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Old 05-27-2012, 06:54 PM
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Default First street legal bike - dual sport

Hello, I'm new to the forum. Thanks for having me.

I am trying to get a rough idea of all the up front costs of putting a dual sport bike on the road in the Charlotte area. Based on my web browsing I've found the following estimates.

Approx. $650 per year insurance for riders over 25.
An additional $1.75 per year for license add-on
$40 tag fee

Also I'd need a helmet - another $200 I guess.

I realize these are just estimates, but are they in the ballpark? What other up front costs are there - besides the bikes itself.

As far as the bike I was thinking about a 250; not sure what manufacturer, etc. I had am RM50 when I was a kid and I'm 34 now, so my riding experience is minimal to say the least. I'm comfortable driving a manual transmission in a car if that means anything. I just want to buy a something used at first. Any thoughts or experience that anyone would like to share regarding the actual bike would be appreciated.

Thanks ahead of time for any feedback.

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