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10-04-2005 12:11 AM
Mr Nice Guy I'm 6'2" and it fits me fine. Only way to know for sure is to sit on one though.
10-03-2005 08:34 PM
m3atwad hey, I am 6 feet 4 inches, do you guys think i would fit on this bike?? I dont' want to look like the bike is too small. I only weight 192 so i am not overweight.
10-03-2005 05:05 PM
Mr Nice Guy My buddy has one for his first bike and has done great on it. They do have a lot of acceleration for someone who's not used to bikes but if you take it easy it'll be a good beginer bike you won't get tired of soon. Also being half faired if you do drop it it won't cost as much to fix. I'd say go for it!
10-02-2005 03:27 PM
m3atwad do you guys think a sv650s is too dangerous for a newbie to start on? I really don't know myself because this will be my first bike and I was thinking in the beginning of getting a gs500f used, but some people said just to go with the sv650s cause it is pretty cheap and a really good bike.
10-02-2005 01:52 PM
Smitty Should I be so out of line to also suggest that you take the FIM Course.

Also to point out that a m/c is NOT like a car in that you can be riding it numerous yrs later on. Check with others & you will find many switch bikes within a year or two.

So why not the 500cc vertical twins by Suzuki & Kawasaki which are ideal bikes for beginners.

Sportbikes are really for experienced riders as they are with peaky engines, dramatic stopping power, & are not forgiving bikes to try & learn on.
10-02-2005 01:05 PM
mac020 Don't forget about insurance, parts, and tires! Buy something cheaper (the 600 is good) , Graduate, get a good job, and then buy the R1 when you can comfortably afford it.
10-02-2005 11:22 AM
m3atwad I have been looking at the sv650s and i actually really like it. The fact that it has so many aftermarket parts is really nice too. I think i will probly try to get my hands on one of them in the future, especially if i can get one for 3k. Thanks a lot for the reply!!!
10-01-2005 07:21 PM
Wockman check out

they are in Marietta GA, which isn't too far from Huntsville. At least you can sit on some bikes and get a feel for what you want...
10-01-2005 06:51 AM
Originally posted by m3atwad
I guess my biggest problem is that i wan to get something that i am happy with not only when i buy it, but the next year and the next. I was originally thinking of a gs500f, but i can't find them very easily so i just figured it would be easier to get a 600cc bike, but some of those are too expensive so i am trying to find a bike to fit a newbie like me so i won't get hurt but also will be fun.
If you're shopping on Ebay, I'd think you'd be able to find GS500' should also seriously consider the Suzuki SV650, and even look for the SV650S(which has fairings). It "looks the part," is plenty powerful enough where you won't get bored, reliable, and a great handling bike. It's very popular on race tracks, if that tells you anything. Better move over a CBR for a first bike.
09-30-2005 07:58 PM
04cbr600f4i I recently bought a 04' CBR600f4i from my dealer for $6800 out the door. But it came with a full yoshi exhaust,fender eliminator kit,new brake lights, frame sliders, and 2400 miles. I wouldn't count on finding a f4i for 4k, but you never know.
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