It may seem that you need several thousand dollars to get get into motorcycling, but that simply isn't the case. When I got started, I had about $1,500 to work with. That had to cover everything: the bike, licensing, insurance, etc. I found a way to make it work. It is possible to get into motorcycling for very little money.
The fellas over at Motorcyclist Magazine agree. In fact, they put together a video about how to get into motorcycles for only $1,000. There's a little extra fluff in the video, but most of the content is really helpful stuff.
I highly recommend you check out the video below if you want to ride but think it's too expensive. You're bound to find it isn't and should be able to scrape together enough money to get started.