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Old 07-18-2012, 10:01 AM
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Should I get a motorcycle?

Hi folks,

I'm thinking about getting a motorcycle. They look fun as hell and I want to give it a try. But also, what has made me hesitant to pull the trigger is that it is also very dangerous. I've heard many stories from people I know about accidents with motorcycles.

Now, I live in NYC. If I do get a motorcycle, I plan to use it for pleasure, maybe about 50 miles a week. Mostly riding on local roads in Brooklyn/Queens, Belt Parkway, BQE, LIE. It would be a 600-650cc bike. I've looked at insurance and it would cost me about 2100 for a year, 177 a month. I only plan to have it insured about 6 months a year since I don't want to ride it in the cold weather. Also, I'll have to do the MSF rider safety course. Also, I am very injury prone... I've gotten broken bones from playing sports and falling on bicycles.... lol

Do you think it is wise for me to get a motorcycle?
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