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Advice for new rider

So I'm going to be forty soon and one of the things I've always wanted to do is ride a motorcycle. Hopefully, I can work my way up to a fireblade. The last motorized bike I rode was a scooter in Miami Beach . I am looking for some advice as where to start. A bike school, perhaps? I am in South Florida so maybe some local members can recommend things down here?
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Re: Advice for new rider

Start by finding a local MSF course (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) that is probably the one part that everyone will agree upon.

As far as bikes you will hear everything from Ninja 250 to just buy the Fireblade now.

I don't think the Ninja 250 is necessarily the right place to start but the Ninja 500, or Suzuki SV 650 are great places to start. I would prefer the SV650 personally. You could go with used F3 if you really want a sport bike and are going to be responsible with it.
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There should be a MSF Safety Course for Beginners. I am not sure exactley how to arrange things in Florida. I would say a BMV may have the information or any websites. Try searching it. That is the best place to start. Plus it gets you taking your tests for your license.
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Re: Advice for new rider

Don't skimp money on gear, it can keep your skin on your body and I don't know about you but to me thats worth a lot of money!!
MSF +1
Bikes - if you like the sportbike look and feel and like slick said are going to be responsible with it, get the CBR600
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Re: Advice for new rider

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to check out MSF first thing.
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Thats the best idea...the cool thing about that is you can use their bikes and if you wreck them it doesn't matter when you are learning. I think of the several people that had never rode once in my class, only one fell and she just didnt put her foot down fast enough.
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Re: Advice for new rider

I found this and its not far from my town

.::: MCSF -Motorcycle Safety of Florida ::.
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Good start
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to da org and good luck on your soon to be addiction.
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