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Old 01-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Noob rider; need insight

Good evening, MotoHouston.com

I am new to the site and looking for a little insight on my bike purchase. I am considering buying a bike in the next month or so, and I was looking for advice from anyone who has owned different kinds of bikes and the pro's/cons of each. I have always been a fan of the 2005/2006 style Yamaha R6. I think my first bike will be used, although the new R6's are sexy! Any advice is welcomed and appreciated, and I hope to see you soon on a ride.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Friend has sn 05 r6 he loves it I have a 2020 Ducati streetfighter love it more than r6 or any other brand lol
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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the 2020 model? maybe you dont mean year model maybe its a ducati thing since I've only owned hondas and i didnt know ducati was so much superior and releasing their 2020 models already :/ haha
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If you have never ridden before then getting a super sport like the R6 is (in my opinion) not the wisest choice. Other wise its a great bike. And really what bike you choose depends on how you plan on using it. Also welcome to MH and what part of Houston will you be ridding in?
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If you have never ridden before then getting a super sport like the R6 is (in my opinion) not the wisest choice. Other wise its a great bike. And really what bike you choose depends on how you plan on using it. Also welcome to MH and what part of Houston will you be ridding in?
Thanks for the advice, Donte. I will be planning on riding around the north/northwest area of Houston (Cyfair to Woodlands/Magnolia area and in between). And I understand why you wouldn't recommend a super sport as a first bike, but I really cannot see myself on anything else. Nothing against other bikes, just love the super sports.
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Thanks for the advice, Donte. I will be planning on riding around the north/northwest area of Houston (Cyfair to Woodlands/Magnolia area and in between). And I understand why you wouldn't recommend a super sport as a first bike, but I really cannot see myself on anything else. Nothing against other bikes, just love the super sports.
Translation: you don't think you'll look cool on anything else. Not even a badass ninja 300.
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Translation: you don't think you'll look cool on anything else. Not even a badass ninja 300.

No disrespect to the Ninja 300. I just love the R6. It's not even about looking cool on it, it's about walking out to it and thinking, "That's mine...and she looks good!" Not riding down the road on something else, seeing an R6 go by and thinking, ", she looks good! But she belongs to someone else."
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:54 AM   #8
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Depending on who pops into this thread, you'll catch a lot of for wanting a supersport for your first bike. That being said, there are plenty of people who have learned on a 600cc SS, you just have to stay mature and ALWAYS mind the fact that that machine has a ton of power behind it. ESPECIALLY in the beginning. Very very easy to let it get away from you and letting yourself get hurt.

It can definitely be done. But it is inherently more risky. It's very much like learning how to drive for the first time in a Formula 1 race car. More power to ya either way you choose, just want to make sure you're informed!

Regardless of what you get, make sure to post pics when you do!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:05 AM   #9
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Honestly, if that's how you feel about it, get the R6. Just know that in certain situations the R6 can scare the out of you on the backroads. If this is going to be your daily commuter, a sporty standard would probably be a better bike.
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don't know what your budget or credit looks like but I wish I could have had something like this when I first started.




Look at all your options.. at the end of the day If you still REALLY think you should get an r6 then just get one
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Welcome! And I'm just going to tell you the same thing as everyone else is. But seriously, don't let your ego get ahead of you or you're going to end up trying to catch up to it.

Have you taken your MSF course yet?
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whomikedao: No, I haven't taken my MSF course yet. I plan on taking it in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for all the information. Definitely good things to think about, and I have been keeping those things in mind.
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whomikedao: No, I haven't taken my MSF course yet. I plan on taking it in the next couple of weeks.
Make sure you don't let that slip through the cracks! And depending on where you are, I recommend Awesome Cycles. They're a sponsor here I believe, and beyond that they're great people, and the class is a TON of fun!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #14
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Make sure you don't let that slip through the cracks! And depending on where you are, I recommend Awesome Cycles. They're a sponsor here I believe, and beyond that they're great people, and the class is a TON of fun!!
For sure won't let it happen. I know how valuable these classes are.
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same as everyone else said...

But you are riding it.. Be carefull
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Wear your gear, buy a used bike, u will go down. My friends rule, if u throw your leg over the bike and don't think you can go down that day, get off.

As a novice I found that in the beginning I didn't realize how fast I was going, look down and bam 120. That's where I think a 600 got me in trouble goin into turns. The speed is unrealistic comming from being a lifetime cager .

I'm a year in and I bet I only get to about 2% of my bikes abilities lol.
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Hey man good luck. My first bike was a cbr600rr so yea it can be done. But just remember the term twist of a wrist, a good book as well. Buy good gear and WEAR it even on a HOT summer day. Best advice anyone can give.
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as an old man, a grand father, i totally understand where you are coming from...being a grown up and making choices based on the realities of life instead of emotional appeal is tough to do...wish you the best. welcome to the forum.
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Hey man good luck. My first bike was a cbr600rr so yea it can be done. But just remember the term twist of a wrist, a good book as well. Buy good gear and WEAR it even on a HOT summer day. Best advice anyone can give.
Definitely check this book out, there's a movie as well. I just watched it a few weeks ago. You definitely check it out asap. It will help. Good luck with your new bike.
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