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Unread postPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:49 pm 
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Most people seem to have something against the supersport category as a beginer bike, and I can see where you're coming from. How about something along the lines of a Kawasaki 650R or a Yamaha FZ6? Those seem to have a 600cc engine with plenty of power but also have a stance that is more rider friendly and weigh a little more so they wont be as razor sharp on the take off.


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Plenty of power for what?

Rider position doesn't matter. There are beginner-friendly bikes ranging from cruiser to full sport bike... what matters is the time between "beginner mistake" and "somebody call an ambulance!"

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i weigh 240ish and had to ride "the small bike" the other night (ninja 250). i normally ride a 750 shadow and let me tell you, i felt like i had plenty of power with the 250. i had it up to 100Kph easily and had more room to go if i needed to.

if a "small" bike like that ninja can haul me around at speed, it should be fine for pretty much anyone...especially to learn on.

P.S. bought the ninja for a good price and have 3 people who want to buy it from me next spring...for the same price i paid so i will lose ZERO money on this bike when it is time for the fiance to trade up

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http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/viewtopic.php?t=583 <---- Read that Please.

If you have any questions that are not already answered in that post, then please feel free to ask!

If you don't read that entire post, and ask something that's already answered in there, I'm going to BAN YOU FOR LIFE!

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Thanks TechBMW! That was a great thread. I really apreciate all the help. I did alot of research and found that it's probably a good idea for me to go with something along the lines of a Ninja 250R. I called up a local MSF course place and heard that they teach on 250s which probably means something. Well thanks again for all the help and good riding to all of you! :D


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Wow! I'm very impressed that you learned that quickly! That shows true responsibility, knowing when to start small, and putting off want you really want, to be safe. Good luck, those ninja 250s are supposed to be really good bikes, just as HandsomeRyan.


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good call.

the 250 is plenty of bike even for a lard-butt like me, so it's an awesome learner.

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TechBMW wrote:
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/viewtopic.php?t=583 <---- Read that Please.


I've been looking for that post forever! I wonder why I never thought to look in that section. Honestly, I think it should be moved from the Safety and Security section and put in the New Riders section, as this is where most new guys come.

Great info on there, I have some people I need to share it with.

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TechBMW wrote:
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/viewtopic.php?t=583 <---- Read that Please.


I've been looking for that post forever! I wonder why I never thought to look in that section. Honestly, I think it should be moved from the Safety and Security section and put in the New Riders section


Ditto! I spent a lot of time yesterday looking for that, didn't think of the Safety section. Can it please be moved to New Riders?

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OK !

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