It is not clear from your post.... Did you just get your driver license or just get your motorcycle endorsement?
My 2 cents.... If you are a brand new driver, buy a car first and learn the rules of the road. If you already know how to drive, and you meant that you just got your motorcycle endorsement, I would recommend finding a cheap 250 to learn on. I would spend at least a couple months riding before thinking about upgrading to a bigger bike. It's not impossible to start on a bigger bike, but you will get into much less trouble on a lighter, less powerful 250. And you will not be quite as upset when you drop it! (I guarantee you will drop the Fury if you get it as your very first bike)
i was in a similier situation when i first got my cycle license every told me start with a small bike , well i did i bought a suzuki 500 cc an after 3 weeks i was ready to cell my bike for a bigger stronger bike ,it was a waste of money for me i should have started on a bigger bike , i would jump ride on the fury an just stay local at first go slow get use to the bike an i believe u will be fine , if it was a fight an u said hhhmmmmm should i fight the white belt or fight the black belt , well n that case fight the white belt if ur just starting but with bikes it really doesnt take much practice b4 ur ready to ride the big boys , either way u decide ride safe ride cautious an u be kHi All,
Today I got my driver license, after a few months of taking lessons. So i'm totally ready for buying my first bike
I was wondering how you guys think about buying a Fury as your first Cycle?
Am I Crazy or is it possible?
I agree with everything djdiscman said above, Serge. Start out on something smaller, lighter, more manuverable, and certainly less expensive; what we call a "beater". You'll thank yourself later. When I was still in the business, I use to try to discourage new riders from buying the biggest, the fastest, the most expensive machines they could afford, knowing that with their minimal level of experience, it was probably going to end in disaster. There is definitely a "learning curve" associated with mastering these two-wheeled machines, and a freshly-printed motorcycle permit is, more than anything, just a license to learn; not an endorsement of proficiency. Get a smaller bike and then we'll talk again in six months; I'm sure, by then, you'll agree.First of all thanks for your response!
Well i meant my motorcycle endorsement, in the Netherlands you've got 2 licenses 1 for Car and 1 for Motorcycle. Please excuse me for my English...
I've got my driverslicense(car) 15 years ago, I'm 35. And was planning to buy the Fury as a present for my 36th birthday
But indeed driving a motorcycle is something different, my instructor told me to try a Honda cb600 hornet. The hornet, at least the one in the netherlands has 100bhp. That's even a bit more than the Fury, but the fury weighs 100kg more.
Yeah dropping the bike is something that I'm worried about. I thought about your idea, but if I buy a "cheap" bike and drop it, I'll still have to get it repaired or accept the decreased worth of the bike when trying to sell it.
So wouldn't it be the same if I dropped the fury(with pain in my heart..) and than had it repaired. Ok the fury will probably be a bit more expensive, but hey we live only once
Btw you guys are in luck in the States, the fury is going to cost 16700 euro in the Netherlands... Thats almost 23000 dollars...
Don't I know it! First time I scraped the peg I thought, "What the hell?!" Pretty strange sound and weird feeling on your foot when you don't expect it. I didn't think I would be brave enough to lean that far into a curve. I had a buddy following me on his HD and I guess I didn't want him to show me up.now cornering at faster speeds, that's a little different, don't mind scraping the peg going at faster speeds, just a little nerve jarring the first time you do it... lol.
Well I couldn't even pickup the bike I've used during my Motorcycle lessons. (honda CB500) Dunno if that rule really worksSenor Gar has made some very good points here. I would agree that if a new rider wants to learn to ride hard they need to know their limitations. Start with a smaller and less expensive ride and be prepared to put some dents and scratches into it. No one plans on laying down their ride, but shit happens!
As a rule of thumb new riders should'nt ride somthing they can't pick up off the ground.