For the longest time I have wanted a motorcycle. My husband rides and I thoroughly love riding with him but it was not enough. I wanted to be in control of the turns and the throttle and the handling of the bike. One thing had to happen though. I had to take the Motorcycle Safety Course to figure out if riding was for me. Not to mention to be licensed in Texas, the course is required.
November of last year, I took the course and knew that riding on my own was something I wanted to do. I went down the DMV as quickly as I could to take the written portion and I was a licensed rider that very same day. I drove home as quickly as I could to show Hunter my temporary license that now had an M on it. Kind of dorky, I know but I was really excited to be official. The only thing missing was a motorcycle, for me. Hunter already had one but as a newbie rider, I was not about to jump on a 600r and take off around town. I wanted to be smart about it. Some people may argue that point, but they are not me and I want to start smart so I can be around long enough to upgrade later on down the road. And now, I am the proud owner of a Honda CBR250r. It was between that and the Ninja 250. I sat on both, played around with both and decided that the Honda was better for me. Yeah, it sounds ridiculous…when you get close enough to hear that it is actually running! But that can be remedied with an aftermarket exhaust just as soon as it is made available. (Come on Tyga Performance, waiting on you guys!) I do realize that with a 250 that I am not going to get the growl you would get out of a 600, but aftermarket should improve it somewhat. And…aftermarket would get rid of the nasty looking exhaust that is on it now. At any rate, I am happy with my decision.
I have only been out on my bike 3 times and each time it was with Hunter so he could offer some constructive criticism to help me out. This morning’s ride was the most fun I have had so far. We were out longer and took some roads that had a more turns in them. Part of our journey landed us at Starbucks where we stopped for coffee and pastries. By the way, in order to go to the Starbucks in South Lake, you must own a Mercedes. I swear every car that pulled up was a Mercedes. And if it wasn’t, that car was not there for long…almost like the owner inside of Starbucks told them they were not welcome! They must have crapped themselves when Hunter and I pulled up on our motorcycles. Nothing was said to us but I bet it was because we looked so menacing and they were just scared. ;)
With that being said, I love the CBR. I love how easy it is maneuver and shift. It may not have the grunt of a bigger bike but for now, it is just right for me. I have no doubt that I will trade up eventually but in the meantime, I am going to just enjoy the hell out of my baby bike.