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I was originally going to get a 600 cc bike to start out with but thanx to these forms I decided to go with either a ninja 250 cc or a ninja 500 cc. Seems like there are more of the 250 cc ones for sale, so i'll one of those most likely. I was wondering if I can make a jump from one of those two to a bike that is higher than 600 cc, but smaller than a liter bike..so I was thinking a GSXR 750 cc...or something along those lines. (seems like suzuki and kawasaki are the only ones who have something in between 600cc and 1000cc)

So my question is would it be safe to make that transition?? I mean i'm sure it's safer to go from a small ninja to a 750 gixxer than starting out on a 600 cc. The reason I want to ge ta 750 instead of 600 cc is that I know most riders grow out of their bikes and want something better, so I'm thinknig since i'll be spending so much dough might as well get something above 600cc. Also if anyone knows how the GSX-R 750 is in general compared to the other bikes in that class, let me know.

Thanks for your help
 

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A new gixxer 750 is a nasty bike. Sure you can ride it, but will you ever bring it over 11000 rpm in a tight 2nd gear right hander? Probably not. You've ridden the 250, but how many miles? Some people ride the 250 for two years and think they can jump onto a liter. HA! The only thing is they put 2000 miles on it in that two years. I would suggest at least 10000 miles before upgrading. If you got that than great. The thing with the 600 is once you get use to it you will be able to thrash it, ring around corners, and man handle it. That is alot more fun to me, than putting through that corner at 5000 rpm. Valentino Rossi didn't start out on the 500 bike first. He started with the 125 to the 250 then the big dog.

I've had three bikes so far: 85 Interceptor, 01 f4i, and now a 05 636. When I get to 40000 miles on the 636(assuming I don't write it off), hopefully next year, I'm getting the gixxer 750. Then after many, many miles of the 750 I'm going to get a liter bike. You'll be a better rider if you start out smaller. You'll be smiling when your going around the outside of a liter on your little 600. He might catch you on the straight, but you get to go around the outside again.
 

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i would think that you are better off to learn on a pre 95 600cc bike..

i that a 250 or 500 is too small..

just my opinion..

i started off on a 98 yama yzf600r..

great beginner bike..
 

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docta_freeze said:
i would think that you are better off to learn on a pre 95 600cc bike..

i that a 250 or 500 is too small..

just my opinion..

i started off on a 98 yama yzf600r..

great beginner bike..
Agreed, I bought a 97' ZX6R for my first bike, the bike has plenty of power, but as long as you respect the power, a 600 will be fine to start on.
 

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Hmm..learning on a 600??? From everything i've read on the forms it seems like starting off with something like a 97 zx6r or a yzf600 is a bad idea. So you guys are saying it's ok to jump on the older model 600s with the MSF course being your only riding experience? Of course respect for their power will be there, but i've been told they're really unforgiving and will respond faster than you can respond.
 

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I dont know.. 2-3 thouthand miles on a 250 and I think you'll be fine on that 750.
 

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I've got the '05 750, and riding around on the street I feel as though I'm wasting so much of its potential. I'm no Rossi, but I do like to think I'm a good rider. I don't ride like an a$$ on the streets, so theres only a few places I can open it up and have some fun. Of course I still do first gear high rpm corners so I can have some fun on the exit. Only reason I got the 750 is because it is really the original GSX-R. I remember wanting one back in '86 when they first got over here. Back then it was either a 750 or 1100. I've still got the brochure somewhere.
I guess what I'm trying to say is if you get some time in on the 250 or 500, and feel comfortable enough to move up to something bigger, go for an older 600 first. They are lower in hp so its harder to get into trouble easily. Plus they are cheaper.
 

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Sounds like you don't even have a bike yet. I'd worry about getting and riding the first one before I worry about picking the second one.

IMO once you've ridden the first then you'll know what you'll want in a second bike. I started with this GSX600f and learned that I don't need or want a race rep. I put in to many miles to be comfortable and rollons are way more important to me then top speed. Next bike will be and SV1000s. Killer around town power. Realistic ergos. :2cents:
 
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