alright, I had my mind set on a ninja 250, I didnt like the look, but I thought I could deal with it. So I went to the motorcyle dealership today to sit on all the bikes.. From 1000cc(for fun) to 600s and the ninja 500.
As I only have one arm that extends fully right now I didnt get too good of a feel for comfort. I know people say sportbikes arent made to be suit for comfort, But when I say that..I mean they just didnt fit me well enough.
The ninja 500 was definently the best feel for me when I sat on it. Same with the R6. I was suprised to be honest,
I for sure was getting a used ex500 when I left the shop. When I talked to my friends, They told me not to get a ninja..get the zx-6r instead because the ninjas looked ugly(which I sort of agree with, no offense to ninja riders. a bike is a bike)
Now taking into the fact ive rode many different dirtbikes for the past year..Trail, track etc. Including my friends DR-Z400. I feel pretty comfortable riding, shifting etc. Its only a year of experience, But I know some and am likely not to make beginner mistakes. Such as panicing and grabbing front break in all the way etc, Which ive seen done many times.
My main question comes down to this, Keep in mind budget isnt an issue. But ide rather NOT spend an extra few thousand on a used 600.
1: Go with a used ninja 500 if I can find one for sale at nice price.
2: Buy a new 05 ninja 500 for say 5k out the door including all reg/service,(Ide cry when I dropped the bike, Which I know i most likely will sooner or later, Because the new shiny ones are just so sexy )
3:Get a used r6 for around 5-6k if im lucky?
Note: I will most likely not be buying the bike until i get my casts off. Then im going to sit on the bikes again, But im pretty sure my opinion will be the same in terms of best fit. Unfortunatly the guy helping me look at bikes didnt take me seriously im pretty sure. Maybe because i had a cast on lol. anyway sorry for the long and boring post, ive got alot of time atm =/