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Old 12-27-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys Im new to this site and was hoping for some good advice. Im gonna be buying my first bike in about march of 07, and Im really leaning towards the Kawasaki 650R. Ive riden dirt bikes a lot before and Ive done all the stupid on those and now Im ready for my first street legal bike........a lil about me Im 5'10" and bout 240 lbs, NO IM NOT FAT I JUST WORK OUT A LOT!!!! Thats the reason I was considering a 650 and not just a 500cc for my first bike. Any ideas and or comments would be greatly appreciated.......THANKS!!!!
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Seriouysly though, I've recommended the SV650 to a couple of my friends as a starter bike that they wouldn't outgrow so fast.
Ya'll think this is good or bad advice?
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The 650R would be a decent starter bike as would the SV650. Especially if you have some riding experience, even if it is just dirt.
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Go with a SV650 or 750 great bike very comffy...... perfect for a beginner i recommend it
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You wanna start with a 650R? Well I give you props. That and the sv650 are pretty good bikes if you have some dirt experience. I started on a ninja 600 many moons ago, fresh off a rm250 dirt bike and I took to the street bike pretty well. You will enjoy either bike. I am just under your weight but a little taller ( 6'2") Good luck and if you ride dirt you will understand the need for decent gear for the street. MSF will be a good learning tool as well.
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Thanks for all the help guys, also one other question why would people recommend the 650 for me and not the 600?..........Ive actually heard that the 600ccs are faster.......any truth behind that?
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Yep, both 650s are twins. The 650r is a parallel twin and the SV650 is a v-twin. As a result both make less overall power, but due to the fact that they are twins, make more useable torque lower in the rpm range which is good for a beginner.
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Its more of the 600 type bikes, cbr600 and Yama r6 and ninja 600r Gix 600 are super sport bikes made for racing while the sv and ninja 650 have a slightly less potent motor and racing set-up. Thats about how I would explain it to you. The bikes recomended for you are more forgiving of beginner mistakes.
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OOpps. Patrick beat me to it. hehehe
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If I do decide to go with the 650R from Kawasaki, are there any performance mods that I can do in the future to get it to go faster once I become more experienced?
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #18
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$7300 sound bout right for a Ninja 650R after TTL?..........also any other advice anyone wants to give before I go out and buy it would be fine as well.
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Also from the photo u just posted OWNAGE thats a 2006.........Im gonna get a 07 and they seem a lil smaller on the 07.......however OWNAGE why do u hate the rearset so much?
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