Maybe it was an older model? I've seen f4is recommended as starter bikes, but those ones were older models.iammalkavian said:...that's kind of what I thought but I read this one post and this dude was talking how the f4i was going to be his "first bike"...
I bought my first bike a couple months ago. It's a 97 F3. I think it's a great beginner bike. It's very forgiving when you make beginner mistakes, but it has a lot of power. Obviously you won't take a new bike off the line, but I can hang with other guys who have gixxers etc when we go riding in the twisties.endleswavz said:What do you think about recommending some of the older F2's and 3's, that you may be able to find? Aren't they underpowered by today's standards?
sidewaysducati said:Maybe it was an older model? I've seen f4is recommended as starter bikes, but those ones were older models.
Maybe mid-late '90s, I'm not sure.
endleswavz said:immalkavian....what post are you talking about.......? I'd like to take a look at it.
Unas_the_Slayer said:I bought my first bike a couple months ago. It's a 97 F3. I think it's a great beginner bike. It's very forgiving when you make beginner mistakes, but it has a lot of power. Obviously you won't take a new bike off the line, but I can hang with other guys who have gixxers etc when we go riding in the twisties.
Just for clarity's sake.. All I meant was that I'd seen one recommended. In what thread I don't know, memory ain't for s**t.iammalkavian said:ok, like for instance this bike right here....according to this site, which seems legit, but you never know..
Model: Honda CBR 600 F
Power: 93.00 HP (67.9 kW)) @ 11000 RPM
Top speed: 227.0 km/h (141.1 mph)
Here is the source
Maybe it was this one!!!
Honda CBR 600 F (reduced effect) 1990
Model: Honda CBR 600 F (reduced effect)
Power: 50.00 HP (36.5 kW)) @ 9000 RPM
Top speed: 187.0 km/h (116.2 mph)
Yeah, makes sense...just NOT this one....
Yeah, I spent many summer on a 1985 YZ80. Loved it!!!!Dlonam said:Guys,
I personally believe before anyone ever gets on the street w/a bike they should really have some serious time on a dirt bike. Have a few spills,learn to respect speed.
Then get into a few tight spots w/hills,rocks and various situations that are less catostrophic if you make a mistake.
Once you are on the street it is the real world.
The actual best bike is a Honda XR70 at age 6
hahaha, ok man...I'll lay off...spicersh said:I didn't bother reading all of the posts here, but will simply say thet there are a number of members here who think that a 600 is just fine to start on, myself being one of them. Most of us don't bother posting those opinions anymore as we are generally attacked over them, and we've grown tired of arguing about it over and over.
sidewaysducati said:As far as any of those bikes actually being good learners, I'd say no. Even the weaker of those bikes, the one with 50 hp, has geometry that I'd call anything but forgiving.
Just the bike as a whole. It's hard to explain clearly without going into a lot of detail, so I won't.DamageOverTime said:has geometry that I'd call anything but forgiving
think u can explain what your are look at when u say that plz
ive herd people say but im not really to sure what there looking at heh