Your first bike

At what age did you have your first motorcycle?

It belonged to your parents, did your parents give it to you, did you buy it with your own money or what?

How was your experience and what motorcycle was it, and now which one do you have and how old are you now?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >At what age did you have your first motorcycle?
    18, almost 19
    >It belonged to your parents, did your parents give it to you, did you buy it with your own money or what?
    They gave it to me
    >How was your experience and what motorcycle was it, and now which one do you have and how old are you now?
    It was terrible, but I had a blast with it cause it was my first bike. it was a 125cc indian vespa with manual transmition. Now im 23 and I own a CBR954RR

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        17, it was a ninja 250. i bought it for 800 not running, cleaned the carbs and it ran terribly but it worked

        got totaled by a geo metro after 4 months and upgraded to a cbr600f4i

        nice, ive been looking for one of these for a while. im on a zx6r currently but the f4i was far superior, always wanted to try the 954

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          it's a great bike, it has just the right amount of power, it's the lightest fireblade ever, very comfortable and looks amazing (in white spec).

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >21
    >ninja toofidy
    >paid $1,000

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Early 20s, GSX250.
    Now I'm 55, gen 2 Hayabusa.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      how do you like the busa? do you just do highway pulls or do you take it to the twisties? If you do, don't you feel it's a bit heavy and slow to turn?

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    First bike?
    >19
    >was my father's, given to me when he passed, have not been able to rode it due to numerous reasons.
    >1975 FLH

    First bike I've been riding full time?
    >24
    >bought it as a learner bike
    >82 GS650

    3 years later I own 4, still only that one as a runner others are projects.
    >GS450
    >74 sportster

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've never owned a motorcycle. It seems like a rich kid thing

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bikes are absurdly expensive even used

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        this

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Are you joking? Bikes are cheap, especially for the performance you get. Dirt bikes are even cheaper.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not for me

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              What are you looking at? Harleys are pretty expensive to get into, but everything else is quite attainable imo.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm literally looking at everything and sorting by lowest price. Bikes are expensive as shit even used

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                have you ever looked at cars

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah they're cheaper

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              There seems to be an odd number of naggers on this board that make outrageous claims about the cost of things but will never explain themselves when questioned. You see a lot of people talking about how "manuals are just too expensive for me" too, but they'll say what area they're from or what cars they're looking at

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I think they try to talk themselves out of it and don't want their excuse, which is really rooted in something else, to be taken away.

                For example: "I'm an uncoordinated dipshit homosexual that would not last a minute on a two wheel vehicle, but I'll tell everyone they're unobtainably expensive in '''my area''' and never further clarify which bikes or where my area actually is so they can't prove me wrong."

                I mean, we're on an anonymous scandinavian sheepherding forum, you can admit to gargling the necrotic balls of an obese cadaver and literally two posts later no one will know it's you.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                But it's true though. And manuals ARE a premium in the used market too.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                What can I get for my 2012 cts-v coupe 6 speed manny, 80k miles? Replaced the flywheel and clutch a year ago

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                There's an automatic one with 50k miles selling for $40k.
                Another automatic but with a rebuild title with 60k miles for $36k

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Only manual sports cars, manual daily driver-type cars are usually cheaper. Mazda 3s and 5s in particular I've seen much cheaper with a manual. If you're really hard up for cash, you're not buying a sports car anyway, and for the record the Mazda 3 is a pretty good handling basic bitch daily so you could do worse if you need something practical but want some semblance of handling.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                In my experience. No. Manual daily driver also is more expensive and in worse condition than the automatic equivalent Mazda 3 is out of reach for me. It's over $5000 even for the older one.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not responding to any more of your bullshit made up prices until you give us a 200 mile radius (or whatever you are OK with driving to) to search so I can prove you wrong.

