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Old 10-27-2017, 01:49 PM   #21
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This is absolute blasphemy to say this as a Honda man.

The new Yamaha R6 is a phenomenal package. Plenty of electronics to keep you out of trouble PLUS you will grow into it after gaining confidence and experience.

The above posts are sound advice but letís face it, if you stick to the sport the above machines will bore the out of you especially in group rides and canyon carving.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:53 PM   #22
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The difference is 11k+ on a new bike and then 3k in depreciation in the first year versus a 5k bike and less then 1k in depreciation.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:58 PM   #23
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The difference is 11k+ on a new bike and then 3k in depreciation in the first year versus a 5k bike and less then 1k in depreciation.
True, but this sport is for enthusiasts! While cost is a factor Iíve always purchased on what stirs my soul. At this moment itís a R6 sitting in the garage next to the VFR.

Not sure how many used examples of the new generation are available at the moment, but used bikes are definetly a wise choice.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:19 PM   #24
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This is absolute blasphemy to say this as a Honda man.

The new Yamaha R6 is a phenomenal package. Plenty of electronics to keep you out of trouble PLUS you will grow into it after gaining confidence and experience.

The above posts are sound advice but letís face it, if you stick to the sport the above machines will bore the out of you especially in group rides and canyon carving.

Good luck in your search!
Is that why you bought an RSV4, to compensate for lack of riding skill with horsepower?

OP, this is a shining example of the fact that a bike does not make you a competent rider. If your group rides are grossly outpacing 300cc class bikes, you are doing it wrong. Like way wrong. If you need evidence, show up to a track day and watch the 300s in level 2 obliterate nearly every other bike on the track.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:52 PM   #25
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Iím over all a new rider been on a few times, but thatís it very much a beginner. Iím looking to get a sports bike there a bunch of different ones out there and I was wanting to know from people that actually ride not from what sales person is going to tell me just for me to buy it. In your opinion whatís the best bang for the buck for a motorcycle? I want something thatís going to be reliable and is going to last. Thanks for any and all input. Fairman
I've had no problems with my 2012 R6. It's power band seems to be mid to high rpm, so you don't have to worry about it getting out from you when taking off.
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The first time you over cook a corner , which you will , the L/W 300 will be a great first bike .
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The first time you over cook a corner , which you will , the L/W 300 will be a great first bike .
Agreed, that's the biggest reason I'd recommend it to a beginner.
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Best bang for your buck right now is to grab one of those 2012-2015 Ninja 650's or CB500's on Facebook market place. The cheapest I've seen is $2,500 to about $5,000 for low mileage, quality bikes that won't lose much value. The 650/500 can keep you entertained for at least a year while you're still learning.
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going back to the original question,

I've only been riding a few years, and i've been through about 5 bikes (4 if grom isn't included)

My personal recommendation would be the fz-07 or the likes

I know a lot of seasoned riders will recommend the 300 and for track purposes, it's definitely better.

but as a guy who rides 100% street, and from personal experience i think the fz07 is just the right amount of power for a beginner without getting boring.

And as for as the "overcook"-ing. well i've overcooked all the bikes, even on the street. just part of being new... and i'd much rather overcook it on something small like a 300 or the fz07 than on the 600... sure there was traction control on the 600 but i've also seen people panic and just completely eat it.


just my two cents. i start on a 300, then 636 then fz07 and now on a 765.

i stayed on a fz07 the longest and only moved up cause i'm doing more freeway riding for work. i would've kept the fz07 for weekend fun and the likes if i didn't need/want the extra power for freeway (not that the fz07 can't do, i just wanted the extra power for personal reasons.)
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