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Old 02-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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Gonna be getting a bike what should i get? Please help

So i graduate highschool in about 3 months and my birthday is the day after i graduate. I'll be having a graduation party and recieving a gift from my parents. They're aware that ive been wanting a GSX, but they also know i want a Dirt Bike too. I like the fact that the 600GSX is quick and street legal, and just a nice looking bike depending what you get. But i also love dirt bikes, ive had 2 before and want another now.

So my question is should i get a GSX, Dirt Bike, or maybe a Enduro?
money wont be a problem seeing as i have a job, getting money from the party, and possibly throwing it all together with my Parents money to get something nice.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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you don't need to be straddling anything larger than 300cc. that is all.
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The usual questions people are going to ask you before offering which bike.

Have you taken MSF?
Do you have a M Endorsement
Have you ridden before? Bla bla bla.

That being said, a Dirt Bike and a 600 are two entirely different bikes in two different leagues, If you've never ridden on the street before I would NOT SUGGEST a 600 for a first bike, But really it comes down to if you've ridden before or not.

Now if this is your first rodeo LOL NO on the 600, get a dirt bike or Enduro, learn to ride--take an MSF Course and get your M Endorsement.
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Because Im around you age I will chime in. The GSXR is a super sport with a lot of power that can bite if your not ready. THe insurance is going to also be a lot higher because of age. Since you like dirt plus you want to do some street a motard would probably suit you. They are street legal, and can ride them off road as well as being a great track bike.
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The usual questions people are going to ask you before offering which bike.

Have you taken MSF?
Do you have a M Endorsement
Have you ridden before? Bla bla bla.

That being said, a Dirt Bike and a 600 are two entirely different bikes in two different leagues, If you've never ridden on the street before I would NOT SUGGEST a 600 for a first bike, But really it comes down to if you've ridden before or not.

Now if this is your first rodeo LOL NO on the 600, get a dirt bike or Enduro, learn to ride--take an MSF Course and get your M Endorsement.
thanks for your response and not on me. And no ive never riden a sports bike, i'm very familiar with Dirt Bikes, know how to work the clutch, etc. I pick up very fast on this type of stuff. and the 600cc wouldnt be a forsure thing, i probably would end up with something smaller. I was just wanting to skip the day where here in a few months im ready to go bigger and have to wait to sell it.
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Because Im around you age I will chime in. The GSXR is a super sport with a lot of power that can bite if your not ready. THe insurance is going to also be a lot higher because of age. Since you like dirt plus you want to do some street a motard would probably suit you. They are street legal, and can ride them off road as well as being a great track bike.
thank you for your input. Didnt even think about insurance seeing as im the one who would be paying it. But do you know if Motards are any fun? i feel like they would be considering that one moment you could be on a paved road, the next moment in the trails if you live in the type of area that allows that.
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thanks for your response and not on me. And no ive never riden a sports bike, i'm very familiar with Dirt Bikes, know how to work the clutch, etc. I pick up very fast on this type of stuff. and the 600cc wouldnt be a forsure thing, i probably would end up with something smaller. I was just wanting to skip the day where here in a few months im ready to go bigger and have to wait to sell it.
The problem is with your age and experience you are likely to drop it. Considering how you are funding the bike, the rates and cost of fixing it would be out of your budget.
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The problem is with your age and experience you are likely to drop it. Considering how you are funding the bike, the rates and cost of fixing it would be out of your budget.
i could see that being a very liable problem. but im usually very carefull and wont try to start on something or showing off until im very comfortable. but yeah chances are i would drop it once or twice.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #11
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thanks for your response and not on me. And no ive never riden a sports bike, i'm very familiar with Dirt Bikes, know how to work the clutch, etc. I pick up very fast on this type of stuff. and the 600cc wouldnt be a forsure thing, i probably would end up with something smaller. I was just wanting to skip the day where here in a few months im ready to go bigger and have to wait to sell it.
Many of the people posting here started out on 600cc SS bikes. . .and that's why many of us will try to steer you away from making the same choice. Experience is a great teacher, but the lessons taught by a motorcycle capable of 160MPH can have severe consequences. Do a quick search for "RIP" and read for a few minutes to see the gravity of these consequences. I'd suggest a DRZ400SM or 250-300CC sportbike as your best choice, especially given your lack of street riding history. If you maintain your bike well, you won't lose much (if any) on resale when the time comes. If I sound like an old man, that's because i was lucky enough to live through all of the stupid choices that i made at your age. . .some of them came VERY close to killing me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:57 PM   #12
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I would look into a motard like someone mentioned above. I currently have a 600 and I am looking into either trading it for a motard or just buying one in the future. I forgot if you answered, but have you taken MSF?
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truth be told, get a 250 and enjoy it, use it as a learning curve and then when you've got that down, then invest in something bigger. 600s and liter bikes are not for beginners.
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Motard or older ninja 250 if you must have a sporty bike. At least for a year until you get the hang of it.
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I started on a 1000 and I dont regret it. Anyway motards are pretty alright. I think track is more fun tho
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Gert a motard and go from there. They are the most fun that you can have in the city. Insurance is a ton cheaper than on a super sport. They are also easy to fix when dropped. New bars is the most often replaced piece. , I ride mine with a little bend in them. I'm used to it now. That being said. They are also easier to be a hooligan on. So it is a double edged sword. They hold there value fairly well and would be an easy resale when you want to move up. My motard and scooters is all that I ride on the streets anymore and I enjoy every minute on it.
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at this point..you should get a beater ninja 250 or 300 or max 500. A 600cc super sport like the gsxr 600 is pretty dangerous for you,,, either way make sure you take the msf and do atleast 4-5 trackdays before you venture out on the street. hit up noob rides.
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