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Howdy All,
I grew up on dirt bikes and 3-wheelers, but I have not been on a bike in many years.
I took the BRC two weeks ago and did very well in the test, I only had 1 point marked against me, now I have my license and I am ready to ride.

I have a buddy with a 05 RC51 in great shape; low miles, good mods, a pretty good price tag and I considering buying it.
I have looked around at different bikes like the SV650, F4i, and 600RR thinking that I should start off smaller, but the RC is a good deal on a great bike that I can grow into.
Furthermore, just about every bike I see has either been laid down, dropped, and beat to hell and back or has other problems from sitting to long.

I am 40 years old with a Mustang GT that I do enjoy driving rather spirited from time to time. :D
The RC kind of scares the shit out of me so I think I would tend to take it easier on the bike and I do believe that I can handle it if I just stay level headed and ease into riding it.

So what do you all think; thanks a bunch for reading my novel? :)
 

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SubSailor, thanks for your reply.
The fact it is a V-twin and a sweet bike with lots of torque are a few the main reasons I am considering it.
I plan on keeping for a long time and it is a bike that I can grow into and my skills increase.
I just can’t help but wonder if it is a little too much machine for the first street bike.
 

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Thanks PiasanoRacer.
Once my new gear gets here and the weather warms up some the first thing I am going to do is find an empty parking lot and get the feel of the bike in low speed turns.
As long as I am not an idiot I have no doubt I can handle it at cruising speeds, but the weight of the bike and the power it puts down does concern me.
I just need to take my time and learn the bike and not be a moron about riding to fast, but I think I will be ok.
 
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