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Old 08-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #11
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Well those bike definitely are years away for me unless I want to kill myself
OH. MY. GAWD!

A New Rider with a lick of common-sense!

It's a Sign of The Apocalypse!!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:48 PM   #12
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If you're 220#, get a used Ninja 500. You can ride it as long as you want (this means, you don't have to trade up if you don't want to, the Ninja 500 has enough oomph to get you wherever you want to go).
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #13
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If you're 220#, get a used Ninja 500. You can ride it as long as you want (this means, you don't have to trade up if you don't want to, the Ninja 500 has enough oomph to get you wherever you want to go).
I second that, cheap too, purchase and insurance.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:28 PM   #14
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Who wants to spend their valuable free time on road?
Who wants to spend their time in a hospital bed........or in the ground.

This is NOT a laughing matter.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #15
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If you don't need to bring stuff along, go with a 1000cc or larger supersport bike. The GSXR 1000 or BWM S1000RR are examples.
Incase you haven't noticed.........you are in a TINY minority here with suggesting a 1000cc supersport as a first bike.

You aren't REALLY serious with that, are you ??
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:58 PM   #16
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Incase you haven't noticed.........you are in a TINY minority here with suggesting a 1000cc supersport as a first bike.

You aren't REALLY serious with that, are you ??
He's also Whirlpool or Maytag or whatever his name was. So what do YOU think?
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:34 AM   #17
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Incase you haven't noticed.........you are in a TINY minority here with suggesting a 1000cc supersport as a first bike.

You aren't REALLY serious with that, are you ??
The guy's criteria was a bike that could easily handle an 80 mph commute on the Interstate every day. Those bikes are great choices for that purpose, especially the sport touring bikes.

It's up to him to decide if he's ready for them or not.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:48 AM   #18
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The guy's criteria was a bike that could easily handle an 80 mph commute on the Interstate every day. Those bikes are great choices for that purpose, especially the sport touring bikes.

It's up to him to decide if he's ready for them or not.
Well, an SV650 or a Versys could handle that with ease for that matter. They also are better commuters because of the substantially lower weight than the current run of pork tourers.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:27 AM   #19
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Well, an SV650 or a Versys could handle that with ease for that matter. They also are better commuters because of the substantially lower weight than the current run of pork tourers.
Of course my answer was tongue in cheek; the guy's post was ridiculous.

I commute at 80mph, not every day, but a good percentage. My 1000 is right in it's sweet spot at 80, at about 50% of RPM. A 650 is working really hard at that speed, especially if you hang saddlebags on it. A Versys might handle it, but I'll bet it would be buzzing like a bee at 80.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:43 AM   #20
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Yeah, my 1100XX would be at a bit over 4k. But I wouldn't recommend that bike to anyone starting out. And modern engines don't really have a problem "working hard".
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