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Old 08-17-2008, 04:20 PM   #251
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Yeah, those are superb bikes, actually. Don't sell it short! It's a damn good rider who can take it to its limits. I have a few friends with those, who have ridden for years, and they love it.
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:03 PM   #252
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Wow, I'm really starting to like this bike. But there are some thinks I'd like to know before buying it:

1st- I'm 6'2. Can I fit in this bike?
2nd- What's this bike's top speed?
3rd- What is this bike's gas consumption?
4th- On the pictures I saw on the Internet the rear tire looks a bit thin. Is it really like that? If yes, can you put a wider tire on this bike?

Thank you all for the usefull advices,
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #253
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So, I read the whole thread...
How about getting a used 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R and drive it around the block, getting used to it. It is a cheap bike and at least it looks like a Superbike.

What do you say The_AirHawk??? Is this the way to go?
The 250r is an excellent choice and it can take you a lot farther than around the block. The 250r can still reach triple digit speeds and can be ridden safely on a highway.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:39 AM   #254
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hey eveyone. i am looking for my first bike and need some help.

I am 18. 6,2 175. and ride dirt bikes every day
and do plan on taking the msf course.

so hear it goes.

the bike i want is the triumph 675 daytona. but after reading alot of stuff i realize that a 600cc may not be the best first bike .

again after reading a lot i looked at the kawasaki 250r
and like it but only the 08 body style.

so the questions are do you think the triumph is a ok first bike.
and if not will i fit comfurtable on the 250r.

or would a older 600cc bike like a 96. be ok to learn on.


thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:34 AM   #255
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It's good that you have dirt bike experience, but nonetheless, the Daytona is not a good first choice. The EX250 should fit you fine, if you want to go that route. As for an older 600, they will definitely be a better choice than a new one.

I moved your post into the correct thread. Read ALL of this thread; it will give you a very good idea of what we tend to recommend for beginning road riders.

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Old 08-21-2008, 05:35 AM   #256
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hey eveyone. i am looking for my first bike and need some help.

I am 18. 6,2 175. and ride dirt bikes every day
and do plan on taking the msf course.

so hear it goes.

the bike i want is the triumph 675 daytona. but after reading alot of stuff i realize that a 600cc may not be the best first bike .

again after reading a lot i looked at the kawasaki 250r
and like it but only the 08 body style.

so the questions are do you think the triumph is a ok first bike.
and if not will i fit comfurtable on the 250r.

or would a older 600cc bike like a 96. be ok to learn on.


thanks for your help in advance.
If you truly have a lot of experience with dirt bikes I would imagine you could handle more than a 250R. What you might want to do is buy a cheap (really cheap) street bike for a bit and move up to the bike of your choice shortly after that. A really cheap Dual Purpose bike would probably be great for you.

The second thing is that before you get your heart set on a 600 sportbike, you might want to check insurance rate. You are 18 and insurance companies are not very kind to the mixture of 18 and 600.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #257
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thanks guys i realize the daytona may not be the right first bike.
so the 250r is first on my list. but can you ride with two people on a 250.
as far as insurance a 600cc isent near as much my car insurance.

p.s. what would be good older 600cc. bike

thanks..

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Old 08-21-2008, 02:44 PM   #258
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thanks guys i realize the daytona may not be the right first bike.
so the 250r is first on my list. but can you ride with two people on a 250.
as far as insurance a 600cc isent near as much my car insurance.

p.s. what would be good older 600cc. bike

thanks..
Go find a mid 90's 600. Kawi ZX600j or Yama YZF600 for under $3k.
Personally, as an insurance guy with 26yrs of road experience I'd tell you as my customer to buy a first generation Suz SV650S and put the lower fairing kit on it for the "sport" look you desire. It's a much better choice and easier to off when you're ready to move up to a "real" supersport.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:11 PM   #259
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thanks for the sugestions. i realy like sv 650s
but i cant find the kawasaki im my area all listing are 600r`s
so how new is the cut off like a 99 or 2000
thanks.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:16 PM   #260
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i have been looking around some more and how about a 2002 buell xb9r.
and then at some point i can put fairings on it.
would this be a ok first bike.
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