Just put a downpayment on an RC
I just joined the forum and was looking for some feedback on my plan. First, a little about me.
I have a little bit of riding experience having owned a KZ650 in my teens. I bought it from a buddy of mine and it had drop bars, an aftermarket exhaust, and a jet kit. It was set up as a drag bike and I rode it around for a summer, street racing and being a woefully irresponsible teenager. I feel grateful to be alive, such was my recklessness.
I got rid of the Kaw when I went to college and hadn't ridden for 15 years until a a trip to Asia gave me the opportunity to rent a 250cc bike and zip around the Gulf of Thailand on two wheels for a few weeks.
I almost pulled the trigger on a bike when I returned to the states by my bike endorsement on my license had long expired and I was living in NYC. Not a great place to make you re-entry into riding.
Fast forward a few years to the present, and I have just pulled the trigger on riding again. I took my MSF class, passed and got my license. But unlike my 17 year old self, I now respect the risk of riding and feel no compelling need to show off or race anyone.
I've always wanted an RC, but I am somewhat familiar with their reputations as widowmakers.
Never being interested in the peaky, buzzy natures of 600cc sportbikes, I also looked a Triumph Thruxtons, VFR800s, FZ8s and an older Honda NighthawkS that was sitting on the floor of my local dealer.
Then I saw an '04 Nicky Hayden with slip-on Yoshi pipes, smoked winshield and a parts list for a refurbishment of the entire suspension and I was in love.
I waited a few weeks, went to every other dealership within 100 miles of where I live, but nothing else did it for me like the RC. So I put down a deposit and called my insurance company.
If all goes to plan, and you guys don't talk me out of it, I will be picking up my RC in a couple of weeks.
Just interested in your thoughts.
Last edited by onelove221; 08-02-2012 at 03:24 PM.