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Old 11-21-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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I am planning to graduate from my current 250 CC Kawasaki to something bigger and meaner! I have been eyeing the new 2009 R1. Any feedback on it? What else should I be riding before I decide? Don't suggest the Duacti 1098... can't afford it

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Old 11-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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move to a few years old 600.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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I am planning to graduate from my current 250 CC Kawasaki to something bigger and meaner! I have been eyeing the new 2009 R1. Any feedback on it? What else should I be riding before I decide? Don't suggest the Duacti 1098... can't afford it

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Yep- buy a revolver. Put one bullet in and and spin. Moving from a 250 to a litre bike will cost your family more than the bullet. Buy an SV650 and ride the dog crap out of it for two full years. Then feel free to move to a modern 600 superport. Three years more then you might be ready for the R1- but I doubt it. Remember, only squids advise squids on that type of move. You will be making the most costly mistake in your young riding career if you do it.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:30 PM   #4
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What a couple of spoil sports! The dude wants something bigger and meaner!
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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Try a Triumph 675 Street Triple.
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What a couple of spoil sports! The dude wants something bigger and meaner!
Then there is only ONE logical choice: The BossHoss 502 with twin 10-71 Roots Blowers and Nawz-Injection.............
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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What a couple of spoil sports! The dude wants something bigger and meaner!
If this is a legit post, and not someone phishing for a good instigating opportunity, do the right thing, LR, and pass on helpful advice.

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Old 11-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #8
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I am planning to graduate from my current 250 CC Kawasaki to something bigger and meaner! I have been eyeing the new 2009 R1. Any feedback on it? What else should I be riding before I decide? Don't suggest the Duacti 1098... can't afford it

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Well, in this poster's defense, he did at least start out on a Ninja 250. Which is a hell of a lot better than most people we get on here pining for a liter bike.

How many miles did you put on the 250? How often do you ride? What type of riding do you do?
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:06 PM   #9
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The SV650S is a great choice as your second bike. The Kawi 650R is another bike you should consider. If you have to have a four-cylinder sportbike, look at the Kawi ZZR-600 or the Yamaha YZR-R6S.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:18 AM   #10
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I am planning to graduate from my current 250 CC Kawasaki to something bigger and meaner! I have been eyeing the new 2009 R1. Any feedback on it? What else should I be riding before I decide? Don't suggest the Duacti 1098... can't afford it

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Congrats, for starting on a Ninja250, like BB stated, and how long "have" you been riding it?(miles) Have you dropped it ever? Is that the only bike you've ever ridden?

Learning to ride a bike well is like trying to become a black belt in Martial arts, it takes years of preperation, training , and decipline. And if you treat it as such you'll stay alive and become an above average rider. Ask any fast racer "you must learn by going slow first" The slower you are the faster you'll be.

And if that does'nt convince you, go get an insurance quote on a new 09R1. Not sure what the requirments are in your State but if you need insurance that might be the deal stopper. Theirs an ovbious reason why your insurance will be high,...because typiclly too many begginers try going from a small bike to way to big of a bike, like your thinking about doing.

Bottom line is I sell them and I would try talking you down, just for your own safty. Good luck and choose wisely!
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