few newbie questions - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1
few newbie questions

hey all! im looking at getting a sport bike pretty soon and i just had a few questions. i have had dirtbikes for awhile and know how to ride street pretty well. i am looking for a bike thatlooks good, and that can get goin fairly fast but not so much i am going to get into alot of trouble fast. i am 5'5" and about 140. do any of you know of a good bike for me to start on? i looked at the cbr600f4i and i kinda like it. is this a good bike? any others that are fairly similar? also, when i get a bike i plan on getting a full set of leathers and gear, any brands to kinda lean toward or stear clear of? i really have wanted a bike for awhile and am excited that i may soon be entering the sport. hope to hear from you all soon!

Last edited by haulin_a$$; 08-26-2005 at 09:46 PM.
haulin_a$$ is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,173
This is the most covered question on the site.
There's a sticky in the new riders or new members section, check it out.

Stay away from liters. Dirt bike experience is helpful, but far from all you need.

Noone wants to spoil your fun or to see you hurt. Start slow on a used bike, build your skills, then get weird.

I'm telling you from experience here. Don't get a new bike. You will drop it, even if at a low speed. Learn in gradual increments.

P.S. Any dealers you may talk to are not looking out for your best interest. They want money, you have it.
Don't listen to a dealer when it comes to a good bike for a beginner. People on this site have much better advice than you'll ever get from a guy who makes commision and/or flat out doesn't give a sh*t.

Last edited by sidewaysducati; 08-26-2005 at 10:03 PM.
sidewaysducati is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome