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Hello im new her just got mi motorcycle license an im interested on a harley davidson i need more experience on motorcycle just took a 10hr driving class should i get the 750, 500 or a 250 (not a HD) anybody knows if theres going to be a good promotion on harley davidson? Just missed the promotion no payment until super bowl her in SD
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This is going to start a Debate.


I would recommend Test Driving the 500 1st. To see if you can handle it. Then the 750. I've been riding almost 10 years. Over 21k Miles. The Street 750 is the biggest of all. The 750 is a Powerful bike. If not Careful you could Easily get into trouble. I've already popped a few unintentional wheelies from standstill.
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Hello im new her just got mi motorcycle license an im interested on a harley davidson i need more experience on motorcycle just took a 10hr driving class should i get the 750, 500 or a 250 (not a HD) anybody knows if theres going to be a good promotion on harley davidson? Just missed the promotion no payment until super bowl her in SD
Purchase an old used 250. Learn to ride it, drop it and make all your learning mistakes on it. Then start looking at a bike you can ride and be comfortable on.
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I Kind of disagree with the other posters here
If you have taken a course and have the basics down I would go with the 750
If not next year you may be looking for more power
And the difference in cost isn’t that bad
Thats what I bought for my wife and I am glad I did
Look for a 2016 model a few nice upgrades from last year

It is what it is.
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i agree with ksa3107.
go the 750, after a few months you will want more power.
i just bought the 500 in aus because they didnt bring the 750 out over here, and wanted a Harley so bad it was all i could afford. sort of wishing i saved a little more so i could get get even more power.
as my cousin told me once you always want more power.
if you don't ride like an idiot you will be fine on the 750.
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I did say to test Drive the 500 First. So he/she can get an idea how it handles.

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I'd also go with the 750...just go easy on the throttle until you get used to it.....and let the clutch out "SLOWLY" while taking off because this is a little torque monster and will try to leap out from under you if your not really careful when taking off from a stop.


FYI, as soon as you can, I'd take the advanced riders course that HD dealers offer, plus HD may still send you back $50 of the $80 cost of the advanced riders course. they use the street 500's for the course.
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i agree with ksa3107.
go the 750, after a few months you will want more power.
i just bought the 500 in aus because they didnt bring the 750 out over here, and wanted a Harley so bad it was all i could afford. sort of wishing i saved a little more so i could get get even more power.
as my cousin told me once you always want more power.
if you don't ride like an idiot you will be fine on the 750.

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Depends on you and your riding style. Are you a speeder? Does your wrist have two settings - at rest and wide open? Are you sensible and just want to sit upright and enjoy roads at a government mandated pace?

A Ninja 250 will take you all the way to 110 mph and can wheelie with minimal effort, but unless you're going up then flat, not accidentally. Fuel mileage is about 60mpg beating the crap out of it the while tank.It is not going to outrun much but has no problem keeping up with regular cars.

The 500 is not going to accidentally wheelie on you. She's heavy at just under 500lbs but decently centered. Relatively nimble. Nice torque. Will get you to 95mph and still keep you in the low 50mpg range beating it the whole tank.

The 750 will lift on you accidentally. Same bike as the 500 minus the motor and extra power. I believe the mileage is a tad less per tank on average and will go 105 I think it is.

Don't buy something expecting to put it down. It took me 5 years of riding before I had my first drop. It will happen sooner or later, but don't fret over it. Find what will fit your riding style.
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