I am going to be taking the MSF course next month. In the meantime been looking at a lot of bikes w/ advice from a couple of friend riders. I need something used, cheap, etc. for a first bike. I found a 2000 Aprilia Pegaso that I really like, "well maintained" 15k miles for $2000.
My questions are regarding reliability, getting parts (either myself or a service shop), and getting service.
I live just west of Atlanta, Ga. When I looked for Aprilia dealers in Ga. I found 1 scooter store in Atlanta, 1 dealership an hour and a half away, and another dealership about 4 hours away, and thats it.
Would I be able to get engine work done at a BMW motorcycle dealership? What about other components for repair? A Ducati or BMW dealer? If I take it to an independent mechanic, how easy or difficult will it be for him to get parts?