I bought the same bike in February and I'm closer to 50 than 40. The bike is a blast and you made a wise choiceJust got my 15 r3, Went to pickup and tech in shop said He was thinking I would be a 25 year old. I am twice that! Been riding for 35 years now. Wanted a light weight bike and something I did not have to wok on, Found lots of info here. Thanks
Let's be honest, the R3 is a popular starter bike.When I picked mine up, at least 4 people at the dealership asked "first bike?".
I picked mine up brand new and from the beginning, the shifting was butter smooth. Now that I'm approaching 500 miles, I'm finding that I sometimes miss a gear and shifting in general is not as smooth as it once was. Not saying it's bad... just not what is was when I first started riding.I only have about 100 miles so far but my tranny shifts great. The rear fender has to go and I have to fix the mirrors.