Having never ridden a motorcycle before, a lead foot, and a wife who loves me, I started riding last year on a brand new 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250 (I could have gotten a brand new 08 Ninja 500 for cheaper but it was ugly...) With 2600 miles on the odometer now, I'm ready for more power. Utah has some odd motorcycle license laws:
- If you test on a motorcycle/scooter 90 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 90 cc or less.
- If you test on a motorcycle/scooter 249 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 249 cc or less.
- If you test on a motorcycle/scooter 649 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 649 cc or less.
- If you test on a motorcycle/scooter larger than 650 cc, you will not be restricted, you will be authorized to ride any size motorcycle/scooter.
I have yet to take the DMV course to get my motorcycle license because I didn't want to do it over again later if i got a bigger bike. So now I think I'll go to a Suzuki GSX-R 750... I think the 750 will be a good choice because it's not the biggest bike, but at the same time has plenty of power and i can take the DMV course and be 100% legal on any bike i might ride.... A likely scenario is me trading my 250 into a dealer and getting into a 2009-2012 750, I'd rather get an 09 if I can since it'd be cheaper. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about the 09-12 GSX-R 750s? There's a few older 750's on the local classifieds but since i still owe on my current bike, i'd be better off trading it in