Hey Congrats......wish you were further south.....I'm in Maryland looikg to ride with some new friends. Once the bike and you feel like "1".....your on your way to a lot of fun and "Freedom" feelings. Have fun....and if you ever head south a bit....let's ride....Rich Pasadena Md.
Good for your! The 883 is a great bike. I have the 1200. I would highly recommend practicing hard braking with the front brake as much as you can. All 4 fingers. Once you get that add using the rear at the same time. Practice your slow turns too. All of this will help you and you new bike to become friends with each other sooner and give the confidence when the (oh shi t) happen on the road. Best
Katherine in DC