Beginner Bikes!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Motorcycles' started by Kemper, May 14, 2006.

  1. do you carry a donor card?
  2. Early R6s are among the best for low budget, those and early 600RR:s. That is if your decided to go for a supersport.
  3. So going 120 mph on the highway isn't fun to you? It is to me.

    Riding is way more athletic than driving so it's going to help if you're in shape. I don't know why you're arguing about this.

    Sure the learning curve is steep, but it's honestly not that hard to learn how to ride. Conditioning your reflexes is what takes time.

    maybe I should just speak for myself. I don't even own a bike, but I've done quite a bit of riding. I've driven a bunch of sport bikes without any difficulty, including a Ninja 250. The 250 is slow, I would never get one. I'd recommend starting out with one, but once you're comfortable, get something better. flamesuit on.

    I'm not saying sportbikes are good starters or that they're easy to ride. They're not. There's just too much drama started by people like you with their rules about how long you must own a 250 before you can get something faster. It's bullshit.
  4. Yeah right.
  5. What is everybodys problem? For me looks are important too.
    And IMO the 2001-2002 R6 is one of the best looking bikes in it's class for the price.

    Over here a good example with relative low miles can be bought for about 4500-5000 euros
    If you're affraid you might crash if you try a big bike immediatly, you shouldn't even think about getting a bike in the first place.

    Alot of my friends started on 600 supersports and some even on the 1 litre bikes.
    And i know i have way more self control than those idiots <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    First i plan on taking the bike to work as much as i can. It's a 50km drive everyday so i can gain some experience before i start doing crazy stuff with it.

    Just my 2 cents
  6. Well, to be honest, I don't know. My bike tops out at around 100. But no, going real fast on the highway isn't fun. Its childish and dangerous.

    Maybe if you're on a racetrack it would make a difference if you are in shape or not, or on a long, tour-type ride where endurance would matter. Other than that it doesn't take much athletic ability to ride a bike.

    I guess if all you care about is having a big engine then you should get an R1 and forget everything thats in this thread. There is a HUGE community of people who are dedicated EX250 riders, just for example, and they all love their bikes. Twisting the throttle isn't fun to everybody and if you choose to jump on an R6 or whatever and take the corners slow, and then twist the throttle on every straight road, then thats your decision. But this thread is about beginner bikes, and a 600cc sportbike isn't one.

    Just out of curiosity, how many miles/hours do you estimate you have on bikes?

    edit for spelling/typos
  7. After my last reply and then reading this, I don't know why I even bother. The same things have been said over and over in this thread, its not even worth responding to.
  8. 600cc isn't a big engine.. my car's engine is 2300cc! Nearly FOUR times bigger! I should be fine on a 600cc bike to start with.

    I'll upgrade to a 1200 after 6 months or so, once i get used to it.
  9. nice try jerk
  10. Disregarding the troll... Here is a Moped for VMan... Matching that displacement you mentioned.

  11. That is #$%#ing hot.
  12. I am orgasming repeatedly.
  13. What model is this?
  14. I don't know and quick google didn't help. But I did have a discarded photo from the other side, but cant read what it says other than "edition".
  15. #415 Panzer, Feb 15, 2009
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  17. First line of that post alone is enough to figure out that you dont belong in this thread.

    This is a BEGINNER bike thread, if you want to talk about riding at 120+ on a public road, go make the "fanatic experienced rider thread". This thread is meant to give tips on how to pick a good beginner bike, not to tell newbies how to get themselves killed.
  18. Found a funny list of motorcycles sold in Finland last year...

    Model 1-12/2008

    1. YAMAHA/YZF-R125 494
    2. PIAGGIO (all scooters, combined) 484
    3. SUZUKI/GSX1300R 431
    4. HONDA/CBR125R 317
    5. HUSQVARNA/SM 125 261
    6. APRILIA (all combined) 239
    7. KAWASAKI/Z750 223
    8. YAMAHA/FZ1 187
    9. YAMAHA/FJR1300 167
    10. SUZUKI/GSX-R1000 160
    11. SUZUKI/GSF1250SA 136
    12. HONDA/CBR1000RR 126
    13. KTM/KTM 125 EXC 126
    14. YAMAHA/YZF-R1 124
    15. SUZUKI/GSX650F 114

  19. Wow, probably sounds great too
  20. i think a good biginner bike on road is the honda cbr 600 F and off raod the ktm lc4 <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  21. i think a good biginner bike on road is the honda cbr 600 f and off road the ktm lc4 <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  22. What about a 600cc if it's from the 70's or so?
  23. Even some modern 600's can be ok, just not the race replicas.
  24. don't post here anymore.
  25. If riding is more athletic than driving, why are all the hells angels fat bastards then?

    Seriously, a rider who starts on a sporty 250 will be a faster rider in later life, because they know what gear they need to be in for what turn, how to use the engine to maximum potential, about maintaining momentum through corners, late braking and smooth inputs.

    Also, Learning to ride isn't just about steering, throttle and clutch work, its about mental attitude and road craft, reading traffic, feeling the bike and what its doing under you. These are the skills that will keep you alive.

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