First thing you need to ask yourself is: What primary function do I want my motorcycle to serve? Are you going to use it for…
Dependent upon what you answered, I can point you in the direction of some of my favorite bikes.
I don’t know much about the HD MT 350, but I do know that if you’re looking for a dual sport bike there are a few amazing options out there. The Ducati Multistrada is one of them. It’s one of those machines that performs beautifully, and it’s designed for multi-use (hence the name). Which seems like something you’re wanting.
The BMW R71 is one of my favorite motorcycles. It is classic, sexy, and well made. BMW’s are an amazing bike, and a great investment. If you do end up getting one, you should talk with Seth Jaramus for any work you need done. He’s a Beemer specialist in Portland, Oregon. And he’s amazing.
As for snagging a Triumph Street Triple… I know a few people with these bikes, and they all love them. Triumph, as I’ve heard, is a great company with great mechanical performance as well as design. The 2011 Speed Triple looks like a bad ass machine.
Post Script: Lend an ear to this reader’s opinion.
What?! You don’t want to look like the pink power ranger?
This is a problem women often find in the motorcycle industry- the functional stuff is usually hideous. And that doesn’t even mean it will fit right. They do exist, though. Leslie Porterfield (the fastest woman in the world) has a rather nice race suit.
What I need to know is, how functional are you looking for? Do you just want a leather catsuit that you could wear riding, or do you want a sexy leather race suit that has protection built in?
Feel free to email me:
alicia @ themotolady.com
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