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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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First of all, I want to thank all of you for your contribution to this forum-Iíve been lurking here for a few months, and the information Iíve learned so far has been very helpful. Now to my issueÖ

I am planning on taking the MSF course to not only get my license, but to also gain invaluable training. I then plan on buying either a Ninja 250, or CBR 250 to start my motorcycling hobby! From there, I hope to work on my skills over the course of a year or two, and once I start to get more comfortable, Iíll probably look at getting a 600 sport bike. Here is my question-is it reasonable to plan on doing this, and also once I got my 600, is it reasonable to think about taking my 250 to the track, and learn how to race starting with a 250? I figured that in a few years, Iíll go to the track schools for novices, and take some training specifically for the track on my 250. Maybe even set up my 250 for track only? My entire point is to start learn how to ride on the smaller bike, and then learn how to race on the smaller bike, building up from both scenarios. Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:34 AM
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Everything you said is completely reasonable and exactly what you should be doing!

CBR is a much lighter motorcycle (about 75lbs) but the Ninja has more horse power. If you're around 150lbs maybe lean towards the CBR if your above 175lbs maybe think about the Ninja.

Really go with whichever feels the best, but there's my $.02
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 07:29 AM
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Use the 250 on the street for a season, then get onto the track. You'll want some familiarity before going to the track. Besides, the gear cost for riding on the track is higher because of the requirements, unless you planned for that in advance (recommended).

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