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Old 11-29-2005, 08:50 PM   #1
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i need comments of buying a katana

iam new to riding bikes now and my friend of mine is selling his bike for $2500 for a suzuki katana 750cc i was wondering if thats a pretty good bike i need feed back on that and suggestions :confused2
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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i don't have a bike right now so is it a good bike to start off?
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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k...well it seems like you havent ridden before......take the msf class to get riding...and your liscense......then get a smaller bike.....

the katana is still a really fast bike....

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whats the yr and condition of the bike?? I really wouldn't recommend you start off on that bike, but if it's a good deal that'd be enough reason for me to buy it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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I don't think the 750 is that much bike for someone who has a least some experiance.
But like any bike, it can get away from you.
MSF & Gear is a must regardless
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:16 PM   #6
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hey, what year is it? if it where me i would look for somthing else for a first bike, the katana is kinda a big ugly bike lol.

i would get like a ex500 you could get one for that price pretty easy and it would probably be more fun then the katana

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6781

that would be a pretty cool bike also
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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I don't think the 750 is that much bike for someone who has a least some experiance.
But like any bike, it can get away from you.
MSF & Gear is a must regardless

I'll expand here.....a 750, Katana or not, still has a pretty descent bottom end to midrange power delivery. Nowhere near current standards, it is still a very powerful bike indeed. Even though the money may be right on that particular bike, it is not the best of starter bikes.

You want one with a history you can trust because you are trusting your life to it as well. However, you don't want your ego to get the best of you in your buying process.

Start small. There are plenty of great used bikes ot there, of a lesser cc to be had that will serve you greatly. Don't think for a minute that you have to have a bigger bike because of your size, wieght or peers.

You want to enjoy this sport for many years to come. Deffinetly take the MSF course. My recomendation is to buy two bikes. Yes 2!!! Find a cheap 250 or 500 lying around, then buy a nice XR100 or something. Learn to control that bike in the dirt first. That will teach the proper skills you need to handle the many complexities you will face when riding on the streets. Once your skills are honed there, you will be more physically and mentally prepared to handle not just the streets, but yourself as well.As your skill level will increase rather quickly by really learning how to handle a bike, you can move up the more current crop of sportbikes.

The best thing about is once you sell the street bike and move on to bigger and better, you still have a great dirt bike to play on!!!!
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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better starter bike, only $1500..........make sure it runs good.

and NO it's not mine, i just find ads on decent lookin beginner bikes

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Old 11-29-2005, 10:57 PM   #9
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i started with a katana. wrecked it, but not really the bikes fault. i think it's an okay starter bike. the main thing is to just ride within your limits and be careful. and yeah, take the msf.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:18 PM   #10
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good call ed.. and you save a grand for your gear
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the katana is a heavy bike probably not the best for a bigginer i would recomend a 500 or 250..
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the katana is a heavy bike probably not the best for a bigginer i would recomend a 500 or 250..
you forgot to mention that it is ugly and its hard to pick up chicks on one
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:55 AM   #15
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you forgot to mention that it is ugly and its hard to pick up chicks on one

yup... heavy, and ugly.. front looks like a fat butterfly

look into getting an sv650 er sumthin... much better bike
or 250, 500r


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pretty much what everybody said... katana... bleh... no...

250, 500... absofreakinlutely...

and that gs550 is a smokin deal... perfect... it won't hurt when you drop it... and believe me... EVERYBODY drops their bike at one time or another...
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Now wait just a minuet, Does this mean that I'm not allowed to join the COOL CLUB?
na, ur cool... just like im cool, and im gettin a zx11d

when i had my gixxer, we used to cruise with a guy who had a zrx1100 :laughing6
he was cool as tho
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comfortable seat but this thing is heavier then a busa....
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you guy;s are tards, chic's don't care or want to know about the diff from a duc to a Kat.......they all look the same to them. get a yellow bike chics dig that.......i was at JCI 1 night, and this chic was commenting on how she like the kat, and there was a duc sitting right next to it.

now if your into boy's, then get a bike the boy's like, ya know the R6/gsxr/rr/blah blah blah/cookie cutter bikes

in the end the kat is a very marginal beginner bike, there are alot better and cheaper beg. bikes out there.
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