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Old 09-19-2005, 11:47 PM   #1
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what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

ive been riding a 250cc cruiser for almost a year 1 year in nov. 6300 miles or so since these 2 styles are totally differint i was wondering what ppl thought i would be ready to handle in the sport bike world....
ive only laid my bike down once nd that was the 3rd ay i had it when some it and run sideswiped me comin up to a light....

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

i saw move up to a 600
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:50 PM   #3
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

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i saw move up to a 600
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:54 PM   #4
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

600 would be a good move but it is alot more power than you have now. As long as you go easy with it for awhile to get used to it.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

I say MAYBE a 600, just keep in mind is has 300% more power.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:29 AM   #6
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

are there any thatare better to start out on than others
im just lookin for som e advice i took the advice on startin ou on a 250 and im glad i did the only regret i have s tha i got mine new im gonna lose too much money on it (paid off with all fees ect for around 4k now im lookin at gettin back between 2200 and 2500)

im not one of those ppl who knows im gonna get the hyabusa and is just lookin that one dumbass 2 tell me im ready for it
i honestly wanna see pp, who know what they are talkin about's opinions so i can live lone enough and keep from trashin whatever bike i do get
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:41 AM   #7
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

wanna get my 500? hehe but even if you get back only 2,200 then was the learning and riding worth 2 g to you? at least you didnt buy a new 500 like me and now i want a 600
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:48 AM   #8
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

get like a used sv 650?

you can put full fairings ont hem if thats your thing...

and the vtwin sound sounds cool.

Im thinking about selling my bike

its a 750, but it's almost as powerful as a new 600.

depends on your price range.... and what you wanna do.

the Sv's are really versatile.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:49 AM   #9
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

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wanna get my 500? hehe but even if you get back only 2,200 then was the learning and riding worth 2 g to you? at least you didnt buy a new 500 like me and now i want a 600
a new 600 has about 200% more power than your 500. that 500 is a good bike for a while.....if you think you are ready to move up, no one can tell you otherwise.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:50 AM   #10
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

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wanna get my 500? hehe but even if you get back only 2,200 then was the learning and riding worth 2 g to you? at least you didnt buy a new 500 like me and now i want a 600
the learning riding was good and all i just wish i would have done i cheaper... with a used bike
i prolly wont actually e getting the other bike until after i move... im going to boston

unless i was buying some sort of cheaper project bike i don wanna have to deal with the exra fees and stuff changing the bike to a MA title

one time i brought a car down here and i ended up paing 140 in taxes and bllshit since the ar was from out of state and i had only paid 100 for the car....
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

Hes right about being honest with what you feel comfortable with riding. I personally owned a Pre '94 Kawi 500. It was a good bike and had plenty of power. It was comfortable for about an hour or so though it did vibrate. The post '94s have a rear disk brake instead of drum and newer fairings. This bike is Kawi's best seller and there are plenty of parts and many believers in it. I sold this bike due to it being less than reliable due to neglect from the previos owner. Remember preventive maintence and a cover can do WONDERS for your bike. I then bought a brand new Kawi '05 ZZR600. This bike was basically a rebadged '00-'02 ZX-6R. The main diffrence it had from the newer 636 was it did not have fuel injection. And it was not as agressive a riding position while operating. Still it was very FAST! It would get up to 100 in no time flat and would stop with authority. It was still tame enough for me to handle, but I found myself more than once having to ease up on the throttle. It would warn me when I was pushing it too much and it kept me from getting hurt. Still, looking back I realize that it wasnt what I NEEDED! It wasnt as comfortable as I wanted for trips longer than an hour, and couldnt be modified to carry much more than simple cloth bags. The bike has since met a fate that I dont even want to think about after an encounter with a car crossing my lane. So now, a little wiser and with a bit more experience I intend to truly find a bike that can do what I need and not what a I THINK I need. So If you go for a 600 dont be hassled into the LATEST in go fast glitz. Get what will do the JOB the best for you.

My vote then, a EX500 or FZ-6. Or you can wait for the new 650 from Kawi.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:14 AM   #12
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

i feel really comfortable with my 250 cruiser is like second nature to ride that thing to me

i tried out ring a 50cc pocket bike (yes i know nothing even close to a real bike or the way a ral sport bike would feel) (and i was alo riding in the grass)

but when riding that if u tri doing a sort of sportbike stance (feet on bmx pegs on th rear wheel) it feels totally differint and really differint to contol im wondering if a sportbike would have similar feelings or whatever...

bottom line i guess is i wanna get some opinions before i get a bike that i wouldnt be able to handle and make the mistakes tha lots of other ppl have made
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

I havent really ridden a cruiser too much but a sport bike tends to be much quicker on the turn in. Its designed that way. Still some are more agile than others. Do some reserch online and that should help.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:33 AM   #14
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

SV would be a great 2nd bike

a 600ss would be ok, if your really into that kinda thing. but the SV would be better.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:38 AM   #15
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

You might like a Yamaha FZ6. That would be a good step.
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:52 AM   #16
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SV would be a great 2nd bike

a 600ss would be ok, if your really into that kinda thing. but the SV would be better.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:30 AM   #17
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

I just moved up from dirt bike ridin to a 01 sv650s and I love it. Its plenty quick and keeps up fine when im riding with other sport bikers. You really cant beat what you get for the price
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:56 PM   #18
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

Also,

Look ot the speed 4 from Triumph it's a detuned version of my bike with an awesome chassis and brakes.

Food for thought
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:09 PM   #19
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i say just stick with a 600
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Re: what size sport bike would i be able to handle with my riding experience

i would say find a bike you like and your comfurtable on and learn to ride it, its not like your looking for your first bike. just realize how much power your gonna have and take it easy on the bike until your used to how it reacts
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