                Maybe if you live in the SF bay area or something, but then you'd be homeless if you were actually that broke.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I really don't want to dox myself

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >admit to living in a populated area
                >thinks that it will somehow give him away against the hundreds of thousands that live around him
                Look, I know people are irrationally attached to what they perceive as privacy, but you're just being ridiculous. At this point you're just accepting that your a fucking retard and don't want to be proven otherwise because you'd actually have to accept that all your problems in life are of your own creation

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I just know my own market cause I browse it every single day and drive myself insane. I'm not gonna dox myself. I'm just gonna end this here because j don't want people to think I'm fucking with them. I didn't start this chain. I was just replying to someone else confirming that bikes are pretty costly. And then you guys started a large chain of inquiry that blew this thread off topic. Just go back to the OP discussion. This got out of hand. My market sucks ass.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >200 mile radius is doxxing

                Either we'd already have backtraced you and given your address to the cyberpolice and the state police, or we're not going to get shit out of a 200 mile radius.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you're hard limit for a car is 5k, it's time to except that you aren't getting a car. Start looking at commuter bicycles and public transportation

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Despite being a city we don't have public transit. There are plenty of cars for under $5k just nothing as cool as a Mazda 3.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Replying to bait

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Look, it's not my job to know who's actually a retard and who's such a massive retard that they pretend to be a retard on a discussion board where nothing matters

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Only you can prevent bait from getting replies

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                manuals are more expensive here though they are more rare.
                Cars in general are less expensive than bikes however
                This is because I'm not in the Midwest. Rustfree cars are an abundance

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      A rich kid thing? Maybe if you're a teenager or early 20's when insurance is like 6 millionbillion dollars a year, but bikes are cheaper than some aesthetic options on cars, cost is absolutely not a barrier unless you are literally below the poverty line.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cars are way cheaper than bikes Anon. I just can't afford it. It's also really impractical. It rains everyday.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Where do you live? There are about billion motorcycles in the SE-Asia and it rains literally everyday there, also they aren´t really known for their wealth too.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Can't really say. Just somewhere in American states.
            All the fees involved and gear and the used market dictates that bikes are more expensive than cars. The only reasonably priced bike I can buy is a 70s yamaha

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          No they aren't. A complete shitbox on death's door is $5k. For that same $5k you can get a pristine sportbike kept in a garage by a loving first owner with hardly any miles.

          You sound like a literal child and a poor.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            This isn't the case here. $5k buys you jack shit but there are plenty of kept cars under $5k. Don't make weird assumptions about markets you're not in

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Then tell us what market you're in so we can tell you why you're wrong. You don't have to give us your street address, give us the nearest major city or even the rough quadrant of a state i.e. "Maine" or "West Texas". Give us something that gives us a, say, 200 mile radius and I will prove you wrong.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Fuck off man you're so pretentious. You really think you're the smartest person in the room all the time don't you

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                First of all, yes, I am always the smartest person in the room, seethe.

                Second of all, don't ask me why, but reading used car/bike classifieds has become one of my "I don't know what else to do right now but I have some time to kill" hobbies.

                So, ask yourself: do you actually want to be shown where to find affordable bikes or do you just want to throw a little Zoomer shit homosexual tantrum?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're just gonna have to trust that I am just as good as you are at looking around online and what I said is the truth. If you can't believe that reality than well just have to agree to disagree.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I trust no such thing, pic very much related.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ok go back to twitch then zoomer

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                twitch? zoomer?

                Zoomers don't call people fags, they were indoctrinated by their kindergarten teachers to suck LGBT cock.

                And why would I watch Twitch? That's the most pathetic beta shit ever. "Oh boy, let me worship this person for playing a video game really well!" As if most of them even play honestly, from what little I've seen most of them are obvious cheaters or suck and just have a gimmick.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >12
                Standup goped

                >18
                Puch moped

                >22
                GS500
                My parents prevented it as long as they could

                I probably spend more time looking at bikes on craigslist than riding and I've only bought 3 in 7 years. Add in dbt, youtube, and various research/benchracing and I spend more time doing those things combined than anything else. Bikes trigger my autism like nothing else.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          What the fuck bikes are you looking at that cost more than a car? You can't possibly find a car that costs 6k, let alone less

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You can't possibly find a car that costs 6k, let alone less

            Oh you can, but it won't be pretty.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can here. I can find running cars under $2500. Literally nothing for bikes though. Also you have to factor in gear and all that stuff. I already have a driving license. Not a bike license.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Then buy a car. Why are you here if you're just going to make shit up and complain

