would you recommend a can am spyder as a first “motorcycle”? – i just got my permit and i just got a truck but i was thinking that i would be able to save alot of money on gas if i got somthing alot smaller for the spring and summer, so i figured a motorcycle wouldnt be a bad idea i have never driven one but i have driven things like 4 wheelers, jet skis and dirt bikes im not sure if driving a spyder would be anything like driving any of these. do you think it would be worth getting a class m license and getting a spyder or do you think that the price of insurance and up-keep would be more than what i will save in gas and feed back is appreciated
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Answer by pedro7of9
welcome to math calss..you almost NEVER save buy buying,,insureing a differnt vehical..do your math..
cost of new “bike” with insurance
15 mpg truck uses 100 gallons in 1500 miles at 350 a gallon..is 350 dollars a monthdrive the 35mpg bike for 1500mis almost $ 150 a month..thats driving the truck not at all..rain or nightiles
sooo you save 200 a month..is that gona pay for bike and insurance???
Answer by roger
nonestly the only reservation I have about that as a first bike is how fast it is, many a novice rider underestimates the speed and short distance a powerful bike can reach in a half a block, From the stability standpoint, handling and everything else its perfect, stops quick not going to fall over and with two front tires it will handle like a Indy car on a track.
Most of the people I heard who got in trouble right from the beginning were novice and now all dead. My friend had an 1100 honda hurrucain back in early 80s I think. He was next to me on the freeway at 60 mph he looked over grinned at me, and twisted the throttle and was gone, within a few seconds he was a dot far ahead down the freeway, I never seen anything that fast. He sold it to buy a faster one (go figure) and spent an hour with the guy talking about the incredible power. (he would take off from a stop, the rear tire would just start smoking like a car and the bike would just disappear in a cloud of smoke) Well he sold it, and the guy only owned it a couple of hours before he rocketed off the road at high speed, killing the friend who was there when he bought it. I came around a corner one day and found a ninja bike buried in the trunk of a car upright no rider. I drove around that car, and twenty or thirty feet in front of the car, was a motorcyclist leathers boots helmet face down on the trailer hitch ball of some old mans dually pick up. (I never left the ball hitch on a truck after that) the guy took the ball in the face and was jammed on the truck like a fish on a hook. the old man leaning against his truck was quietly barfing his lunch. Be aware of what you are doing. Its like a pin ball game and you are the pinball. Learn to ride safe and dont overshoot the mark because your eyes teared up from the speed. Chasing parked cars is not smart.
Answer by Michael
Spend a few hundred bucks and get yourself a nice used small cruiser to learn on. And they are awesome on gas 40-50 mpg in town with parking everywhere you look.
Answer by dad
If I was you I would start out with a small bike , Honda Rebel,Suzuki S40,Etc and just take your time learning to ride (You can never learn enough!! ) . And a word of wisdom from me and I have rode for a number of years * Anyone that exceeds the speed limit or the flow of traffic on a bike even an experienced rider has a death wish * So get you a small bike to start some good leather, a good pair of boots and enjoy the ride and breeze !
Answer by J.P.
If you are looking for cost savings, I would get a small beginner bike like a Suzuki GS500. It will be much cheaper than the Spyder (those can run about $ 20k!!) and probably get way better fuel economy.
As far as riding one of those Can-Am’s as a beginner, I cannot give you a definite answer. They are pretty powerful, probably too much for a new rider in my opinion. If you need to get an M-Class for one of those you might as well get a real bike
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