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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey yall! Okay well I am a newbie here and a newbie at riding...I just recently thought that I would get into it but do not have a bike. What bikes do you guys receommend for starting out? Any help would be wonderful
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 09:54 AM
 
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Welcome to SBW!

There are numerious threads on the new bike issue, and most agree that its best to start on a used bike, in the non race-rep category. Check out the SV650, Ex250/500, ER650, honda 599.



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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 11:35 AM
 
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Check out the ATTN: threads at the top of the New Riders section.


Welcome to SBW...



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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 04:38 PM
 
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Depends alot on what fits you. My ex started on a Ninja 250. She was into the sport performance end of things,but wanted a bike of size /weight she could manage. Starting on a sport bike I guess is a bit agressive, but doable if ya respect its power and ride within your ability. Good luck....J
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 04:48 PM
 
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You have to love how all the guys jumped right onto a new rider in the women riders sub-forum But hey, so did I. Anyways welcome to SBW. Check out the other posts on new bikes, its a VERY common question. Vash pretty well sumed it up though. Get something old, that you wont worry about when you drop it because chances are you will, even if its just a garage drop. It hurts alot less

Good luck,
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-27-2006, 05:01 PM
 
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That's because all the guys here thought the same thought at once.... "Fresh meat!"
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-27-2006, 06:22 PM
 
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Welcome !!

As the others have said ....the Ninja 250 and EX 500 are great to start off with .
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 07:20 PM
 
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what do you guys think of the GS500E? My bf thinks this is what I should look for for my first bike.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 09:03 PM
 
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Not a bad bike to start with.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 11:57 PM
 
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GS500e is boxy looking I think. Don't rule out a ninja250 or 500, the sv650, and actaully come to think of it, there is the ninja650r now.
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