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Old 01-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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1st bike help

First off let me start by sayin Im sorry for snappin at those people who have been helpin me and answerin my questions. Im not usually that much of a , however today was really rough with the start of a new guy at work whos a TOTAL TOOL!!!!!! However not u guys fault so for that I APOLGIZE. SO Im still stuck between a rock and a hard place, decided not to get the Kawasaki 650R cause I didnt really like some features after I looked into it a LOT MORE. So now heres the situation I have a 5k Kawasaki card and NO IDEA wat bike to get for my first one............thoughts/comments WANTED AND APPRECIATED!!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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the 650 would make a nice first bike IMO, what are the features you dislike about it? you want an inline four? sportbike styling? what gives? if you must have an inline four, opt for a zzr600(since you have a kawi card). not quite as racy as a 636 or the 07zx6r, but definately a great buy for the money IMO.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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the 650 would make a nice first bike IMO, what are the features you dislike about it? you want an inline four? sportbike styling? what gives? if you must have an inline four, opt for a zzr600(since you have a kawi card). not quite as racy as a 636 or the 07zx6r, but definately a great buy for the money IMO.


I wanted to keep the bike a lil longer not just have to trade up in a year. Also wanted something with a lil more top speed than 115 or 130, and prefered the inline four. Hoping for the sportbike styling as well with the lower handle bars. Any downfalls to the zzr600?
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none the zzr600 is a great novice bike. esp when first trying to step into the sportbike world. the 650r is ok. but for longevity reasons the zzr600 will better suit you.
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why do you need to go faster than 130? all these other bikes your wanting are not good beginner bikes and thats what 99% of everybody keeps telling you in every thread you have made about this.
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get the 650r. take the msf and buy some good gear. you will be having a blast in no time.

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get the 650r. take the msf and buy some good gear. you will be having a blast in no time.

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why do you need to go faster than 130? all these other bikes your wanting are not good beginner bikes and thats what 99% of everybody keeps telling you in every thread you have made about this.

Its really not even bout top end, im defintley gonna have my girl on with me ridin a lot, and im already 245, and shes another 140 so im just worried bout the 2 cyclinder strugglin.........thoughts?
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the 650 would make a nice first bike IMO, what are the features you dislike about it? you want an inline four? sportbike styling? what gives? if you must have an inline four, opt for a zzr600(since you have a kawi card). not quite as racy as a 636 or the 07zx6r, but definately a great buy for the money IMO.

+1, excellant advice!!
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none the zzr600 is a great novice bike. esp when first trying to step into the sportbike world. the 650r is ok. but for longevity reasons the zzr600 will better suit you.
the zzr 600 is not a good novice bike. it was winning supersport championships not long ago. heck the 650 isn't a good novice bike either.
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Its really not even bout top end, im defintley gonna have my girl on with me ridin a lot, and im already 245, and shes another 140 so im just worried bout the 2 cyclinder strugglin.........thoughts?
a ninja ex 250 would take both of you over 100.
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Lets see.... you can't afford a bike cash to get what you "want".... You can't get financed at a dealership that supplys the bike that you "want". You don't want a bike that you can use your "credit card" on. Sound like you're assed out. Just get what you can afford to ride with that credit card of yours cuz other than that, it seems you have no other options.
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the zzr 600 is not a good novice bike. it was winning supersport championships not long ago. heck the 650 isn't a good novice bike either.
ok.... that's right i forgot your the king of know it all. sorry master:notworthy i'm not worthy of your knowledge....
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a ninja ex 250 would take both of you over 100.
and would also make y'all look like monkies humping a watermelon. :laughing6
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a ninja ex 250 would take both of you over 100.

No offense man but why in the world would you recommend the 250 for a guy my size especially since Im gonna be riding with passengers? Also I think I mentioned my weight to you as well as my girl's and when everyone else has recommended the SVs or maybe even the katanas. Just curious for your thoughts?
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ok.... that's right i forgot your the king of know it all. sorry master:notworthy i'm not worthy of your knowledge....
I would say go **** yourself but then again I'm sure you're already doing that.
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No offense man but why in the world would you recommend the 250 for a guy my size especially since Im gonna be riding with passengers? Also I think I mentioned my weight to you as well as my girl's and when everyone else has recommended the SVs or maybe even the katanas. Just curious for your thoughts?
a ex 250 would take both of you to well over 100. just admit it's not cool looking enough for you. i don't give a get a busa or a 1000 and off yourself.
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