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The_AirHawk 10-20-2009 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pushrod (Post 226496)
I understand you can get a Buell Blast quite cheap now...

.......which are GREAT to rest one of those "coffee table books" on top of.......

DDR_Fan 10-20-2009 12:24 PM

A Buell will be too expensive to import here.
I think I will find an European bike to learn on.
It has to be differet from a crotch-rocket too.

pushrod 10-20-2009 01:42 PM

Ah! So! Not in the U.S.!

Then, scratch the Buell idea. I'd recommend an older (five years or so) Triumph Bonneville, or maybe an inexpensive Japanese standard.

pplassm 10-21-2009 05:59 AM

Yep, DDR= old school Commie Germany.

CaptCrash 10-21-2009 06:22 AM

You shouldn't have too much trouble finding a supermoto of some kind! They're friendly to ride, easy to fix and no worries if they fall over.

seruzawa 10-21-2009 06:32 AM

As far as safety goes I think you would be better off with any motorcycle built in the old DDR. You might find an old DKW laying around. While those motorcycles may have terrible brakes and bad handling you will spend so little time on the road due to constant breakdowns that your chances of having a wreck will approach zero.


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