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Old 06-21-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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Ok this is my first year riding.. just took the msf course and got my license. I ride a 1978 honda hawk Ive herd that its not a bad beginner bike. So i ride about 20-30 miles every day and have been for a couple months now, and i consider myself fairly good. I want to upgrade to somwhere between a 2005 and a 2008 Kawsaki ZX6r (The power on my hawk definety isnt cuttin it anymore). Would this be an accident waiting to happend or could it be a awesome decison?
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:33 AM   #2
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"..i consider myself fairly good.."

Believe me, you aren't. You should ride that Hawk at least a year, and then move to something slightly faster.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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A year, minimum.

If you haven't scared yourself on a regular basis on the Hawk, you are in no way ready for a road missile like a ZX-6R.

Besides, the experience isn't only you and your bike. It's learning the environment. You know, the one where everyone else is bigger than you, and either doesn't see you , or doesn't care.

The Sixer will get you in trouble much faster, so it'll help if you see the trouble earlier. The only way to learn that is through experience.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:17 AM   #4
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A year, minimum.

If you haven't scared yourself on a regular basis on the Hawk, you are in no way ready for a road missile like a ZX-6R.

Besides, the experience isn't only you and your bike. It's learning the environment. You know, the one where everyone else is bigger than you, and either doesn't see you , or doesn't care.

The Sixer will get you in trouble much faster, so it'll help if you see the trouble earlier. The only way to learn that is through experience.
Absolutely, you better click off some 5k-7k miles before you even think about that move. Now, if you want a step up then sell the old Hawk and get a 90 or so Hawk GT for a little while. Or find a good used Ninja 500 for about $2000. Then click off another 5k miles and get back with us.
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:26 AM   #5
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Thank you for your help guys, what about if i got a ninja 250r and rode that for a couple of summers...would that be good for me?
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:28 AM   #6
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That would probably work OK. Seems to me you're just suffering from a bout of "New Bike Syndrome".

It happens to all of us.
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