Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
I bought a 1981 Suzuki GS550 for $900 in 2004 and used it for 11 years. I sold it in 2015 for $900. Those old bikes had 4-cylinder engine, & they were very well built back then.

I paid about $3,600 for used 2009 Kawasaki Versys with about 6,000 miles on it. The 650 Versys has the Ninja engine in it. It was my first fuel ejected cycle, and it had a lot power for the engine size.

Finding a nice used bike is not hard in my area. I see no reason to waste money on a new one. Especially if you are learning to ride one for the first time.
Yea eh Mark, might as well go used if you're a beginner rider. Motorbikes themselves don't sound expensive. Just everything else is inconvenient. Weather factors and how you can't bring anything with you.

So if you have a love of riding, do it.