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Old 01-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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new rider in cypress wondering what bike to get

New to the forums and street riding just finished the msf course 2 weeks ago. Now the big decision of what to ride?
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Welcome to the forum. For a first bike i recommend most people to start on a 500 or 650, you might get bored of the 250 to fast. If your really want some speed then you could also start on a 50cc pocket bike, IDK if that will be too much speed for you though.lol. Theres also the new Kawasaki 300. Also buy used unless you can afford a new bike with all of the cash. You really dont want to spend more than 4,000 dollars on a first bike as you will drop it and it wont be as bad as dropping a 13+ thousand dollar bike. Also some might say go ahead and get a super sport but i would advise against that, the throttle on those are very sensitive and in a corner if you hit a bump you might jerk it down to fast (giggity) and could throw you off. My first bike is the GS500f still riding it and love it. The bike in my avatar. Welcome and hello
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Im just new to street riding. Ive been locking at the ninja 300 and the fz6r
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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ZX-14. I started street riding on a ZX-11 and I'm still around. 10% ability, 90% in the head.

Any experience offroad with clutch, dirtbike or atv? If so, used 600cc is not so bad and pretty affordable. If none then sv650, ninja 300, fz6 are all good options.
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Street riding isn't that bad. Take the time to MASTER what they taught you in msf (clutch, braking, and road strategy) and leave lots of room for the idiots in cars. Pick the bike that is comfortable.
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Welcome! Street riding isn't too bad, just don't let your ego get ahead of you because you might end up trying to catch it or catch up to it.

Other than that, the ninja 300 is definitely really nice!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice im most likely getting the 300 ninja
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Cypress here as well...

Get used to see if you even like riding around town..I've heard of many people who finance a new bike and make it into a garage queen....

If you really think you'll ride a lot then you can consider a 600. As others have mentioned....all about self control. A 250 can kill you just as easy....
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New rider here as well. I was debating between the ninja 250, ninja 300, sv650 and fz6. I was really leaning towards the 300 but then decided a 5300+ dollar bike is way too much for a first bike. I ended up getting a great deal on an 07 sv650. Very happy with the bike so far.
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My first bike was a 600 and I love it!!! It took me about a week to get use to the initial power, but i now know to respect it. My advice is to pick what YOU want because you are the one riding it and paying for it. Find what is comfortable and do your research.
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Started with the Ninja 650, great starter bike. The 300 will be a great one as well. Enjoy what you have, learn it, and you'll be fine. Just remember, don't think you're better than you are. Many things I should've and could've learned on my 650 before I upgraded. Respect the bike and you'll be fine. Always watch out for the cages.
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My first bike was a 600 and I love it!!! It took me about a week to get use to the initial power, but i now know to respect it. My advice is to pick what YOU want because you are the one riding it and paying for it. Find what is comfortable and do your research.
Nuff said. This is the best advise available.

Read inform yourself, do research, question, then get what moves you inside, meets your budget and you know you can live with. Consider resell value also.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:36 PM   #18
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And self control or not, as a new rider (heck, even as an experienced rider) you WILL make mistakes. And a bigger bike with more power can make a minor mistake into a huge mistake really quick.
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