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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everybody, Im not exactly new to this Forum but I figured I never made an entrance, and thats kinda my thing. haha. Im from Milwaukee, WI. I have some what of a different story then alot of people on here. Im no doctor, lawyer, buissnes owner. I am 22 and a tow truck driver at a local shop. I have never owned a motorcycle before this summer, and have only ridden sport bikes a few times before. Ive always wanted one, and this summer I finally told myself I would get one. I have a low budget, and I just wanted something above a 250, I actually found a guy in the area who owned a leasing company who told me he had a BMW for sale. Honestly I didnt even know BMW made a sport bike untill he sent me a picture and my jaw dropped. A few days later I was at his house test driving it. I HAD TO HAVE IT! Half the time I can barely afford the payments on my bike, but she is my baby. I put almost 5000 miles on her this summer and was obsessed with every second of it, and I have recently found out that buying aftermarket add ons for it is really kind of an addiction.

Well enough about me, I just thought I'd share one final thing, and thats the article I found online while researching the bike that made me laugh my ass off, and really had me sold on getting it.

Why the 190mph BMW S1000RR would make a terrific first motorcycle | Hell for Leather Hell for Leather

Speed never hurt anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, thats what will get ya.
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I also wanted to add that I rode the first 500 miles in rain mode, got used to the power. I learn something new every day I ride this bike, and I love learning, and slowly (and I mean really slowly) pushing my limits and understanding what the bike can and cant do, or rather what I can and cant do.

Speed never hurt anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, thats what will get ya.
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Welcome, and you're doing the right thing by taking it slow if you lack experience. This is/can be a very safe bike as well as a beast.

It's all in the controls and how well they are connected to the brain.

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