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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2001, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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New Montana rider...

Hi all!! I've been living in this forum (site) for a few months now. Tons of useful info for new riders. This is my first post, as i've been trying to educate myself as much as possible first!! Anyways, I have my MSF course scheduled for the 25th and 26th of Aug and can not wait!!. Still shopping for my bike. Hope to decide by then. Will be riding in Montana for awhile. Hope there are others!!.... Hope to make some friends in here also! peace for now!!

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Welcome to SBW!

Be sure you get something that is within your riding ability limits.

How about an SV-650 or EX-500R
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Thanks for the welcomes!! I have a question. What's the difference between a bike like the ninja zx-6r and an sv650?

The ninja is a 600cc bike and the sv650 is 645cc?? What makes the SV a better beginner?? Truthfully, I'm most likely going to get the bad rap here by going with a sportbike. Most likely the Ninja. But I am still extremely open to criticism of any kind. I like to think i'm cool like that. I have a small group of riders I associate with and the sport bikes I've ridden demand respect but are managable with a good mindset. I've been reading alot around here and that thought is HUGELY criticised. My experience isn't extensive but here in Montana where there is NOTHING but open road, I've been practicing with little intrerference, and with the MSF rider course I think I'll be ready to learn. Anyways, hope to hear more from everyone. Once again thanks for the welcome!!
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The SV650 is down on horsepower as compared to the ZX-6. A twin needs about 750cc to be able to put out the HP of a 600cc four cylinder.

The SV is a good beginners bike for several reasons. It is lighter, lower HP, easier to ride, less bodywork to tear up when dropped, less expensive to buy and less expensive to insure.

Keep in mind that the SV is a good bike even for experienced riders. Even with less HP they are one of the fastest bikes available when you get into the tight twisty roads. There is a bunch of aftermarket performance products available for them now. They are a blast to ride.
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Thanks.....a great explanation!!!...makes me rethink a few theories
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2001, 07:51 PM
 
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Hiya!!
Welcome to the forum!!
Glad you are getting a bike.Others to consider:Katana600,Ninja 500R,Bandit600,FZR600. I am sure others have some more bikes to add to the list.
Ride safe!!!

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