Well Max, if you follow your instincts rather than the Lust in you heart, you just might live to your 2nd bike.Hi everyone,
My name is max and i am 18 years old. I have never rode a motorcycle in my entire life and in the past couple months i have really been wanting one. I recently just signed up for a safety motorcycle class that starts in June and i would really like to get one shortly after that (within a couple of weeks or a month). At first i wanted either the sv1000s or the FZ1, but then i came to the conclusion that those bikes may be a little to powerful for my first bike so now i have decided that my decision lies between the sv650 and the FZ6. I really like these two bikes, but i do not know which one would be better for me to start with. I am open to other ideas for bikes too and would really like the hear other recommendations, but i would really like to know if i could start with a sv650 or FZ6.
Four years-ago, there was a man ran the Iron Butt Rally on a Ninja 250 (previous generation, of course). To be certain, I imagine it wasn't in as much comfort as guys on a larger bike.Would the 250 ninja be fit for long trips? I am 18 and i am leaving for college in the fall. I would be traveling from Chicago to Albany New York. Would the 250 be able to make that trip?
No apologies necessary for the 'Prilly-fiddy. It is what it is, and what it is is Cool. I've a friend that had one with a big-bore kit - some 70-80cc, the thing could manage almost 70mph. Freakin' sweet!I just want to point out that I'm not exactly a new rider. I know that the Aprilia RS50 is absolutely tiny, but it still has a normal gear selector and set-up (and most of the same types of safety issues) as bigger bikes and I've been riding mine nearly every day for about 3 years.
Edited to add: Sorry, I might have a bit of an inferiority complex about the RS50. Even though I've only received compliments on it it still sounds like a weed whacker and I know it.
What I'm really interested in is what people think would make reliable daily commuter that I could also have a little fun with on weekends.
As opposed to a large Asian in a wife-beater and backwards-ballcap on a Gixxer Thou?So I figured it's my turn to give the tongue lashing a go. I'm a new rider (a la posting in this thread) and taking the MSF class next month. I'm a 5'11" 240lb guy. (Yes, I'm a large Asian. Side note: One of the main reasons for a sport bike. Large Asian in a skull cap on a cruiser?)
Anyways, I've been poking around for a first bike. I've talked to some of my friends (some knowledgeable, others not so much...) and they've suggested the EX500s, GS500, Ninja 500s and other sub-600cc bikes, but I can't seem to find any of them used at a price that doesn't warrant picking up a new one. I live in the NYC area and the average recent non-scratched GS500 is going for about 3-3.5k. Ideally, I'd like the SV650S (Going for 4.5k in good condition, if you can ever find one) which I can "grown into" and not want to sell it after riding it for 4 months.
Long story, short: I've been looking for a decent used bike for the last month or so and things are coming up short. So I've kind of just said eff it and putting serious thought into picking up an overstocked SV650S from a dealer. (~6,000 around here). Of course, I'd leave out the lower fairings to save myself and my wallet the heartache of buying new fairings after a week. (Mainly a stepping stone for an eventual sport touring.)
Just looking for someone to verbally slap me out of the idea or push me over the edge. Either way...
With PLENTY left-over for Crack-a-lackin' Gear!Get a used Kawasaki 250 and call it a day. You will spend less than half of the 6 G's.
It doesn't matter. Pick the one you think you'll look best on in the picture they display on top of your Casket at your Funeral.Hi, 1st post on this forum. I want to buy a SuperSports Bike soon, but I don't really understand much about motorcycles , so can someone please help me choosing one to buy?
I'll use this bike for riding in the city, near the beach, highway, but not for racing. I want it to be beautiful, but also fast and easy maintenance (low gas consumption)... :-D
Wich is the best?
2008 Honda CBR 1000R
2009 Yamaha R1
2008 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10
Oh, I see. Well then, that's different. Have you ever considered opening a Riding Academy with all your vast experience?Oh, I see. I already know the basics on how to ride a motorcycle. I usually drive my uncle's bike in his backyard. It is a old yamaha. But I'm turning 16 next year and I want to get a bike for me
You should take the Loan Officer a Present - something chocolate.I find out what kind of loan I'm going to be looking at tomorrow. Wish me luck!
That sounds more like it!I'm a day or two away from purchasing a 2006 Virago 250 which is in mint condition, under 900 miles, $2,100 =)
Hell, some of the Hondas from that and the next-two decades have "alternator issues".......Avoid the early (pre-1987) Honda V-4s like the plague. They are terrible bikes with weak transmissions and valve gear. 80's Kawasaki and Yamaha 4s are bulletproof. Some of the Suzukis from that era have alternator issues.