About to buy R3, should I ride it home? First time on motorcycle.
Hey everyone, I am new to the forums and I am finding myself in a bit of a dilemma, I have a chance to pick up an R3 for a great deal new, it will actually be cheaper than a used one at some other dealerships, the sale is almost over and I am about to jump in an buy it. However my problem is that I have yet to take the CMSP (CA new MSF) and have only ridden a mini bike years ago. If I pick the bike up I'll have to ride it about 60 plus miles home, from downtown LA to Antelope Valley. My wife will be with me behind me in the car the whole way, but I am still a little intimidated about the ride, mostly about dropping a brand new bike before I can put some sliders on it. I am planning on taking the safety course but by the time there's an opening an it works with my schedule sale will be over. My friend told me I can ride his 636 to practice but I don't feel like being responsible if I drop his bike lol. So what should I do? There is no delivery options, I may ask my friend to ride it but we both have opposite work schedules, and I am also thinking of renting a trailer, tho the trailer is my last option. There is a nice lot near the dealer usually empty maybe I can practice for a while before making the trip? Thanks all I'm looking forward to the good advice.