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Old 01-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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I'm new to the biking world, and i'm looking for my first bike. I took my classes on a Honda Nighthawk 250 and I really liked it. Only it didn't have enough power for me. I've started doing reseach on what I would like to get. I liked the Nighthawk so I was thinking about the 750, but I've also liked the Yamaha Virago, a few Triumphs...basically I'm looking for either cruiser or naked bike to buy. I don't care for sport bikes, just not my style. I'm also 5'11" and 185 so can't ride anything too huge. Any comments or advice I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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First- read the newbie threads and look at ideas there. Second, unless you're doing long hwy miles a 250 is not too small a cc size. The Ninja 250 (more a standard with fairiings rather than a sportbike) is a great ride and used can be had for $1500.
BUTTTTT- if I were looking for something to start with and buying used I would look at a Triumph Bonni Black (pick your year- I like them all), a Kawasaki w650 (Bonni clone) Moto Guzzi Breva 750, HD Sporty 883, or Suz Bandit 600. All can be had for at or under $4k
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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HEY!........ He..... He stole my line!

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Join the club, pal. "Do you like to watch Gladiator movies?" I mean c'mon, I'm going to have to copyright my stuff here... What's next:

ME MAD MOKE! YOU TAKE MY SALES TRAINING SESSION! YOU NOT SMART IF YOU NOT TAKE MAD MOKE TRAINING SESSION!!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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Join the club, pal. "Do you like to watch Gladiator movies?" I mean c'mon, I'm going to have to copyright my stuff here... What's next:

ME MAD MOKE! YOU TAKE MY SALES TRAINING SESSION! YOU NOT SMART IF YOU NOT TAKE MAD MOKE TRAINING SESSION!!!
Ha! You and AirHawk are the worst culprits. And then MOKE rags on me. Sheesh.
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I am just an Innocent Bystander, I tell you.

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I came across this very interesting article on first bikes.

Introduction to Motorcycles

Maybe a Moderatorratorray can put it in the sticky post.
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