Originally posted by mattohio77
Thats the kind of answer I want. I dont want to kill myself because I listened to poor advice. Do you or anyone think I am making a mistake if I go for as much power as a GSX R-600? I am not necessarily closed minded to honda's f4i's, rr, and yamaha r6 either... I read alot about people starting with the sv650... Personally, I dont like how it looks with or without added plastic. If a 600 is doable, I would like to start there. Once I have a couple years experience on a smaller bike, should I slowly move up to a 1300, or jump right into it?
What is considered decent milage for a bike... what's high milage? I am not sure what to look out for. I was trying to stay within 10,000 miles.
I think you'd be making a mistake getting a 600...
Look, I realize that some of the smaller bikes don't have "the look" like the modern sportbikes, but this isn't a popularity, or beauty contest..the idea is to get something that YOU can Learn on, and have some fun, while devloping your riding skillz.
Even if your main intention is to drag race...you still need to learn many other things besides going in a straight line..and by getting something smaller than a 600 will allow You to learn much quicker, and safer.
So, all I can suggest is, to put your design tastes aside, and get the smaller bike...even if it means riding a EX 500 for a year...the benifits far outweigh trying to lean on the bigger bikes. In the end, I garontee, you'll be glad ya did..