Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mountlake Terrace / Seattle, WA
Welcome aboard. I purchased a 2007 VStar 650 Classic a week before my MSF course. My first bike ever also. Been riding everyday since then rain or shine. I really appreciated taking my MSF course on a 250cc first though. Once you get confident in the riding basics, it transfers over nicely to the 650. Just have to get use the weight difference at first but since the bike sits low, the riding stance between the 250 to the 650 is very similar. I was a little spooked at first when I hopped on my VStar the very first time and had to drive it home 15 miles from the dealership. At first it seemed like a beast, but once you get it rolling and get some mileage under your belt, she is definitely a sweet ride.