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Old 10-22-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
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Hello there,
i'm turning 20 soon and i'm going to buy a motorcycle, now i live in an island, Cyprus, so the power thing is not so important but what is more important to me is the look. I have a scooter for 4 years, but i know that its a big difference with a big bike. I love the look of CBR, R6 or GSX-r. But you would probably tell me its too much for a starter like me ? is there any Street bike that you could suggest me, but as i said the most important thing to me is the look and the feel to enjoy it

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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You're smart to ask. If you want the look without the pain, consider a Ninja 250.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:14 AM   #3
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Sachi should be telling you to check the newbie thread at some point. I'm telling you that if you go the route you'd like you will wreck the bike in less than two weeks. You're on an island so go small cc. Buy used (cause you're gonna fall off and cheap bikes aren't as painful to watch broken as new ones are). I'd be thinking Honda Nighthawk 250 or Kawi Ninja 250 as your start. If you run across a Honda VFR400 that may not be so bad. Just keep it under 500 cc for the first few years and try to find a motorcycle safety class somewhere. Good luck.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #4
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Hmm, the ninja 250 looks quite good.
Also i'm a tall guy, about 1,95m dunno if it makes any difference ?

How about a street bike like CB100r, just with lower cc
anything in mind ?

Also there is No motorcycle safety class here, so need to learn it myself...
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #5
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Hmm, the ninja 250 looks quite good.
Also i'm a tall guy, about 1,95m dunno if it makes any difference ?

How about a street bike like CB100r, just with lower cc
anything in mind ?

Also there is No motorcycle safety class here, so need to learn it myself...
So, 1.95m is about 6'5", correct?

That might be a bit tall to fit on a 250R. But you should sit on one to see how it feels. The Ninja 500R and 650R might also be decent choices depending on your weight and size. The Suzuki GS500F would be a good choice (and it has that sport bike look you are looking for).

What country are you located in? It will help us recommend models as the US has far less small bike options than most of the world.

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Dual Purpose is your answer. Dirtbike looks and ability and streetbike legal. Suzuki DRZ400SM is in your future young man.
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So, 1.95m is about 6'5", correct?

That might be a bit tall to fit on a 250R. But you should sit on one to see how it feel. The Ninja 500R and 650R might also be decent choices depending on your weight and size. The Suzuki GS500F would be a good choice (and it has that sport bike look you are looking for).

What country are you located in? It will help us recommend models as the US has far less small bike options than most of the world.
yes, i think its about 6,5.
As i said before i live in Cyprus,its an island near Greece.


Now about the Dual-purpose Bikes, is the one that have the off-road look, but are for city ride ?
if is that i kinda like them too. But are they easy and comfort to ride ? Will it be ok to ride a 2-3h trip in Sundays etc ?
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yes, i think its about 6,5.
As i said before i live in Cyprus,its an island near Greece.


Now about the Dual-purpose Bikes, is the one that have the off-road look, but are for city ride ?
if is that i kinda like them too. But are they easy and comfort to ride ? Will it be ok to ride a 2-3h trip in Sundays etc ?
Sorry, I did not see that you originally stated you were in Cyprus.

Yes, for the most part they look like dirt bikes.

The most popular model here in the states is the Kawasaki 650R. These can be ridden across the country (or island, in your case), so a 2-3 hour ride is no problem at all.

Suzuki and Honda also offer dual purpose model: (Here are a few, your area may or may not have these available)
Suzuki DR650SE
http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products/DR650SEK9

Suzuki DR-Z400S
http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products/DRZ400SK9

Suzuki V-Strom 650
http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products/DL650K9

Honda XR650L
Honda Motorcycles - 2009 XR650L - Colors, Specifications, Pricing, Accessories, Gallery

Kawasaki KLR650
http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Detail.aspx?id=358

Kawasaki KLX 250S
http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Detail.aspx?id=282

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Old 10-23-2008, 04:43 AM   #9
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yes, i think its about 6,5.
As i said before i live in Cyprus,its an island near Greece.


Now about the Dual-purpose Bikes, is the one that have the off-road look, but are for city ride ?
if is that i kinda like them too. But are they easy and comfort to ride ? Will it be ok to ride a 2-3h trip in Sundays etc ?
If you're looking for a bike you can put miles on then look at a Kawasaki KLR650. Used should be really cheap. Typically, $3000-3500 USD will find a decent model. New they are under $6000 USD. Very reliable. Very easy to maintain. Slap some Pirelli Scorpions on there and you have tires that will handle most road conditions.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:05 AM   #10
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btw guys, does any1 know if the MH ( motor hispania ) has good bikes ?
i foudn few, they have yamaha engine, and the shape is yamaha copy, but i dunno if that brand is good.
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