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Because I wish bikes were cheap

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    21
    bought with my own money
    pic related, certainly had some trials and tribulations in the course of simultaneously learning to ride and getting it working properly, but learned a lot. glad I got it instead of the even older and crustier UJMs that were in the same price range
    I'm 23 now and ride a VFR and KLX

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh fawk buddy those F3 are real gems. Gutless down low like any Honda but for their age they were really sweet.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    24

    I was debating getting a bike on and off for the past year then finally decided that it wasn't worth waiting any longer. I started out looking at Ninjas but for once FB marketplace's terrible search worked in my favor because I saw a 98 VFR, thought it looked great, then was sold on VFRs when I heard what the straight cut cam gears sound like.

    Overall 10/10, I've only been riding since July and I've already made a bunch of friends and had some great times. I can't wait for it to be nice out again

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i started riding motorcycles when i was 46

    unless you want to count my peewee 50 that i had when i was a kid

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    21
    Sv650
    Bought it with my own money, $1000. It didn't run, needed a new starter, carbs cleaned, and a couple fuses. Came with gear and a shop manual.
    Still have it, planning on selling it. It was a good ride, I just live in a really boring place to ride. I also have a 2nd gen with suspension work, that I traded a car for.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >no helmet, just some goggles
    >picked his outfit for style not for safety, probably not even CE rated
    squid retard, deserved what he got

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I really don't know what the hell you guys are talking about. $3,000 in today's money still gets you an assortment of decent used bikes.

    If you're willing to wrench and you know what to look for, you can get something not running for like a thousand and then go from there.

    I was 25. I had just yeeted my jeep over/through a boulder(average lcpl on leave behavior) and sort of needed wheels so I said fuck it and bought a 11 year old F4i for 3.7k in 2017. Probably should have died on it but w/e. Don't be a doomer and start on anything faster than an mt07. I made it to 30 but now I have something to lose(in love) so sportbikes aren't quite the same.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not in my area. $3000 is jack shit. . Also all the licensing fees. Gear. Insurance. How do you justify it when it's all more than a used car

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Gear.
        Squid
        >Insurance.
        >Licensing fees
        Free men don't ask

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You seriously ride your bike with zero gear and no registration and no license? Are you fucking crazy?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            let me guess. you're rural

            Wait until you hear how many people on bikes don't have a motorcycle endorsement or license lmao

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Isn't it literally life ruining if youre caught

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                They have to catch you first

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Well I'm not really that kind of guy

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                That's the great thing about bikes, they'll breathe life into your inner based retard

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm just trying to get from A to B. I'm a 32 year old neet whose never owned a car or bike. I'm also clumsy. I have no money. Bikes are so expensive 🙁

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you want to post b8 go do it on /b/ or /misc/ or LULZ or something

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not posting b8

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bro maybe you think bikes are expensive because you don't have any money. Everything's expensive when you don't have money.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          let me guess. you're rural

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You sound like a real fucking homosexual who is just trying to justify your failure. Sad. I have no sympathy for you.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nah you're the failure. How about that?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            nagger I have a GF 2023 v8 camaro a crotch rocket and a job I don't hate, yeah nah

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh yeah? Well you're a loser.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        An Amazon full face helmet and a blt jacket will have you decently covered for about 400 bucks. The more you post the more you sound like a kid that hasn't been outside in years, have some perspective dude

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          That fuck?? $400?

