Quote Originally Posted by dankatz View Post
The street triple is a wonderful bike, but with all due respect not the best beginner bike. The brakes and throttle are way to sensitive. If we had the option like they do in Europe to restrict the bikes that would make sense for the first year. Street twin is a nice standard with much milder brakes and throttle. I agree that it is a better beginner bike. Having rented the new Bonneville 1200

In any case, I would do a TU250X for the first year or two and then sell it for the same price or similar to what I bought it and upgrade
Maybe... You call it sensitive. I call it responsive. :-)

I still think the almost 100 lbs. weight advantage the Street Triple has over the Street Twin can't be discounted. Perhaps it is a good idea to go with the TU250X for a while and then upgrade...to a Street Triple!