Project Motorcycle is an investigative journey into the world of motorcycling with the end goal being to buy and ride my own motorcycle with regard to safety.
Stages in the journey will include, but are not limited to:
- Risks & Safety
- Cost (Bike, Bike Modifications, Repair Manual, Bike Gear, Insurance, Training, etc.)
- Paperwork (Registration, Title, Insurance)
Rationale comes first as a pre-requisite to why I would entertain this project at all. Why am I interested ? What fascinates me about it ?
Risks & Safety comes second to check what my appetite is. Am I willing to take the risk once I know the facts ?
Regain my sense of adventure
Feel more connected and present in the world around me
Reason for the ride is the experience, which, creates a heightens sense of of awareness, as with all dangerous sports. Many may see it as a drug within it self. And more riding is needed to continue a stimuli for consciousness. Many are trapped in the mundane and know no other way out.
Riding is true Freedom. Freedom of mind and body.
Lightweight: up to 500 cc engine
- Yamaha YZF-R3
- Kawasaki Ninja 300
- Kawasaki Ninja 400
- Honda CBR300R
- Honda CB500X
- KTM RC 390
- KTM Duke 390
EX500, GS500 or SV650
Middleweight: 600 – 700 cc engine
Superbike: 1,000 cc engine
Twist of the wrist 2 by Keith Code or Total Control by LEE Parks
Push left to turn left and vice versa
MSF safety course
Check the insurance
Won’t be able to haggle on a motorcycle purchase from a dealership; add them to throw in gear
Add $500-$1000 for gear
Do not buy a new bike