Hey, you're right up the road from me. You are more fortunate than many in this group. You have 2 dealers within easy commute - Alcoa Good Times and Mountain Motorsports in Kodak. Both are co-owned by the same people. Go take a look at what they have to offer, you may see something you like. Also go on Cycletrader.com and take a look around. The Spyder is the safest thing on 2 or 3 wheels and is very forgiving while you're getting familiar with it. DavidBean Station
hey bob, my wife bree is now attempting to ride a Sportster 883SL, she's had her mc endorsement for two years now , and after some ongoing health issues still has trouble with two wheels. She's bound and determined to ride as she loves it, (and she's stubborn), ao I.ve been looking for a good alternative for her. Looked over this whole forum last nite, and I'm impressed with what I've seen so far. Looking at the RS model with the semiauto tranny for her. Myself, been riding since I was around 16, now riding a V-Rod, Big Bore, and for the long trips, a CVO Electra-Glide Classic. Can't give up my two wheels just yet, but now I have an alternative... heh heh!!Welcome aboard! So if your Wife is interested... are you looking at just getting one for her or buying a matched set?
What are you currently riding??
The learning curve for her should be short because her two-wheeling experience is limited. Appreciate all the help. LeeWelcome, L&B! Has your wife ridden a motorcycle before or is this her first choice? There's a bit of a learning curve if she's coming over from a two-wheeler, but not too bad. I really enjoy mine, and have grown quite comfortable in a short period of time. Be careful, though, its very addicting!!
Feel free to read around, there are all sorts of great threads with lots of information. Any questions you don't see answers to, post away, we're happy to help!!