(Gander, NL, Canada)
Suzuki Boulevard S40
Hi everyone! My name is Bonnie, and I live in Gander, Newfoundland. I am 40 years old and finally decided it was time to ride ;) My husband and I just finished our motorcycle course and brought home our bikes. I fell in love with riding but realize that I have a lot to learn. I bought a Suzuki Boulevard S40 (650cc single). It is the perfect size for me and not a "beast" in terms of power or weight.
I have to admit, I am scared but excited. As soon as we took our bikes off the trailer, I started in the driveway and did the rock/roll technique to get used to the clutch's sweet spot. I will start off in the driveway, and then just down the road. We found a parking lot and are buying cones so we can practice slow turning/moving, emergency braking, changing gears (that is my biggest fear as I have never driven standard). I am so glad I found this website. Just reading other posts, makes me feel comfortable to know that I am not the only one who has fears, etc.
Have a great day everyone! Oh, all tips and advice for a new rider are welcomed. Cheers!