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Mar 07, 2012
Fun Bike
by: Cathy N

I love my 2001 V Star 650 Classic it's beautiful!!! I'm 5'3" and it's perfect.

Mar 06, 2012
New biker
by: Deeann

Don't worry about whether or not you have your own bike when you take the class. I think many of them provide a bike for you to ride. I'll be taking the Harley Davidson Riders Edge class in 2 days and they provide Buells for the students to ride. Just call the place where you take the class and ask them. If they don't provide the bike, find a course that does. Lots of people that take the class have never ridden a bike, so how could they be expected to ride their own bike to the class? Don't let anything intimidate you young lady. The older you get the bolder you get. Ease back on your throttle and take a breath. You can do this. Be at peace.

Mar 06, 2012
by: Lois

I've got an F800st great for long rides and short trips around town. Mine was factory lowered and has a lowered seat also, just right for me. Check out all kinds of bikes go to every dealer you can find ride everything you can then decide what works for you. A couple of other great bikes Triumph Bonneville SE or Kawasaki Ninja 500 last made in 09 but there are plenty out there.

Mar 06, 2012
500 cc
by: ivana

i have a 2009 kawasaki vulcan 500 and love it...it's light enough to make slow manouevers (parking lot) easy, yet quick enough to keep up to the big boys (my bf has a 1700 cc victory)...i started on a honda cbr125 and while i loved it's sporty feel, anything over 80 km/h made it feel unstable...i'm only 5'4" and 103 lbs and have no problem flat footing it or handling it...there are many used ones out there as 2009 was the last year for this model...but as someone else said, try out a ton of bikes and make sure you wear all the gear all the time...enjoy!

Mar 06, 2012
by: lylia

in july i bought a Cam Am Spyder rs isaw it on t.v. and went out an bought one it is a trike i havent rode in 40 years even though im 70 i tried riding every day it turns on a dime and gives u 6cents change. at least try one out. theyhave the touring bike trike its bigger but i love my spyder, best of luck to u and i know u will make the right decision.

Mar 06, 2012
thanks for the VLX suggestion
by: Anonymous

I am on the same boat. Short and tiny (110 lbs), so I thought 250cc will be ideal for me, but now after 6 months of riding, I realized 250cc is too small for my long road trips... I was looking for 450cc so it's not to heavy, but if you think VLX is okay (weight wise) that sounds like a good bike for me. Gotta start hunting one.

Mar 06, 2012
by: Anonymous

I have a Honda VLX (600cc) and it is perfect for a short-round gal like me. I started on a 250 Honda Rebel & quickly realized that I needed something bigger.
All suggestions aside, you should choose a bike you feel comfortable on and confident to handle. I dont recommend anything smaller than a 500 if its windy. But get one you'll love to ride, and feel safe on. Also be sure to wear the proper safety apparel (helmet, boots, jacket, etc.)
Best of luck, keep the rubber side down!
--Kelly in WI

Mar 06, 2012
Moto Guzzi
by: Floozi on the Guzzi

I had a Moto Guzzi for years...easy to ride and big gas tanks...virtually no maintainance

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