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Old 03-14-2007, 01:54 PM   #21
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Buy a used Ninja 250. $1500 to buy in. $1500 cash out. All you lose is the cost of registration when you upgrade. I have a 250 and it is plenty fast to scare the out of a new guy. Look at CMRAracing.com to see the lap times of the 250's. Very impressive for little engined bikes.

Ya, you'll get bored in 3 weeks...and they are ugly...and people snicker at you...but you generally walk away with all body parts intact to tackle the next bike on the list.

SV650's can be wicked fast when ridden correctly. ANd the low rev torque is not ideally suited to novice riders.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:55 PM   #22
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No one is gonna read all that! Just get a 600 dude!
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:56 PM   #23
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U could get a 600 or 750. Like I did.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:58 PM   #24
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or you could be like some people and start on a busa, whatever you want. if you feel you have respect for your bike, get whatever you want. enjoy it, and be safe.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:04 PM   #25
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I heard about some guy buying a busa for his first bike. He only had 3 days riding experience. 6 miles off the lot......... TOTALED!!!!! :BangHead: i wouldn't recommend anything bigger than a 750.
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Im giving my opinion, i do not know this man. All i know is what i read about him, he seems like he will have respect enough to start on a 600. I could be dead wrong, either way, I dont think im giving out bad information
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:09 PM   #27
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:14 PM   #28
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I heard about some guy buying a busa for his first bike. He only had 3 days riding experience. 6 miles off the lot......... TOTALED!!!!! :BangHead: i wouldn't recommend anything bigger than a 750.
Yep I heard that same story...the guy that sold him the bike, knowing he hadn't EVER ridden before was an A-S-S
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On a serious note, I'm not pointing at you (though you are in the group saying the same thing)- it was a general broad pointing at all the ones saying "don't read that, just buy a 600 or 750 or 1000" or whatever. It would be plain DUMB not to read that article for a new person.

I've been riding and racing for over 20 years, and I still have a lot to learn. I learn every time I throw a leg over the bike. Once you think you have nothing left to learn, you need to get out- or it'll get you.

Don't just go on someone's internet opinion- that would be dumb. Do the research, talk to people, take an MSF course (they let you ride their bikes), then make your decision. You may decide that motorcycling isn't for you after all, or you may say, you know, I think I will get that XX600RRXXYYZF for a first bike.

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read it yes. there is ALWAYS more to learn.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:21 PM   #31
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I ride a 250. It's my first bike too.

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I started on a 900. No experience whatsoever. If I could go back would I change it? No.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:23 PM   #32
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my friend started on an r1. i think its more about being a responsible rider.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:27 PM   #33
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I started on a 900. No experience whatsoever. If I could go back would I change it? No.
Some teenagers start driving cars in old beat-up pickups or hand-me down cars, others get brand new sports cars. Some make it, some don't.

The chances of making it with anything are a lot higher when starting out slow and measured. Which risk you want to take depends solely on you.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:28 PM   #34
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I started on a 900. No experience whatsoever. If I could go back would I change it? No.
same here.... but that varies from person to person. I didn't have the respect needed for my bike and it bit me in the and I got hurt. No matter how much power something has, you don't have to use it all the time. That's the control and maturity everyone has mentioned.
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my friend started on an r1. i think its more about being a responsible rider.
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:51 PM   #36
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Whatever you get just remember.."The throttle dont twist on its own". Bikes,no matter the size,wont hurt you unless you want them too.Be responsible.Remember this and you are already a better rider.
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yes, but an accidental twist on a 1k for newbie is pretty hard to recover from......
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Just snatched that from Lobo's myspace (yes, I am curious, ):


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yes, but an accidental twist on a 1k for newbie is pretty hard to recover from......
even for non-newbies...check out the vid with the host of PINKS...if he did the same thing on a 250, he probably would have been fine.
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true dat but according to OSHA all accidents can be prevented with proper planning and hazard identification and elimination
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