What first model, please advise

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What first model, please advise

#1 Unread post by futurac » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:30 am

Dear, first post, question.
i am 50y.o, and never drove a bike, got interest to start driving motorbike. the idea is more for weekend tours, for me and my lady.

we have special driving school which i went and did full day of formation training, at the end we could drive some hours.
i was advised to get some lessons and i took with moto specialist, i rented bmw750gs for weekeend, and we did 2x2h of full training. ended in motorway at 120kmh drive.

in some days i have another full day of training, next step after the first one.
biggest question is - what bike to get next.
I am very careful, kind of scared, but i guess its related to experience.
maneuvers are slowly coming, but it takes time, turns, 8, etc..

i liked the 750gs, also very interested in yamaha tracer 900
i am between some opinion groups.
1- some friends, who are experienced saying to go for big one, since in some months i will get used to it.
2- other friends says to go for small bike 300cc+- and get used to it.

please share your idea and advise
thanks in advance
Alex@ Belgium

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Re: What first model, please advise

#2 Unread post by rayan008 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:34 pm

Standard/naked bikes
Sport bikes
Cruiser
Scooter
Sport Touring Machine
Dirt bikes
Adventure bikes
Dual sport
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Re: What first model, please advise

#3 Unread post by CorwinRT » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:18 pm

Sounds like you'll easily outgrow 300cc bikes.750GS and Yamaha Tracer are good bikes, it's just a matter of how comfortable a bike to you.

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Re: What first model, please advise

#4 Unread post by dwightlongmire » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:59 pm

You should try first with some easy one in order to avoid any unwanted situation! There is a chance to get an accident with 300cc or more! I will never be late in my office as I use Yamaha for transportation for my office.

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Re: What first model, please advise

#5 Unread post by Estrella » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:10 am

rayan008 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Standard/naked bikes
Sport bikes
Cruiser
Scooter
Sport Touring Machine
Dirt bikes
Adventure bikes
Dual sport
This post is really amazing. Thanks for the sharing.

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Re: What first model, please advise

#6 Unread post by topazann » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:03 am

33-34 inch seat height on an almost 500 pound bike is not built for a beginner. I wouldn't recommend yamaha tracer 900 as your first one though. They are great, but the highly sensitive throttle combined with high horsepower could be disastrous for a new rider.

For something more suitable in the same style of bike, try the CB500x, VStrom 650 or Versys 650
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Re: What first model, please advise

#7 Unread post by pchast » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:46 pm

Thats good advise Anna though this man has had a year to use his.........
Alex what did you end up with? Your choices and changes will help another
new rider with their decisions.

Thanks
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