I don't own one as yet, However I am going this year to get my permit.....gonna look into the biker safety course thats offered here $475 but you come out prepared for the actual road exam. I have been out lookin' for what I want in a bike as well and its come down to a couple of choices.
see if your dmv or local motorcycle groups hold a similar course. In my area the course is $20 they provide bikes, helmets, etc you just need gloves and boots. It's normally all day sat and sun and sunday afternoon someone comes from the dmv and gives a test which is easier than the dmv test and you walk out with a form to take to the dmv and get your license without a written or driving test
$475 seems really high, see if dmv or local motorcycle group has one. Evn harley offers one at many of their dealerships thats cheaper than $475. In my area catapiller the company also offers on in their parking lot.
Hey Man, Yeah I checked into it, $475 is Canadian prices or it s what we have to pay in our Province if you Canadian. They offer these courses through out the biking season, I"ve checked around with Drivers Ed courses as well and nothing there either. So its through Safety New Brunswick
my three bikes
Love the Bobber.
The bike I want after the one's I posted above:
Brian - Really like that Honda, that would be a great project bike.
Although I've ridden mostly crotch-rockets, I'd love to own a nice cruiser, like this. It's a beauty!
I have a 1994 Suzuki Intruder VS 800. SHaft drive. I love it. I actually wnt in to pick up a sportbike but it had sold. Mine was a 94 but only had like 1300 miles on it even being like 12 years old so got a deal at like $2300 ben riding it ever since.