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Old 06-11-2009, 12:35 AM   #21
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Well while I'm talking about this bike I'm getting. Let me know if the deal I'm being cut is that great a deal. Basically the msrp on the bike was $10190 but then you have to factor in tax, crate, blah, blah.

I'm going to be getting the bike at $10190 out the door with all the taxes included in that price. Sound like a good deal or are there better deals out there? I'm basically buying the bike at cost which is around $8500 I think, then adding in the taxes, crate, ect.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:36 AM   #22
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cars are really easy. dont run into stuff and you are pretty much ok. bikes are crazy. dont brake or shift gears while you are turning- do that stuff before you turn. you cant easily flip a car over, but it's nothing to lowside on a sport bike. oil and water are also pretty intimidating. oh man, falling in some sand is crazy, too. a 750 hp vette is cool and all, but you can be merged into by an oblivious car driver on the phone. and it happens so quickly.

anyways, im sure you are not an old geezer. probably under at least 50, hmm? you potentially have a long life ahead of you. taking a year of that time to train yourself on an easier bike will be no time at all.
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i started on a 600 im doing decent i would think. Its not the starting on a fast bike that gets to me, its the riding in houston traffic that does.

I went down today, had nothing to do with me only riding for about 5 months its the people in cages you have to worry about.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:38 AM   #24
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What do you think?
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i think if you are just in love with the r6, save some money and buy a nice looking used r6 for half the price of a new one.
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Ya well I guess you have to look at who's saying that kinda thing too. I know myself and know I aint out to prove anything. Just want to enjoy riding a bike.

I don't see why your so harsh on the topic. I buy what I like, I like the R6. Doesn't mean I'm going to "race" it around town just because its capable.

I just last week sold a 750+hp vette. But just because I had the power didn't mean I was out drifting every turn or drag racing every straight. I just drove it. But since it was a sports car should I have started out with a automatic V6 mustang?
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:43 AM   #26
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some of us would consider 4-8mos riding still starting.
I ride a r6, first bike a r1. I've been riding for about a year, and I bet I'll drag your on the track. Oh by the way, no MSF either, don't plan on it either.....
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daaaaaaammmnn thats fighting words ed !
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daaaaaaammmnn thats fighting words ed !
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:49 AM   #29
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cars are really easy. dont run into stuff and you are pretty much ok. bikes are crazy. dont brake or shift gears while you are turning- do that stuff before you turn. you cant easily flip a car over, but it's nothing to lowside on a sport bike. oil and water are also pretty intimidating. oh man, falling in some sand is crazy, too. a 750 hp vette is cool and all, but you can be merged into by an oblivious car driver on the phone. and it happens so quickly.

anyways, im sure you are not an old geezer. probably under at least 50, hmm? you potentially have a long life ahead of you. taking a year of that time to train yourself on an easier bike will be no time at all.

Well I was using the vette more as a metaphor that just because I had it, didn't mean I abused it type deal.

I understand the potential added risk in riding a motorcycle compared to driving a car. I was just trying to get my point across that even though its considered a "race bike" didn't mean I was going to try and live up to its potential on the street. I like the way it looks, the styling, and it was really comfortable to me. I look forward to owning it if everything works out.

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good luck on the bike !


im saving up my lunch money for a new cbr one day so far i got 80 dollars in quarters and dimes
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Jon, if you like the r6 get the r6 and dont worry about what people think, they arent riding it you are. While I would take most advise with a grain of salt just remember your the one riding it and take it easy until you get comfortable with it. I didnt start on a 250, 650 or a 600 for that matter but I still respect the bike and know how much trouble it cant get me in to because I know what its like drive something with real power. We know what its like to rip the throttle and have 140 come really quick but yes its all different cuz your on a bike.

Bottom line is you know what you can handle and thats what you should base your decision on.

Also, + a million on gear for street riding (helmet, gloves, jacket, boots) And They have perforated leather jackets as well as mesh jackets that provide a pretty good mixture of protection and comfort. If moneys not an option then def a perforated leather jacket. I would def. get some boots too as those are probably going to be my next purchase.

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Old 06-11-2009, 06:40 AM   #32
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daaaaaaammmnn thats fighting words ed !
and if i were in my 20's w/ little skills and swoll heads, i might take him up on the challenge. but i'm not so it just rolls off.......

for those that "made it" after 4-8 mos, you've not "made it" you just began.

there's a reason 600SS ins. is so high, it ain't cuz they don't crash.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:55 AM   #33
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Ya well I guess you have to look at who's saying that kinda thing too. I know myself and know I aint out to prove anything. Just want to enjoy riding a bike.

I don't see why your so harsh on the topic. I buy what I like, I like the R6. Doesn't mean I'm going to "race" it around town just because its capable.

I just last week sold a 750+hp vette. But just because I had the power didn't mean I was out drifting every turn or drag racing every straight. I just drove it. But since it was a sports car should I have started out with a automatic V6 mustang?
Take the MSF and research some more http://www.bestbeginnermotorcycles.com/
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I say get what you want. You are the one riding it. Personally i would buy a used one for the 1st bike. Save some money. Get all your gear as well. I ride with a textile jacket in the summer and leather in winter, A* boots, gloves and helmet. Spend the money and get the gear before you even throw your leg over the bike. I know Racerx sounds like he is harping on you but read some on the biker down threads. It is not the riders fault, most of the times, it is the dumb that dont see you or are not paying attention. If you have self control the you will be fine. Gear up, ride safe and spend some time on backroads. Have fun
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Well while I'm talking about this bike I'm getting. Let me know if the deal I'm being cut is that great a deal. Basically the msrp on the bike was $10190 but then you have to factor in tax, crate, blah, blah.

I'm going to be getting the bike at $10190 out the door with all the taxes included in that price. Sound like a good deal or are there better deals out there? I'm basically buying the bike at cost which is around $8500 I think, then adding in the taxes, crate, ect.

What do you think?
Several folks have mentioned buying a used bike. As a first bike, buying used is a great idea. A low miles, used bike, say an '07 or an '08. Let somebody else pay the first 3 thousand in depreciation. Insurance will be cheaper. If you drop the bike, as many newer riders do, you won't feel quite as bad.

BTW, more on gear: I soft pedaled the comment on knee protection when, in fact, I should have emphasized it. I can't count the number of people who have gone down in helmets, jackets, gloves, and boots, only to end up in the emergency room with significant knee injuries. Knee pads are only $25.00 and most of the fast guys you'll encounter on the street or the back roads wear them. You just can't tell under the jeans.

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is ins. really cheaper if you buy a used '08 SS bike vs a new '08 SS bike?

i'm betting he still can't afford full coverage ins. at $5-6k a yr on either.
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I started out on a kawi zx7r than after a year or so of riding i sold it and now i own a honda 600rr and its a great bike with tons of power, every bike is fast and dangerous its all up to you how you ride it. Im 27 and my full coverage on my bike is only 90 a month and my driving record isnt the best so get what you want and becareful
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and if i were in my 20's w/ little skills and swoll heads, i might take him up on the challenge. but i'm not so it just rolls off.......

for those that "made it" after 4-8 mos, you've not "made it" you just began.

there's a reason 600SS ins. is so high, it ain't cuz they don't crash.
jeeeeez i was only kidding Edward why you gotta be so sassy all the time lighten up buddy. Someone needs a massage !
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Well I finally got the bike over a year later! haha

Just brought it home today! Traded in a 2010 Dyna WideGlide. Its like going from a 1987 Cadillac to a brand new Ferrari. Slightly different...
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