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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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I know there is a post on this subject but i have different requirements than the other guy... Im about to turn 16 too, but i am 6'3 and 250 pounds.. but i have short legs around 30 inches.. Im use to throwing around quads.. Now im lookign for a bike... i need one for a daily driver.. alot of aroun town riding, and highway... it has to be comfortable because i plan on riding long distances... I had a cbr600 f4, gsxr600, and maybe a gsxr750 in mind... please give input.. thank you in advance

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 06:18 PM
 
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if you are going more for comfort rather than blow your mind performance i would say the f4 not that it isnt a fast bike or whatever but it is more comfortable than the gsxr's in my opinion

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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what about the kewis??? but i dont like the green

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 07:51 PM
 
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take a look at the ZRX 1100 or ZR-7 by Kawasaki. These are more for the street and have the abilities of a sportbike. At 250 lbs you might want to pass on the 600's.
check them out here: http://kawasaki.com/motorcycles/naked/index.html

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 08:05 PM
 
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At 250lbs., I agree on the point made about looking for something above 600cc's. 750 would be a little better, but I'd suggest a 900, the Kawi ZX-9R in particular. It was voted most comfortable 900 by just about every motorcycle mag I can think of. 929's are pretty nice, too. Whatever you get, just remember to respect your limits and take it slow.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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would the zx7r be too small?? i dont want to over do it... i know ill have to take it slowly but by nature im aggressive..

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2000, 02:02 AM
 
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Stay away from the 600s. They do have plenty of HP but for the riding you're talking about I think you would be happier on a 750. Look at the VFR800.

You realize that insurance for a 16 year old is going to be tough to get on these bikes right?

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2000, 05:52 AM
 
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I've gotta second the motion for a VFR800-great all-around bike that might fit you better than a 600.

Beaumont...holy sh!t...they have motorcycles in Beaumont---or are you just trying to be a trend setter? Sorry, I grew up in Jasper (lived there for about 6 yrs.--6 long yrs. as a kid)and all you saw were trucks and ATV's. Man, I don't miss that place at all. But of course Beaumont is a much bigger more happening place right

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2000, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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insurance is going to suck bad enough with a 01 formula so a bike isnt goning to dent it much... hell im paying for it anyways. so might as well.. there is a huge bike rush around here, every one and their brother bought one... thanks for the replies

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when i was 19 i wanted a new gsxr750. the insurance was going to be 3600/yr. insurance on a two year old z28 was going to be 2200 or so. i'd look at something small and used. a 250 ninja call pull around a pretty big guy. hell my buddy was a offensive linemen in college (about 6'1, 250lbs) and he rode a rebel 250. it's all in how big your ego is. but no one wants to hear that...so maybe the zx9r?

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