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Old 02-22-2010, 11:32 PM   #1
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lookin for some good advice

Hey guys. I should be getting my bike soon thanks to my income tax and just wanted to see what some of you guys thinks good. ive taken the msf course and all that great sfuff and rode some of my friends bikes. i really want an r6, im pretty sure ill be all right power wise cause ive got pretty good self control.i round a 250 ninja and it didnt seem like more like a dirtbike than and anything else. Let me know what you guys think?
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just remember to get something your not going to be scared to drop. get something used. and the 2005 and older, along with the 2006 and up R6s are good bikes but still fast. so don't under estimate them. and gear!
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thats what the dealerships were telling me. my buddy was in a bad wreak last spring and he didnt have any gear so it scared me into it lol
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I would get a 600cc bike...no way in would I get a 250 cause u will get bored really quick!!!...I was riding a honda XR250 when I was 12yrs old....lol
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It depends on the rider, get a bike you can have fun on. Might be a 250, or a 600/650 v twin. They all have their advantages/disadvantages.

Buy used and go with someone who knows what they're doing. If you're going to buy from a private party, take it to a shop to have them look it over first. Patrick from Motorcycles Unlimited does it for free I believe.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:57 PM   #6
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thanks. im really leanin towards an r6
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an r6 is slow enough to be a good beginner bike, but still fast enough to get you in trouble pretty quick. have you considered a sv650? its an awesome v-twin starter(ish) bike with great torque and enough power to get you through the day. and they are amazing track bikes if you want to get into that kind of thing.

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every time i think about selling my sv, i hear some wizened older rider get all nostalgic about his sv that he wished he never sold.

get one. it might be a love hate relationship for a while, but the thing becomes very second nature.
it is easy enough to learn on, and then it will keep you happy later on.
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My advice is look past the R6.
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also, they can be had for dirt cheap. sv's that is.
mine has been pretty reliable and very forgiving for me considering all that i have put it through.
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My advice is look past the R6.
i wonder if there is any sort of statistic for r6's that dont make it off the showroom floor for any longer than a year before ending up in a scrapyard
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yeah, get past the r6. yeah its shiny and it rev's up high, but your really not going any faster than the sv if you know what your doing. and yes yes i know there are 100 ppl on here that have gone 200+ on their r6, but in the long run the sv is more versatile for what your looking to do with it. (assuming you want to daily ride it, and track it)
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prolly no worse than a GSXR. I just cant stand the way they ride. I have been on a few. I hate the feel and the ergonomics.
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and the sv's are fvking beasts. i have a friend who has one with 47k miles on it, its been underwater, and its had its fair share of wrecks, and its still on the road.
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They all go over 200
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haha ive met a few. my buddy had a 09r6s that he fliped after 2 months on it tho. he had it coming though
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I have a buddy who bought an 08 cause he "liked it the most". Now he hates it. He is too upside down in this market to sell it. It site in his garage. I tried to tell him.
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