I'm Matthew, From Colombia. (Not columbia)
Been reading quite a lot, been wanting to get on a bike sooner rather than later, new opportunities have come up, and I seem to have arrived at a conclusion.
I think I want a Wee-strom. Not Just any wee, my elder brother's 2008, 50k miles DL650. He's willing to part with it for 7500$ USD (Bear with me, it's a reasonable price) to get a cage with A/C (seriously?).
Me, on the other hand. 5'8", 120lbs, 21 yrs. I've ridden a few times a few different bikes including the wee in question, pretty good cyclist so I have the balance, But I would consider myself a newbie rider. And recently got a job that's about a 20 miles conmute, up the twisties and into a somewhat flat valley, at the end of the conmute, I have to get to my office after about a mile of dirt roads.
This is the bike in question
The only thing thats no longer included is the tall windscreen (broken)
A brand new DL650 ABS in Colombia is around 13.000 USD, plus protections, panniers and stuff.
To resume, Could this become my first bike? any cons that I should take into account?
thanks For the info, for the tips, and for such a nice community. Been loving reading a lot of the stuff posted.
never too formal, never to casual, and always friendly. Stromtroopers FTW.