Hey guys...Been riding my 2001 Beo 150 for three years now and decided to go the "next" step and try a motorcycle. I tried out my friend's 2007 Suzuki GZ 250, which he will probably sell this fall and at a real good price. I had had no experience as far as shifting, read up on it, and got it into 3rd gear quite easily in a parking lot. The balance and turning certainly carried over from the Beo. It is probably just over 300 pounds, lighter than the 350 the Beo has and lower to the ground. I basically want it for tooling around with no real long distance rides. I would be taking it on the highway occasionally (no high traffic areas) and going around 65 mph.
I can't afford to spend anything over $2,000 for a used bike. Will I get totally bored with this in no time or would a 250cc bike be okay for awhile. I am an older woman, 5'8" 160 pounds.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Tom, thanks in advance for all you do for all of us on this board.