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Old 03-05-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Oh Hay! My name is Erik originally from Brooklyn NY but now living in Baytown Tx. I'm a new interested rider looking for some Advice on buying my first bike. I'm currently looking at R6/CBR600rr/gsxr600 2005+. The order also reflects which I prefer over the next.

I have friends that keep telling me to just go 1000 because I'm going to end up just wanting to get one down the line. I do have riding experience but not with these types of bikes, more into the dirt bike and some rinki 250's from when I used to go on vacation to South America. What do you guys recommend?

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welcome to mh..... you'll have just as much fun on a 600 as on 1k, maybe more.... imo
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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i enjoy more my 600 than a 1000... do ur friends ride often? or own a bike? and im close to b.town so when u get ur bike hit me up .
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Welcome. I say go with the 600's. If you get bored then take it to the track
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #9
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For a NewRider, I would say getting a 600 is more than good...

Maybe an 02 Honda CBR f4i 600
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thank you all for your feedback, im looking for a 600 now, maybe in the 3k-4.5k range to start, i dont want it to be a crying matter if i drop it so 4k wont hurt as much as paying 6k+. I will be watching the forsale forum closely
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Sup dude, I agree 600 will be just fine. Sure I will someday get a 1000, but it's just as likely that I will get a 250 or mini or pocket bike before I upgrade. Besides a good 600 will beat a Ferrari, how much faster do you need to go?
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If you want to actually learn to ride and ride well and fast, not just quick in a straight line, a 250 would teach you more, faster then any other.


Otherwise, most opt for the 600/1k because of the power. But often are too reserved w the bike for fear of it, throttle on way too late because of the torque, and only learn to ride it slow in the corners and fast in the straights. A larger bike will be more comfortable for street riding because the bike will compensate w power for what a new rider wont be able to watch(most ride w tunnel vision and dont observe the situations around them nor plan to react vs reacting to a situation.)

Highly recommend purchasing a video copy of TOTW2, watch it immediately. Talk to people that actually ride, all types of weather conditions not just when drunk late at night trying to pick up a chick. Consider track days to practice your abilities on a closed course, but be aware of the differences to street.

Either way, plan on whatever you buy used to require additional maintenance and items. Plan for alot of money to go towards gear. Get the bike checked out by someone that can actually fix a bike not just shadetree mechanic it... you have to trust the bike, rely on your gear, and reserve yourself until your experience becomes like breathing in reaction. Even then your focus should never venture to ensure your safety.

Gl, gear up and ride safe.
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If you want to actually learn to ride and ride well and fast, not just quick in a straight line, a 250 would teach you more, faster then any other.


Otherwise, most opt for the 600/1k because of the power. But often are too reserved w the bike for fear of it, throttle on way too late because of the torque, and only learn to ride it slow in the corners and fast in the straights. A larger bike will be more comfortable for street riding because the bike will compensate w power for what a new rider wont be able to watch(most ride w tunnel vision and dont observe the situations around them nor plan to react vs reacting to a situation.)

Highly recommend purchasing a video copy of TOTW2, watch it immediately. Talk to people that actually ride, all types of weather conditions not just when drunk late at night trying to pick up a chick. Consider track days to practice your abilities on a closed course, but be aware of the differences to street.

Either way, plan on whatever you buy used to require additional maintenance and items. Plan for alot of money to go towards gear. Get the bike checked out by someone that can actually fix a bike not just shadetree mechanic it... you have to trust the bike, rely on your gear, and reserve yourself until your experience becomes like breathing in reaction. Even then your focus should never venture to ensure your safety.

Gl, gear up and ride safe.
Thank you for the thoughtful advice, I appreciate it and will take it very seriously. As I'm trying to do things as safe as possible and take it one step at a time.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:21 PM   #15
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Your bike is sexy as . I'm not to familiar with how the mileage of a bike affects its value compared to a car but isn't 19k a-lot; like over 100k equivalent to a car?
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Your bike is sexy as . I'm not to familiar with how the mileage of a bike affects its value compared to a car but isn't 19k a-lot; like over 100k equivalent to a car?
Not at all, the reason ( typically ) you don't hear about bikes having more than 50-100k miles on them is because someone has either wrecked it, or it got stolen, but there are many many bikes out there with well over 50k and still going strong
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Anyone know of or seen any listing for a nice 600 (r6,cbr,gsxr) for around 3000-3500?
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