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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2006, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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98 Bandit, good choice?

Just bought a 1998 Bandit 600 as my first bike. It seems to have decent power and handles okay. Do you think this was a good decision as a first bike?
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Just bought a 1998 Bandit 600 as my first bike. It seems to have decent power and handles okay. Do you think this was a good decision as a first bike?
My a smart choice.
Learn to ride on the smaller bike and when you move up to the bigger bikes you mite just be a better rider.

Example, Valentino Rossi
125
250
500
Moto GP

SO DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?
WELL DO YOU?
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Agree it is a decent bike to start off with in 600cc.

Though katanajohn you must start Rossi bikes off with POCKETBIKES for he was the European Champion before he progressed to the 125cc AND you must remember his bikes for competiton were exactly that FOR he does not ride a m/c around town as most of us do. Many road racers do not ride around town or on the hwy as they feel it is TO DANGEROUS. So in fact when riding around town or on the hwys we are doing something most of the top roadracers would not chance their lives to.

Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.

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Just using Rossi as an example of motorcycle progression.
And your right, he doesn't ride on the street. Or so he said on a show I have tucked away.

A lot of new riders run out and buy the liter bikes because they think they can handle it. Or there friend has one.

A story from Vancouver a few years ago.
These two guys walk into a showroom. One guy has a new liter bike parked outside, his friend wants one like it but in a diferent color, oh and he just got his leaners.
The sales man sells him a new bike, helmet, boots, gloves, riding suite.

Now the bikes are outside the new rider all decked out in color coordinated bike and leathers.

So they fire up the bikes and take off up the street at a high rate of speed.

Two blocks later it all comes to a sudden stop when the new guy on his new bike fails to stop and for a red light,and crashes into a car.

The rider is ok the bike is not. So what does he do?
Him and his buddy push the broken bike back to the dealer and buy another one.

Made the salesmans day.

Some guys just have 2 much money...

SO DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?
WELL DO YOU?
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