Originally posted by HairNutz
How good am I on the CR250? Well, I ride it every weekend and have only crashed it once when I first bought it (hehe). Wasnt quite used to the difference between the CR125 and the CR250 powerband over a jump and it flipped off a jump.
I do a ton of trail riding - over trees, through streams, up hills, rocks, etc. Im not real big on jumping, more of a trail rider. I have been on dirt since age 10 and Im now 23.
MSF Course - I have already called about it and its booked 'til June. I will be attending the class for sure though. A few friends I ride dirt w/have taken the class and highly reccomend it.
Car Insurance So HIGH!!;
2000 Ford Mustang GT 5 Speed Coupe
1 Speeding 15+ MPH Over Limit -
1 Speed Too Great For Conditions
My insurance payment is more than my 450.00 car payment.
I havent looked into anything other than the popular brands Suport Sports - ie GSXR, R6/R1, CBR and Ninjas. I will check out the VTR and see what it looks like.
Question about CBR954RR.. I am not planning on doing 100 MPH anytime soon, my insurance is high enough and a ticket will definately not help. Now, I hear all the guys say they will ride with a cool head and not do anything stupid, which is what I plan, but I KNOW after a few months or maybe even a few weeks I will be trying wheelies and such. I dot them all day on the CR, its just too fun not to. Now, will I be able to ride this thing around the neighborhood (country roads) and not have to worry about front tire popping up all the time in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc? Also, around turns, am I going to have to worry about the rear tire sliding out in a turn? Im sure you are aware of the powerband on a CR and I have no problems controlling it as far as turns are concerned and wheelies. It wont do a wheelie unless I want it to and then its very easy to make it come up. What Im trying to say is I feel I have great throttle control yet worry the CBR954 might get the best of me.
i think you may have misunderstood what i meant by asssessing your abilities on the cr250. if you think that you can ride the bike well, then you can probably ride a sportbike well. there is a transition from dirt to street, but it's not a hard one. the guys and gals at the msf course will help pick them out for you. and you can build on them.
there are things that you need to remember with a streetbike. one the front brake rules. back brake isn't that important. it's the little differences like that, adjusting to traffic and the motorcycle.
based on what you described as your cr250 riding habits, you'll probably really enjoy an f4i. it sounds like you're someone who likes fast bikes. but doesn't really do the 100% kinda thing.
in town and on backroads, the f4i will feel fast without wringing out it's neck. as your street riding improves, i'm sure you'll learn to like the way a 4-banger makes power.
does wv charge for the msf course? if they do and they are booked, sign up in pa as an alternate. it'll cost you a couple of hundred bucks, but they almost always take their alternates. you can also check to see if you can do a walk-in on a course in wv. if not, it's only a month. with dirtbike experience, shifting, starting, etc. won't be a problem. the msf course will be VERY important in breaking you of poor street habits you'll carry over.