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Old 11-10-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm a new rider & I am currently looking for my first bike, but I'm having some difficulty finding something suitable.

I've been checking craigslist daily and I've been out looking at a few bikes, but nothing yet!

I was looking at a used FZ6. I'm tall enough to touch the ground but the bike feels sort of topheavy and awkward? I'm a 5'7" 105lb female and I'm most comfortable with a standard light-weight bike. Any suggestions?

I was on a 2000 ducat 900ie, which felt and sounded heavenly, but I just don't have the money for the maintenance and really don't want to start with that sort of power.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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Hi all,

I'm a new rider & I am currently looking for my first bike, but I'm having some difficulty finding something suitable.

I've been checking craigslist daily and I've been out looking at a few bikes, but nothing yet!

I was looking at a used FZ6. I'm tall enough to touch the ground but the bike feels sort of topheavy and awkward? I'm a 5'7" 105lb female and I'm most comfortable with a standard light-weight bike. Any suggestions?

I was on a 2000 ducat 900ie, which felt and sounded heavenly, but I just don't have the money for the maintenance and really don't want to start with that sort of power.
Did you look at any 250s or are you looking for a bigger bike?
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #3
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I'd be thinking a 250/300 or a 650 if you want to skip a step. sV 650 or the Kawi 650 would both be good starter bikes if you want to forego the 250/300. The smaller bikes are quite a bit cheaper this time of year. Maybe buy one to own for 6 months and then step up? The good news is that you are unlikely to lose much money. Buy it for 2.5K, sell for darn near the same unless you wreck it.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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