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eekadog 06-13-2006 10:20 AM

Re: Ex500r or Gs500f ?
^^^Blasphemy! :)

ksquid 06-13-2006 10:20 AM

Absolutely not
No between the two bikes the EX500 has the better kpaulPPI.. price performance index... The GSXR has a better kpaulPPI but is it suituable for a newbie.. No the kpaulPPI is not a Newbie index..

BrowningBAR 06-13-2006 10:30 AM

Re: Absolutely not
Than it looks like you have more work to do. I want a kpaulPPI per bike category, rider's needs, and skill level. These should all be cross-referenced with the top level kpaulPPI.

How do you expect to get grant money for this if it's incomplete?!

cota 06-13-2006 10:32 AM

Re: Ex500r or Gs500f ?
My two cents: they're close enough to be called a toss-up, shop the best deal. Use the savings toward a good helmet, jacket and shoes.

Gluge 06-13-2006 12:03 PM

Re: Neither...
I dissagree, I have a EX500 which was my first bike, it's much better than a 250 if your interested in the track. There's actualy a class you can race the EX500 in at WSMC and I'm sure other orgs. There's no race class for ninja 250.

I think the EX500 is a better all round bike than the ninja 250, it's got enough power to carry a passenger, but yea maybe it's not quite as much fun.

I bought mine for $1200 used, but if you get a EX500 definatly get one of the 93s? or latter when they went to the bigger standard sport bike wheels. (rather than the 16" ones)

acecycleins 06-13-2006 12:17 PM

Re: Ex500r or Gs500f ?
Way too cynical. My first bike cost $500 and I put 16k miles on it in the first 6 months I owned it. It didn't break. It didn't leak. And the only service I didn't perform myself was the carb rebuild and sync. I had a total of $900 into the bike the first year I owned it. That includes the bike, the carbs, new tires and insurance. I got the seat time I needed and realized I'm a motorcyclist. If (as I suspect) most of you grew up on similar machines then why are they not good enough today? They were good enough when we rode them.

schizuki 06-13-2006 01:55 PM

Re: Absolutely not

robinson281 06-13-2006 02:08 PM

Re: Ex500r or Gs500f ?
Both are good beginner bikes. Expect to want an upgrade in a year though. Either way, try sitting on the bikes and see which one fits you better. I don't expect you will stay in either of these bikes long so you won't go wrong no matter which one you pick. Be safe; take the MSF course; and enjoy.

ksquid 06-13-2006 02:41 PM

Actually the SV650 maybe the best newbie bike with a good kPPI
Bike kPPI*

Kawasaki EX500 73.70

Suzuki GS500F 56.84

Buell Firebolt 88.20

Kawasaki ZX-6R 96.71

Triumph 675 95.59

Ducati 748 71.93

Suzuki GSXR1000 114.15

Suzuki SV650S 92.25

Suzuki GSX-R750 100.00 (standard)

*kPPI-kpaul Price Performance Index.

yoavy11 06-13-2006 03:53 PM

Re: Get Off to a Good Start: Training
Which should be a naked SV650 and put a windscreen on it.

Don't ride with shorts and sandals.

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