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Old 04-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #21
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any 500 but if you are going 2up I would stay away from 250. And pretty much what others have said. SV650, F4 or F4i. Just find something that is comfy to you and ride it.

Or do like Evobusa and buy to bikes you can not handle and look at them.
I learned on an SV 650 and now own a f4i, very comfortable rides and parts really easy to come around when you lay it down for the 1st time
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I learned on an SV 650 and now own a f4i, very comfortable rides and parts really easy to come around when you lay it down for the 1st time
I like the look of the SV 650, just a bit more than i want to pay right now :(
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #23
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I am looking to get my first bike her soon. I have looked at Ninja 250s, Honda Rebels...so on and so on.

What would be some older bikes, 90s, that would be good to look at?

Reason being is that my wife will want to ride with me and i know that the Ninja 250 does not do well with 2 people.

first bike and thinking two up? I personally didn't let me wife ride with me for almost a year. I recommend you consider waiting a bit before you take that additional responsibility and difficulty, handling changes, braking changes, your response time and balance changes.

That said for an occasional ride the 250 is fine. I had one for my first year and its my best recommendation for a beginner bike. If you refuse to consider that option, I stepped up to the ex500 and its much more comfortable for 2. Cheap, good gas, beginner friendly power delivery.

my 10 cents is you WILL NOT regret starting small...250
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:34 PM   #24
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first bike and thinking two up? I personally didn't let me wife ride with me for almost a year. I recommend you consider waiting a bit before you take that additional responsibility and difficulty, handling changes, braking changes, your response time and balance changes.

That said for an occasional ride the 250 is fine. I had one for my first year and its my best recommendation for a beginner bike. If you refuse to consider that option, I stepped up to the ex500 and its much more comfortable for 2. Cheap, good gas, beginner friendly power delivery.

my 10 cents is you WILL NOT regret starting small...250
Hmmm, good call man. and i hear that resale on a 250 is good...so in a year i could upgrade and recoup my cash...
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:37 PM   #26
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Hmmm, good call man. and i hear that resale on a 250 is good...so in a year i could upgrade and recoup my cash...
40% depreciation (just random number) on a $6000-8000 bike is much different than
40% depreciation on a $2000 bike
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40% depreciation (just random number) on a $6000-8000 bike is much different than
40% depreciation on a $2000 bike

lol, true true....guess the wife will have to walk, or get her own.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:58 PM   #28
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our for sale section:
2008 hyosung 250, $2800
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=85253

are you gonna go look at the GS500 from criagslist?
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:08 PM   #29
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our for sale section:
2008 hyosung 250, $2800
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=85253

are you gonna go look at the GS500 from criagslist?
I emailed they guy with no response....i would like to look at it.
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thoughts? http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/1106085830.html
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:02 PM   #31
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i would get the hysoung. I've heard its under the 250's power and the ninjette will satisfy more... read some of the reviews over at ninja250.com
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hmmmm would i like a Ninja 250r enough to finance it for 2 years....hmmmm
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first gen katanas are great beginner bikes and can be had pretty cheap. my wife has a 93 600 that we paid 1600 for and its pretty clean. has plenty of punch to it too. its the one we take when we ride 2 up.
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first gen katanas are great beginner bikes and can be had pretty cheap. my wife has a 93 600 that we paid 1600 for and its pretty clean. has plenty of punch to it too. its the one we take when we ride 2 up.
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