Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Well Sef, what all of us veterans want to say, but 80%+ of the newbie riders don't want to hear, is that even a "little" 600cc supersport bike (like the GSXR 600, R6, ZX-6R, and CBR 600RR) are even too much for a new rider. The reasons for this have been explained an endless number of times on this forum and you'll find many of them contained within the new rider stickies here. Unfortunately, as Snake alluded to, many new riders already have in mind what they want and have done a thorough job of convincing themselves what they are capable of handling. Hence, the sage advice dispensed by the experienced riders here often goes unheeded. As a result, many of us, myself included, are a bit jaded when we see the "What's a good bike for a newbie" question.
Some rookie suitable rides you might want to consider are:
Kawasaki Ninja 500R
Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Welcome and good luck!
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