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some beginners jump to cbrs and r1's not because of the horsepower but because of how good they look. for example when you tell them to get a ninja 250 they don't, because its not a very attractive bike.
so from sv650s heres beginner bikes that still look cool:

2003 suzuki sv650S- i said 2003 becos it's when the fairing started to look sharper and more good looking and its a beginner bike that guys on litre bikes would respect, put a pair of lower fairings on it and it'll be lookin hot!
http://www.localrevs.co.uk/images/Uploaded_photo/SV650S.JPG

hyosung comet gt650r- a new competitor for the sv650s out of japan, it comes in the gt650s(half faired), gt650r(fully faired) and the gt650rl(gt650r with a horsepower restricted engine). it's also a bike that will demand respect on the road and the track. cheaper the sv but harder to find aftermarket parts for.
http://www.hyonet.com/tuotteet/gt650/gt650r-1.jpg

aprilia rs250-best looking out of all beginner bikes but more expensive, great for small statured people. but is built for the track so you need a street kit for it (turn signals and stuff). great in the twisties.
http://www.geocities.jp/aoyama_takeshi/photo/bike/rs250.jpg

cbr f3- 90's sportbike so is cheap is not as fast as the current cbr. but still take it easy because theit is still a sportbike!
http://motorcycles.about.com/library/fotos/f0031.jpg

yamaha fz6- r6 engine in a lightweight package, good for tall people, underseat exhaust. good for a beginner who knows their limits on the throttle.
http://alnaute.free.fr/Image/Yamaha/fazer fz6.gif

kawasaki ninja 650r- also new competition for the sv650s. very different from the 250 and 500. very attractive bike.
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/083105top_650.jpg

PS IF YOU SEE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS DON'T RANT ABOUT IT, JUST TELL ME THE PROBLEM SO THAT I CAN FIX IT.
 

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"and its a beginner bike that guys on litre bikes would respect, put a pair of lower fairings on it and it'll be lookin hot!"

Who are you trying to impress and what makes those guys better anyways?? I don't demand respect from any other riders out there, I do my own thing. The guys I look up to are the ones that have well worn, dirty ass bikes with high mileage and killer ride stories. Those who don't give a f**k about what you think of their bike, now those are the coolest people.

If I had the choice between those bikes, I'd grab the fz6 because it's so God damn comfortable. Good luck either way, whatever you choose :thumb:
 

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my bad i should have said it demands respect from the hardcore experienced riders out there.
 

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For what it's worth, I test rode one of those Hyosung GT bikes and it had the worst brakes I've ever used or heard about.

Whether it's a common problem or whether the bike I rode had some sort of problem, the brakes were dangerously bad. Both front and rear seemed non-existant after the first couple of seconds of braking.

Plus, it's just a few hundred less than a name-brand SV650. Much more reliable, much easier to get parts for. Just my :2cents: .
 

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i dont know if id call that 1200 buell a beginner bike. it has way too much torque for a beginner bike and it has a rake of 21 degrees. :2cents:






youre right though, it is really sexy.
 

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i thought it would be alright because a lot of people recommend the xb12r as a beginner bike and they both have the same hp and torque.
 

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I wouldnt call that Buell a great beginner bike eithier. It pumps out 104 HP and 96TQ, does the quarter in about 11 and half and tops out around 140......I dont know about it being for a beginner.
 
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