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Old 05-09-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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Begginer Bike?



Hi guys this is a question for a friend, he is wondering what bike do you guys recommend for a begginer bike rider? and for a price around $4k
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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Suzuki Katana 750
Kawasaki ZX-6
Honda VFR???

I have a 96 ZX6-R I can sell him for $2800
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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SV650.. but i dont know how much they cost
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Best beginner bike EVER:
Kawasaki EX 500 (Ninja)

Its a very forgiving bike....reliable as a tank and fast enough to have fun but wont kill you if you make a mistake.
Because its 499.9ccs it will be super cheap to ensure (mine cost me 500$ for the year).
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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Best beginner bike EVER:
Kawasaki EX 500 (Ninja)

Its a very forgiving bike....reliable as a tank and fast enough to have fun but wont kill you if you make a mistake.
Because its 499.9ccs it will be super cheap to ensure (mine cost me 500$ for the year).
He'll only be happy with that for about 3mos. Once he's used to riding, it will seem to sluggish
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:26 AM   #6
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True....but thats the whole point of a beginner bike. too many guys go out and get crotch rockets only to end up in the hospital. There is nothing wrong with getting a fun yet forgiving bike, that still looks cool and getting some riding experience for one summer. Sell it in the spring for same price as you bought it and buy 600+ ccs for next year.
I'm all for quick learning, but motorcycling is one thing where noone really should jump the learning curve.
I started with 50cc scooter (I think I was the first person in TO to own and sup up a Yamaha scooter) ...upgraded that to 90 ccs... then 250cc... then EX 500 then Suzuki Bandit sold that in Jan when I finished uni. ... hehe now I work down in the caribbean and what do I buy? Another 50 cc scooter ! so much fun. But here you dont need anythin more....
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:33 AM   #7
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^^^^^ I totally agree with you! Sure a small bike may not have the 'wow' factor in terms of acceleration after a summer, but anybody can crack a throttle full open. Learning corners, learning bike dynamics isnt something you learn in a week, and suddenly hop on a hero bike the next day.

And truth be told (as Skimeister) mentioned - Small bikes are Fun! If you arent all big into Posing on your GXR7YZBigballs then even a 50cc scooter is a blast to ride. I've gone from my ninja250 to R6 and back again and I still have fun on the Ninja.

Start small - 250cc , or even a Ninja 500 as previously suggested. Plus you will save a small fortune in insurance.
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:38 AM   #8
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My first one was an 82 CB 450 T hawk..get something small and something that doesnt have fairings,everybody drops or lays down in a corner there first bike a couple times
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:49 AM   #9
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i bought a katana 750 and i really didnt want to go that big but the price i couldnt say no

20 years old got my bike licence last month im paying 1800/year with riders course
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Old 05-10-2005, 12:52 PM   #10
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Either the Katana or the SV650 is good for a beginner if you go with a superbike like a CBR600RR or ZX6, or something there not really a beginner bike but there fun for everything track - street. If hes considering a "superbike" persa, I would go witht he Honda CBR600 F4i, get bike for beginners, not sure how the insurence on that one is thou
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Old 05-10-2005, 02:39 PM   #11
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I'm starting with R1 or zx10r
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Old 05-10-2005, 02:50 PM   #12
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hes putting his camaro to the side to work on it and wants a bike to travel around town and to and from work. So no need for a track bike, but he wants a bike that has some good speed and is nice.
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Old 05-10-2005, 03:31 PM   #13
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wow that is a good price, if nothing is wrong with it take that.....i been riding for 5 years....so those are good bikes


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Suzuki Katana 750
Kawasaki ZX-6
Honda VFR???

I have a 96 ZX6-R I can sell him for $2800
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Old 05-10-2005, 03:33 PM   #14
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unless you've had some good experience riding those are real power house bikes man, a 750 is more than enough power to handle......and the 750's are bikes that you will respect more.....trust me.

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Old 05-10-2005, 03:35 PM   #15
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Rev's bike is a great bike to begin with
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