Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newton, NJ USA 07860
Getting my first bike, advice?
Hey there, I'm going to be buying my first bike here soon, been looking at used bikes for sale for weeks now. Not sure yet exactly which model it's gonna be, but I'm definitely getting a sportbike.
However, sportbikes seem ridiculously uncomfortable with the way you lean over them, or atleast that's what everyone tells me. I'm going tomorrow to a dealership where I can sit on a variety of bikes, but that isn't going to tell me what I want to know.
I plan on using this bike to commute to work in good weather and to zip around town on the weekends. My commute to work though, is an hour each way. Would a sportbike like a gixxer or zx-r 600 have my back screaming after an hour of riding, or are they a bit more comfortable than people make them out to be? I know they aren't as comfy as cruisers, but they can't exactly be torture devices right?
Also, I've been looking to buy a 600cc bike for my first, no way I'm wasting money on a 250 that I'll get bored with after a month. And yes, I know to respect their power, especially after my dad advised me to take out a life insurance policy after I buy a bike. (He's been riding for many years.)
However, I found a 1994 YZF750 for $2,400 obo with 20k miles, and I've heard they're a bit rare and therefore unique. It's a bit more cc than I had planned on getting, but I can grow into it. I've heard they're great bikes and all, but this one has a custom paintjob and the seller is looking for cash only. Would either of those two details by themselves raise any red flags to you guys? I've yet to go look at it but it seems to be in immaculate condition.
Thanks in advance for any replies.