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View Poll Results: which of these bikes for a newb?
Honda CBR600f4i or any cbr fseries 9 33.33%
Kawasaki 250 4 14.81%
Buell Blast 2 7.41%
Aprilia rs250 1 3.70%
Suzuki gs500f 11 40.74%
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-12-2004, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which bike to get:reloaded

I am 17 years old and I have no riding experience. I have been doing immense research on what to get for my first bike and i just cant decide so Ill rest my final descision on this poll. I am 5'11 and 145lbs. I want a bike for recreational purposes and worthy of a short commute. I am also a teenager and ego is greatly involved in everything i do so the bike has to look good so i wont be too embarresed to be even take it out of the garage. It also cant be so slow that im too embarrased to be seen riding it, or too fast to kill me. Ive also realized while driving cars that im a speed addict and ill need a quick fix of throttle every now and then, but Im pretty careful not to overdose.
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and i forgot to add that my budget is slim. by the time im ready to ride in a month or 2 ill have about 3 to 4 grand to spend on the bike which i plan to buy used.
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did you seriously read the threads? how about the one that says "what bike to buy"?
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-13-2004, 03:01 AM
 
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"immense research" on THIS site will reveal the top few most recommended bikes are: Kawi 250 and 500, the Suzuki GS500 and SV650. My preference...the SV650 (used, of course)
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yea i read that thread, its what gave me the idea hence the same subject name:reloaded. I know im being a poser so keep flaming me all u want z fanatic
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Honda hands down.
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yea i read that thread, its what gave me the idea hence the same subject name:reloaded. I know im being a poser so keep flaming me all u want z fanatic
how was I flaming you?

if you already knew what bikes to look for, then what's the point of posting the same topic? the next logical step would be for you to go and see those bikes for yourself, sit on it, test it, find out which appeals to you, etc. all those bikes are good bikes regardless.
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At 17 with no experience I would say don't even look at the 600's, unless it's an old one (10 or so years?).

I would also advise against the Blast, but that is just my opinion. I think Harley lets you take test rides so what I would do in your shoes is sign up for and take the MSF to get some experience, go get your license, and then possibly test ride a Blast to see how you feel about it. Same with the other bikes if possible.

I could be wrong, but isn't the RS250 a two stroke, and not street legal? I could be wrong, but worth looking in to.

From your list I'd add the Kawasaki Ninja 500 as a possible option too.

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The Suzy GS500 & not the '04 NEW model with the fairing. To much plastic to break when learning or servicing PLUS the fact it will be at the highest & besides your budget is very low for protective riding gear & definately a 'used' bike.

If not good enouigh then save up more money for '05 like so many others have done & are doing.
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-13-2004, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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zfanatic, i consider ur sarcasm to be flaming to certain degree and the reason i posted this was because as u sed theyre all good bikes like u sed so thats y i made the poll because there all good so thats y im havin difficulty choosin

spicrsh ur right about the rs250 being a two stroke street illegal track bike but i think its the nicest lookin bike in any class and it is probly the hardest to find used out of all the ones i listed.
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