Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
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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