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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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new guy from illinois

Hey everybody,

Well my name is james. I ride an 82 honda cm250c. Ive put about 25,000 miles on it in 2 1/2 years and have loved every minute of it. I am looking to move up to a sportbike but just need your guys opinion on it before i run out and buy a 10,000 dollar machine. I dont want anything bigger than a 600, and have test rode all of the big fours bikes and found the gixxer the most comfortable of them all. I've rode my brothers r6 for about 400 miles and im pretty sure im ready to move up. Don't get me wrong im not a squid by any means i wear full riding gear and dont screw around that much. I just need your guys opinion if a sportbike (especially a 600) is too much power cause ive never ridden an inline four, let alone a modern one. Sorry for that ramblin' post lol
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 07:27 AM
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I work at a shop and sell bikes. I get this question all the time. "What bike/size is right for me?"

I've sent new riders home on 1000cc bikes. I've also sent new riders home on 250cc ninjas. And both I trusted on the road. I've sent squids out on 600s and turned to my boss with our favorite quote. "Why don't we just shoot him in the parking lot and save the bike".

The bike isn't the unstable part of the equation, it's the rider. That being said, lets consider what sort of bike suits you.

For instance: I will probably never have a liter bike as my street toy because I don't care for it's character. I've riden them and they just don't suit me.

So, what are your expectations of your new bike?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 07:52 AM
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With 25,000 miles under your belt, even if it is on a 250, you should be ready to buy whatever you want. The 600 class would be a great choice. Since you've already checked them out, get yourself that GSXR!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the replies guys. Yea im gonna ride the rest of the season on the trusty old honda and wait till winter and pick up that gixxer. (when i have more money and they are hopefully cheaper). But i didnt want to toot my own horn and say "well ive ridden 25,000 miles on a bike i can do anything" just wanted your guys opinions. This seems like a pretty cool forum, I think im gonna stick around for awhile.
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