You are 38. Your insurance will be cheap. Call Progressive, they are the cheapest on motorcycles for mature riders and can tell you about any discounts.I am in Austin, Tx, 38 years old with a clean driving record (so you have an idea). I have read a thread about insurance here in the forum, and understand ALL the different quotes people have gotten, and the best thing to do is for ME to call around, but basically my question is: how much does having the M license help?
I have State Farm. Been with them for over 30 years. Since you have your car with them, they will give you a discount on both your car and an added motorcycle as part of a multi-line discount.Thanks for the feedback guys, I will keep all of your comments into consideration.
Although I am really anxious to get my first bike, I really am not in a "hurry" to start riding. Yes I've wanted a bike for YEARS, but money and GF did not let me; plus I have to admit, I was kinda "scared" to start with an R6, and didn't want to start with a "small" bike that (according to a lot or people) I could outgrow pretty fast. So I finally decided to say "F it" and go for it now that the R3 is getting all this good reviews and I love the way the bike looks. With that said, a few more weeks/months of wait does not bother me.
Now onto my next question. How much does having the M license (course) help/drop the price on insurance?.. Should I get it before the purchase to save me some $, or it will not make that big of a difference?
I understand a lot of factors will apply. Like insurance Co., driving record, etc, etc..
I am in Austin, Tx, 38 years old with a clean driving record (so you have an idea). I have read a thread about insurance here in the forum, and understand ALL the different quotes people have gotten, and the best thing to do is for ME to call around, but basically my question is: how much does having the M license help?
Insurance Co recommendations are welcome here in Austin. I have my car with State Farm.
Again Thanks for the previous feedback, and thanks in advance.
Yamaha's SuperSports models generally hit the showrooms each January in the U.S.I think we all got sidetracked by all the good info, but the "main" question has not been answered yet.
Wen do the new models (2016) usually come out?
I want it to ride with my GF in the back. She is not that big actually and I am 5'10 200lbs. Do you think it would feel too much under powered??I have the smallest bike out of everyone I ride with. A mix of 1300cc cruisers, 1000cc adventure bikes, super sports, etc. So far I've never had an issue "keeping up" or have I ever felt under powered. Even at a more than legal group pace. And the R3 does it with ease. It never felt like I was giving it all its got to keep pace. 6th gear cruising at 7000-8000 rpm with lots left for passing. It's all the bike I'll ever "need". If super long distance travels, 2 up riding or if your a substantially larger person then this may not be the bike for you.
There in the US I don't really know but here in Costa Rica, Central America they will come on October, 2015 (That's when I'll be receiving mine and I feel I can't wait lol).New to the bike purchase scene here and I was just wondering when do manufacturers usually release their new year models? Basically trying to figure out (or decide) if I should wait a little and get a 2015 model cheaper once the 2016 one comes out..
It's a little bit different in the U.S.2016 bikes come out in 2016,
otherwise the plate would say 2015.
You would feel a bit ripped in 2017 when a buyer showed you your '2016' was actually 2015 on the compliance plate, paperwork, and the build date on the Yamaha ID plate
and you couldn't dispute it and have to drop $1000 off the value.