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Old 08-14-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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Hi everybody my name is Jose, I am new to the motorcycle world. Looking to buy my bike pretty soon, but decided to sign up first to take some suggestions as to what to buy... I've been considering R6, CBR 600, or a GSX-R but haven't made up my mind.

I would really appreciate some input as to what to lean towards and why. Any input and contributions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-14-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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it's all about personal preference, take the MSF course first, get your license and wear all the gear all the time broda
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #4
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:33 AM   #5
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it's all about personal preference, take the MSF course first, get your license and wear all the gear all the time broda
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You haven't considered starting off with a 250?
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:14 AM   #8
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If you're truly a new rider, then all of those are bad choices IMO.

You also don't necessarily need to start on a 250 either. There are quite a few in between choices.

Take the MSF class FIRST. Talk to your Instructor(s) and then go from there.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:18 AM   #9
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #10
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Yeah as a new rider a 250 is alot of fun but if your ego just can't take it then I suggest one of the 650 twin class bikes... SV650 or Ninja650. Lots of fun and easy to learn on.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #12
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I started on a 600 SS and I'm still here with all of my skin
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:09 AM   #13
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I started on a 600 SS and I'm still here with all of my skin
Well there are aliens among us. I am not saying you can't start on a 600 SS and not survive and live long and prosper. I just think that youth tends to make us feel invincible and out goes the throttle discipline...
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #14
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I started on a 600 SS and I'm still here with all of my skin
And the WSOP main event has been won with 8-4 offsuit hole cards. What's your point?

I didn't say it can't be done, I said in my opinion, it's a bad ideal. I've seen too many crash and burn (or just scare the out of themselves and end up riding like grannies).
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #15
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #16
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Yea take the class 1st. a 600 is a big bike for a starter, my opinion. What ever you choose, im the insurance man on the board. I got you covered

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Hi everybody my name is Jose, I am new to the motorcycle world. Looking to buy my bike pretty soon, but decided to sign up first to take some suggestions as to what to buy... I've been considering R6, CBR 600, or a GSX-R but haven't made up my mind.

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