Riding a Vino 125 for past year, is a 600cc too much power?

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Riding a Vino 125 for past year, is a 600cc too much power?

#1 Unread post by mywytefeet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:35 pm

I have been riding a Yamaha Vino 125 scooter for over a year. I am 6' 3" and 200 lbs. I am in the mood to upgrade and was wondering if going to a 600cc sportbike is too much of a jump? I have also ridden a Yamaha TW200 for about 6 months so far. I wouldn't consider myself a newbie when it comes to HOW to ride etc. But I am new to the weight different in the 600ccs and obviously power and breaks. What do you think? Am I still too much of a newb or should I be okay taking it slow? BTW, I have read the awesome article about starting out on a 600cc and completely agree but I am guessing that is geared towards people who have never ridden before. I've ridden, just not with so much power.


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#2 Unread post by siralienj » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:45 pm

600cc cruiser or 600cc sport bike?

Forgetting the weight of either compared to the Vino, the sport bike will feel like you just strapped a rocket to your @ss compared to that Vino. The cruiser will be a lot more forgiving if you drop the clutch or roll on the throttle a bit too much - even in a lower gear.

Also, read the last sticky post at the top of this page.
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#3 Unread post by mywytefeet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:52 pm

I was referring to a 600cc sportbike. having also been riding a TW200 for the past 6 months, does that make me any more prepared for a 600 sportbike? I was also thinking of getting a nice standard bike too like the Honda Spirit. Also, how about a V-twin compared to an inline 4? would that be a smarter choice or still a disaster? Guess I got a lot to think about.

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#4 Unread post by mywytefeet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:59 pm

**I meant shadow or rebel.

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#5 Unread post by siralienj » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:04 pm

A 600cc sportbike will have close to 5 times the hp of that TW200. Why not look at the Kawasaki and Suzuki 500cc bikes?
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#6 Unread post by mywytefeet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:18 pm

i think I'll just play it extra safe and stick to the ninja 250r. Looks awesome too! It'll probably be cramped but I'd rather be slightly uncomfortable and alive than otherwise.

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#7 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:01 pm

The ninja 250 feels about the same to me compared to the tw. I even get to compare them every weekend :wink:

However, check out the ninja 500 or the sv650 or ninja 650r. All would be fine choices for someone who's moving up from a scooter/tw
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#8 Unread post by SBK15 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:37 pm

Heck, if you liked the TW200 get a big Dual sport.. Suzuki DR650, Kawasaki KLR650, Honda XR650. Even the Yamaha WR250R-Fuel injected 30HP
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