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Old 06-08-2006, 07:29 AM   #11
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Not a sportbike but sporty enough- the new Ducati Monster 695 should be low enought for you, and the broad torque is good for a newbies. Plus the engine is big enough that you won't outgrow it too fast.
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:54 AM   #12
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Check out the Buell Blast with the low seat option. Or the 883L Sportster, if you want something that heavy - 560lbs. dry... Enjoy! [And don't knock some of those Scooters, Honda's Silverwing and Suzuki's Burgman, will do over 110mph! And search-out Honda's upcoming DN-01, I think that it would surprise you!]. Please get a copy of David L. Hough's Street Strategies book also, as it may very well save your life, due to it's great advice on how to avoid potential riding traps. Each chapter is two pages, so it is an easy read!!!
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:59 AM   #13
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If your using the ride for daily commuting then my suggestion is a Suzuki Burgman 400s. Tons of storage, fine looks, great mileage and CHEAP to insure. BTW, it will easily cruise at HWY speeds.
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:59 AM   #14
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"I like the sportbike look, something that looks fast. I'm new to the game, no experience at all on a bike"



The majority of bikes that look fast are fast. With no experience, a fast bike is not something you should be considering. YouÂ’ll find that even 'slow' bikes can actually go quite fast when compared to the average motorcar.



"I was thinking about getting a moped, but they are to slow for freeway and that's an insult to bikers"



No, they are only perceived as an insult by a couple of squids who think they are bikers, but actually belong behind an X-box rather than being out on the road. A number of moped/scooters are very capable machines and real motorcycles in their own right.



I suggest you go to a dealer and have a look at a few bikes and see what you feel comfortable on. The 250 ninja recommended above is a good starter bike, which should not be to heavy or too tall for you.

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Old 06-08-2006, 08:21 AM   #15
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Sure they will do 110mph, but would you want to on those small tires?
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:21 AM   #16
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I am 5'5, 125lbs and I ride a BMW R1200RT without problem. The R1200ST has an even lower seat height. If you want a full blooded sport bike the K1200S is an option. I have riden all without problem.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:29 AM   #17
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Your height and weight is meaningless in this equation. Buy a beginner bike or face certain trauma (psychological and possibly physical) as a squid.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:54 AM   #18
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Amen. Ricky Carmichael needs a mini-tramp to mount an MX bike. His size seems to make him faster.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:04 AM   #19
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Yeah, but one 157 gr .357 magnum hollowpoint hit really really hurts.

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Old 06-08-2006, 09:07 AM   #20
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Sit on some and you might be surprised that once you're rolling you don't have to super low to the ground to feel confident. You have a lot of options even for larger cc standard/naked bikes, but the Ninja 250, 500 and new 650R are the logical choices for low-seated sport bikes, but don't forget to check out some of the mini crusiers (250cc-600cc) if you still want a real bike and not a deathped. Other options are older bikes, or to check what taller bikes can be lowered to fit you, since some bikes are easy to lower. Also, sometimes a simple seat replacement will get you that extra inch or two needed.
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