I know many people on here say that a new rider should start on a small bike usually less than 600cc, so dont give me a hard time about my friends new bike. It is his first bike ever and we found him a 1993 cbr600f2 in pretty good shape for $1800 to learn on. It could use a little tlc but my main concern for my friend is the rear tire. It is down to the wear bars (and not really round anymore) and needs replacing before he can ride at a decent speed. He really doesnt want to put money into this bike because he plans to buy a better one by next summer. Is there a decent tire out there for under $100. He said he cant find anything less than 150. He is on a real tight budget because the rest of his money is going towards gear.