Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
The bike is gorgeous. It's too bad it'll be nearly invisible on the road (black).
Be sure to learn how to ride in a motorcycle safety course. Whatever it costs it's worth every penny.
In the USA, they're called MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundations). In Canada, they're generally hosted at community/technical colleges and are called "Gearing Up". Some states subsidize it so you only have to pay maybe $50. In Canada, I paid about $450 (which would be roughly 375 US dollars), but it was worth every penny. I wouldn't recommend anybody ride without doing a course. Your bike probably costs several times that, and your life is considered priceless to some.
I should mention, I recommend you wear full safety gear every time you get on the bike (even if you're just moving it in the driveway). That means helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, and boots. Gear that is designed for motorcycles, and at least $100 each (helmet, jacket, and pants will likely be $200+ each).
Bright colors are also highly recommended. A large part of being safe on a motorcycle is being noticed/recognized by other traffic so they don't hit you. The rest is being responsible and safe. A large percentage of motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle. Nobody to blame except the pilot (or much more rarely, the owner/mechanic).
I mean the best with what I say. It doesn't always sound that way.
2013 Honda CBR500R (Millennium Red) (Completely stock)
FirstGear Kilimanjaro High-Visibility, Joe Rocket Ballistic Boots, Scorpion Exo R2000, Alpinestars Raider Drystar Pants or Scorpion Covert Jeans, Icon Hypersport Pro Short Gloves
Castrol Chainlube, Pro Honda GN4, Pro Honda Dot 4, 87 octane AKI
Kriega R-35, Air Hawk Dual Sport, Go Cruise 2, Grip Puppies
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