I am 15 (will be 16 soon), 5'8", 165 lbs., and on a budget. Because they feel that motorcycling is just another way to get killed, my parents and other relatives are not likely to help me out with money too much. I'm looking for a used bike around $2000 (maybe a little less). Yes, I know, it does sound cheap - but I don't exactly have cash flowing out of my pockets.
Anyway, I have narrowed my choices down to five bikes (I have posted the name of each of the bikes, as well as something I know about it):
Kawasaki 600R - supposedly a pretty maneuverable, all-around street bike.
Honda CBR600F (Hurricane) - good all-around, especially on the street.
Suzuki Katana - heavy but stable.
Yamaha FZR 600 - lightest and best handling of the 600's; also seems to be the most expensive; by the way, can anyone tell me when this bike went into production, because most of the ones I've found are from the early 90's ('92 - '94) and are a liitle to expensive for me.
Kawasaki EX500 - less power than the others, lighter than the others, smaller than the others, its gotten good reviews.
The point of this post is to get votes from some of the more experienced riders who visit this forum. Using these votes, I wil eventually narrow down my choices to two, or maybe even just one, bike.
Thanks for your input. It was well needed.
Hayabusa ~ 0-60 in under 3 sec / top speed - approaching 200mph
F-22 Raptor ~ 0-60 in under 2 sec / top speed - Mach 2.0+
I'll take the bike.