          $100 ECE rated Bell Qualifier helmet, $40 HWK jacket (they're fine, look at reviews, plenty of people that have crashed with them, you're not going to be doing 100+ mph as a beginner anyway), a decent pair of non-ripped jeans, a discount/sale pair of hiking (or preferably combat) boots, a $20 pair of gloves with reinforced palms, and you're riding. If you know how to thrift or have certain items already you can be up and running gear-wise for like $200.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    18
    Was my friends bike who was selling it cause he was moving interstate. It was a gigantic step up from the little 300cc and 150cc learner bikes I rode while doing my riding test. First experience I had riding it was going around my friends suburb and then nearly planting a cyclist and a t section cause I was too nervous and focused with bring it to a stop or not dropping it. Paid him 3500 ozbux cash for it and the first thing I did was drop it while rolling it down his steep driveway. It was just fairing damage but that kinda set in stone the history id have with a 500lb bike. I got better and riding it and amazingly, I srill haven't crashed it on the public road at all. First week in came to a stop light with an s1kr and basically there it was a stop light race. Of course the litre peter gapped me but sending that little 650 4cyl from stop was like going into warp speed for me, it kinda opened my eyes with how fast it was. Took it to a few track days and on the second time I highsided from attacking a corner too hard while the circuit started raining heavily. Fixed it up and then it got stolen. Police found it fucked up but I decided to fix it anyways, probably spent the same amount getting it repaired but this zook has been so solid for me I want to ride it until it dies so I can give it a "Viking burial". So yeah I still ride it but not as much as my car.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    18 almost 19
    bought it with my own money but dad gave me his old jacket
    katana 600, have cbr600 now at 22

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >21 now 22
    >500 dollars
    it has been a lot of fun but more of a learning experience than anything else, its a 1980 CB750 that was/is in pretty rough shape, its a decent runner/rider once it gets warmed up but I think it needs the valves reshimmed and I know the tank needs resealed, I don't plan to ever sell it though

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If a 50cc is considered a motorcycle then when I was 10yo, if a 125cc then when I was 15.
    If you mean a proper big boy bike then it was a Kawasaki GPZ900R when I was 18, inspired by Berlin and Top Gun obviously.

    Currently 29 and have no bike as I lost interest in them, last bike was a 950cc Triumph Sprint RS, sold it like 5 or so years ago

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >early 20s
    >bought brand new with my money
    >2001 hd fatboy (carbureted)
    >still ride it today
    Experience was easy but delivery was slow af; those mechanics quarter assed everything

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I was 14 a weird guy in my hometown said he had an abandoned 50cc scooter, and i convinced my father to give him $50 for it.
    After celaning the carb without much idea of waht i was doing and throwig it down a hill like 10 times it started, i had some fun with it for some years.

    Now at 21 I have a CBR250R, I want to get something bigger at some point

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not fair all the lives you people got to live. I never did anything with my life at all and I'm older than everyone here. It's fucking bullshit. I was never able to live at all. And now I'm old. This 21 year old and been through more than I have

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >At what age did you have your first motorcycle?
    34
    >It belonged to your parents, did your parents give it to you, did you buy it with your own money or what?
    My own money
    >How was your experience and what motorcycle was it
    I loved it and it was a 2020 MT-03.
    >and now which one do you have and how old are you now?
    An late 2000s Triumph and a dual sport. Had an MT-09 before but it kind of got old after a while. I am 36.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    50 cc tomos

    Still have it to this day and its a blast to wring it to all its glorious 55km/h

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    2009 Ninja 250r
    17
    bought it with 21 miles for $650 smackers (2020) off craigslist with clam digging money because the carbs were gunked and loaded it on the family work truck one Saturday. I had been using the work truck because the $3000 car I had been given got wrapped around a tree and I needed a daily. unloaded it in a buddie's shed and didn't reveal it for 3 months while my mechanically unknowledgeable ass (had to buy a socket wrench) made it work.
    Showed up to work one weekend to show it to my brother and my boss who was a family friend, I pulled up beside their truck, moving, on the way to the worksite and sped off, they met me at the landing and thought I had just bought the most eccentric crotch rocket known to man, felt like Donald Trump. My parents both fucking hated it but it served me well, the best vehicle I've ever owned, handled like a goddamn surface to air missile, got crazy gas mileage and being a 600 engine cut in half it had a supersport powerband that gave spirit to revving high to a self destructive degree. no rev limiter, all analogue, carbs and a thai engine that begged for it's death, the perfect weight, got off the line very well and got up to speed with traffic perfectly. If you have any kind of a penchant for engine dynamics it will make you cream your jeans coming from the car world. was later stolen by naggers off of Baltimore I now ride a GS500 and feel my soul growing colder every day.
    I think my barebones insurance was $35 a month.

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