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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-26-2003, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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What bike should i get for my first bike?

I like the suzuki gsxr 600 yamaha yzf 600 the kawasaki xr 600
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What ever you get, best get a used bike, in case you dump it. That way you wont be as pissed.

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i was going to get a 2000 or 2001 2002 where can i find write ups on these bikes?
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I would either get a suziki GSXR, Yamaha R6 or kawasaki ZX-6R.
My favorate would be the R6 but thats just my opinion
maybe a 99-01 years

just try doing a search for the bikes your interested.

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you should get a bike thats good to learn on. sorry but i am just tryin to get 10 posts

you cant catch me boyyy
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The first bike topic has been covered quite a bit- but I stand by what I rode as a first bike- a Suzuki Katana 600. Mine was a 1993. I know it's not sporty or cool, but it didn't kill me. I dropped it a few times, and since it was beat up in the first place, it never mattered. I did get it for the measly sum of $1600, so that is what influenced my decision....I guess if someone were absolutely deadset on getting a true sportbike vs. a kind of sportbike for a first motorcycle, I would point them towards a CBR600F3 or a YZF600R. They are sporty as hell, and stell fast as hell, but I think they will treat a new rider better than a brand new offering. As always, it's just my

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Re: What bike should i get for my first bike?

I suggest a Buell Blast. The reason being, this is a very fogiving bike. It was made to be abused. It also has a Harley engine ( this translates into untapped power, ie., a 600 kit and a new 750 kit, plus many extras made for harley engines). I refer to this bike as my fat girl, it's fun to ride till your friends catch you on it.
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Go with the YZF600R. It's a great bike, fast and fun to ride. I have one and I love it. Best bike for the money for a newbie.
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In my opinion I think that as long as you have common sense you can start off on any bike you want, not counting the money issue. My suggestion is to go sit on all of the different bikes that you think look good and then ask yourself, is this the riding position that I want, can I put both of my feet flat on the ground with the bike stood up, am I strong enough to not drop this 500 + pound Hyabusa at the stop light? Once you find the bike that is for you go ride it! But don't be an idiot and go out and see how fast it can go the first day you have it. almost every sport bike I've ever ridden has about the same amount of acceleration from 1000-6000rpm's so there you go. Get that GSXR 1000 but learn how to ride before you go dipping into the power band! Everyone knows what thier limit is, and I don't see why an ex250 is a good starter bike when you'll want a bike with a real suspension and a real motor and real brakes and tires in less than 6months. This seems to me like a big waste of money. So once again this is my opinion, and it is get the bike you want now, not some rinky dink toy, take a slow learning curve and be safe. If you feel like you still should get an 250-500cc bike go take the MSF beginner course they give you a 250 to learn on and you will out grow it by the end of the 3 day class. not to knock small bikes I have an ex500 but does it compare to a proper sport bike in the twisties NO! But is it a hell of a lot more comfortable compared to my GSXR, and fun to ride around town? You Bet!
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Re: Re: What bike should i get for my first bike?

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I refer to this bike as my fat girl, it's fun to ride till your friends catch you on it.
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