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The_AirHawk 08-15-2011 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by derpherp
Well those bike definitely are years away for me unless I want to kill myself 8)

OH. MY. GAWD!

A New Rider with a lick of common-sense!

It's a Sign of The Apocalypse!!!!!!

trenttheuncatchable 08-15-2011 01:48 PM

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).

12er 08-15-2011 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by trenttheuncatchable (Post 264831)
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.

Easy Rider 2 08-15-2011 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by derpherp (Post 264796)
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. :(

Easy Rider 2 08-15-2011 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 264806)
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 ?? :rolleyes:

The_AirHawk 08-15-2011 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Easy Rider 2 (Post 264853)
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 ?? :rolleyes:

He's also Whirlpool or Maytag or whatever his name was. So what do YOU think?

The Spaceman 08-16-2011 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Easy Rider 2 (Post 264853)
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 ?? :rolleyes:

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.

seruzawa 08-16-2011 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 264878)
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.

The Spaceman 08-16-2011 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 264882)
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.

trenttheuncatchable 08-16-2011 06:43 AM

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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