Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Alberta, Canada
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New to Riding - First bike is a 2016 NM4
I took riding lessons earlier this summer - just for the know how, with no expectations to actually get a bike. However, by day 3 I knew I needed to get a bike.
A friend of mine has the same bike, and loves it. I thought I would start with something smaller, but found a good deal on a 2016 with 1000KM on it - (I love the looks and the fact that it was DCT). I feel that as a new rider (and still scared of the trouble I can get into on a bike) the DCT takes one less thing for me to worry about and for now just get comfortable on the bike.
While I won't be ripping around on it (like I mentioned, a nervous newbie rider) I will have to hit highway speeds on my way to work.
I have been reading lots of threads on this forum and am excited to be a part of the riding community in general.
Currently I am looking on ways to improve safety on the bike (lights/horn). Thinking about going with Admore newest light bar (the one that autodetects negative acceleration) - but not sure where to put it on the bike. I also have noticed some of the light bars people have put - and front white lights that may help. I'm open to other suggestions as well.
The second thing I didn't think I would need but quickly realizing I might is more luggage space. It is really too bad the backs don't carry much. I can't even fit my phone into the front left holder. I am planning on riding ATGATT and didn't realize how much there is to take with you with all the gear. I did go all out with racing boots, separate spine protector, etc. I'm leaning towards the Daytona that others have put on.
Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself - and I'm looking forward to the days to come!