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Hello everyone. Im looking forward to owning a CBR300r soon. I plan on getting all my gear in order first and taking the MSF course after. And after that I plan on having a CBR300r as my first bike. The only problem is me having enough money to afford all of this since I am currently a college student so I never have enough money. But i hope to see some more posts of you lucky ones that do.
 

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Welcome Jets! I Know the feeling for sure. Good for you to get prepared beforehand, far too many kids getting bikes have those kinds of priorities backwards.
 

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Hello everyone. Im looking forward to owning a CBR300r soon. I plan on getting all my gear in order first and taking the MSF course after. And after that I plan on having a CBR300r as my first bike. The only problem is me having enough money to afford all of this since I am currently a college student so I never have enough money. But i hope to see some more posts of you lucky ones that do.
Welcome to the forums, Jets.

By the time it's all said and done, and you've signed on the dotted line you'll be shelling out about $5000 USD (maybe more?) for a new CBR300R. As an alternative, you might consider looking for a used 2011 - 2012 CBR250R... people are selling them for anywhere from $2400 to $3000 depending on condition and mileage.

Given that you are a college student, I would strongly recommend resisting the urge to finance a new bike. That's debt that you don't need, not to mention the added cost of full coverage insurance that you'd need to have for a new bike that is financed. By saving up for and buying a used CBR250R with cash, you can then get by with basic liability insurance, which is a lot more affordable for someone on a tight budget.

I know I'm in the minority here, but in my opinion a new bike as a first bike is generally a bad idea. Most of those new bikes get dropped within the first couple weeks of leaving the dealership... some are dropped multiple times before even getting to the first service.

If they did a survey of experienced motorcyclists (people who have been riding 20 years or more), asking how many started out learning to ride on a brand new bike, I think you'd find that number to be very, very few. Today, it seems as though it's the opposite... the majority of new, first time riders are learning to ride on brand new bikes, and often on bikes way beyond their skill level.

Anyway, just food for thought.
 
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If you're a minority then I'm definitely in your camp. Used motorcycles are so much cheaper and you won't break your heart messing up your beautiful shiny gas tank/plastic/worse.

Welcome to the forums, Jets.

By the time it's all said and done, and you've signed on the dotted line you'll be shelling out about $5000 USD (maybe more?) for a new CBR300R. As an alternative, you might consider looking for a used 2011 - 2012 CBR250R... people are selling them for anywhere from $2400 to $3000 depending on condition and mileage.

Given that you are a college student, I would strongly recommend resisting the urge to finance a new bike. That's debt that you don't need, not to mention the added cost of full coverage insurance that you'd need to have for a new bike that is financed. By saving up for and buying a used CBR250R with cash, you can then get by with basic liability insurance, which is a lot more affordable for someone on a tight budget.

I know I'm in the minority here, but in my opinion a new bike as a first bike is generally a bad idea. Most of those new bikes get dropped within the first couple weeks of leaving the dealership... some are dropped multiple times before even getting to the first service.

If they did a survey of experienced motorcyclists (people who have been riding 20 years or more), asking how many started out learning to ride on a brand new bike, I think you'd find that number to be very, very few. Today, it seems as though it's the opposite... the majority of new, first time riders are learning to ride on brand new bikes, and often on bikes way beyond their skill level.

Anyway, just food for thought.
 

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Mikes shelling out some good advice, consider it for real. But welcome to the boards, glad you found us regardless... Lots of us young guns round these parts ;):D
 

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Welcome to the forums, Jets.

By the time it's all said and done, and you've signed on the dotted line you'll be shelling out about $5000 USD (maybe more?) for a new CBR300R. As an alternative, you might consider looking for a used 2011 - 2012 CBR250R... people are selling them for anywhere from $2400 to $3000 depending on condition and mileage.

Given that you are a college student, I would strongly recommend resisting the urge to finance a new bike. That's debt that you don't need, not to mention the added cost of full coverage insurance that you'd need to have for a new bike that is financed. By saving up for and buying a used CBR250R with cash, you can then get by with basic liability insurance, which is a lot more affordable for someone on a tight budget.

I know I'm in the minority here, but in my opinion a new bike as a first bike is generally a bad idea. Most of those new bikes get dropped within the first couple weeks of leaving the dealership... some are dropped multiple times before even getting to the first service.

If they did a survey of experienced motorcyclists (people who have been riding 20 years or more), asking how many started out learning to ride on a brand new bike, I think you'd find that number to be very, very few. Today, it seems as though it's the opposite... the majority of new, first time riders are learning to ride on brand new bikes, and often on bikes way beyond their skill level.

Anyway, just food for thought.
im going to take your advice. i havent found any people selling cbr250s around these parts but i think ill spring for one when im ready. Thank you.
 
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