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Old 02-16-2011, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default yamaha star250 or buell blast

just starting out riding im 180lb and am going to use the bike mostly for around town but would like to take it on the highway occasionaly .
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
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Since Buell is out of business, it might not be the best choice for you compared to Star.

Have you looked at the TU250 from Suzuki? Classic looks, and a lot of bike for under $4,000, brand new.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
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And of course the Littlest Ninja.

BUT! Buy a used one, as you will 'outgrow' the bike, and you don't need to pay the 'driveway tax.'
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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If you can pick only one from the two mentioned, I'd recommend the Buell. However, if you can be opened-minded a bit, I like the Ninjette. The little Ninja that could is totally highway capable.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:51 AM   #5
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You FOOLS! Honda has struck the Ninja a deadly blow, the CBR250 is clearly the superior bike! (Ask me how I know....)
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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Maybe look at a dual sport like a Suzuki DRZ400 or KLR / DR 650.

The KLR / DR are also big singles like the Buell, and they open up a whole world of light trail / graded road exploring. The DRZ (I own one) is great for going on hard core single tracks where only dirt bikes can go.

Dual sports are cheap to buy used, hard to break and broadly capable. Perfect for a new rider. Don't let the 650cc size worry you either. The DR and KLR are very easy to handle.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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First bike? Get a 250cc Dual Sport like an older XL250 Honda. You can crash it, bash it, forget to check the oil for years and it will come back for more. On top of that, it doesn't weigh 300 lbs, and you can actually pick it up wihout assistance when you dump it. And you will dump it.
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