I have wanted a motorcycle for years. My wife kept saying, "Wait till our daughter graduates." Well, 2014 was a year after that. That June, I found a 2002 750CDD ACE with 8K miles for $2000. I could not pass it up. I actually took the safety class after I purchased it. I passed the class with zero points added and got my endorsement in September. By the end of November, I had 1000+ miles logged.