My Honda Shadow Spirit 750
I've wanted to ride since high school. I just graduated from college, starting my career and feel that I don't fit the mold of the typical lady rider :) Now that I'm able to make this dream happen, I've finally gotten my bike; a Honda Shadow Spirit 750. I can't put into words how ecstatic I am! The problem is that I've been told to get a 250cc or something like that to start on, but I've read of many women learning on their shadows! I feel like I'm not completely out of the loop because I know how to drive a straight shift truck, and I'm use to shifting gears with foot on our four-wheeler. I know a motorcycle is different, but I feel like I'm not completely ignorant of the concept. So do I really have to spend another couple thousand dollars to get a 250cc or something like that? My other question is do I get acquainted with being on a bike before I take the safety course, or do I take the safety course first? Quite frankly, I don't want to take the safety course in front of a group of people having not been on a bike at all. Plus $250 is a lot to pay to not pass!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I must add that the bike fits me to a T! I'm flat foot when I don't have any shoes on, the foot pegs are perfect for my legs and I don't feel like Im reaching way forward for the handlebars. Everything is perfect! So, right now I'm just cranking it and sitting on it AND GRINNING!