Originally Posted by rystjohn
Thanks everyone so far. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my lengthy post and respond. In your opinions, would you go new or used bike?
I'd go back and EDIT your first post down by about 60%. Keep it short, sweet and to the point.
Skip the gear evaluations/opinions for now. Start another thread for that.
... and by all means ... as a NEW rider, BUY USED. And take an MSF rider training course. Practice Practice Practice.
TIP: Motorcycle riding can be very dangerous. Very few 2nd chances.
(It's YAMAHA ... )