Brand new rider considering a 250
Hey guys, I just registered here and thought I'd put the question to your collective knowledge. My question is this: Will I out grow a 250 quickly? To aid in that answer a bit about myself...
I'm a brand new rider, getting my permit on thursday, and taking the MSF course within the next month (just need to get a weekend off). I rode my friends dirt bikes as a kid but haven't been on something with two wheels and en engine in 15 years or so. I recently bought a bicycle and have been riding that daily to run errands, for fun yes, but mostly to experience the exposure to traffic, two wheels, and the kind of awareness it requires as it seems most drivers have a blind stop for bikes regardless of your posisiton relative to the car... I should also mention I'm 28, married, have been driving a manual since I got my license at 16, and am a licensed pilot. While the oepration of a plane has nearly zero corrolation to bikes the mindset is the same I would think. Keep ahead of the machine I'm operating and ALWAYS stay within my limits as its easy to become a smoking crater, or in this case a red stain on the pavement.
I'm being steered towards an sv650 by several of my friends as they ride them and love them. While I plan to own an SV at some point I wonder if I'd be better served with a 250 for now. I like the idea of getting a bike for less than two grand that I can lay down without shedding many tears and can hone my riding skills on before moving to something with more power.