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Hey. I'm new to the whole motorcycle thing, and I'm hoping to get my liscense in the next year. I've been looking at a few bikes, but not sure what to go with. I'm thinking about the gsxr 600, FZ6R, YZFR6, and the CBR600RR.

What are things I should take into account when buying a bike(used and new), and what are your opinions on these bikes? I'm a student, so money is kind of an issue(although, I aint no homeless kid :p). If it matters, I'm 6', 160lbs.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Welcome!

Have you considered the SV650? Very capable bike that would cost less than any of the inline 4s you mentioned, and would be far more forgiving.
 

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Although it's stock colours are pretty plain, I kinda like the style of the sv650. What do you mean by more forgiving?
 

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Although it's stock colours are pretty plain, I kinda like the style of the sv650. What do you mean by more forgiving?
By more forgiving I'm referring to the bike's ability to let you get away with a mistake. The more race oriented bikes will not cut you much slack in response to user error, where something a little more timid such as the SV will allow easier recovery from minor errors. Not to call the SV a slouch by any means. I get passed by riders on SVs on the track occasionally. But that's talent, not motorcycle.
 

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Look, Check into the pre 07' Kawasaki 250 Ninja. 60 to 70mpg manual valve adjustment (screw and locknut not shims) light fairly cheap and a gas to ride. I have a 2006 and a 2010 models in my collection and its a great do/go everything everywhere bike. If thats to small, try the Kaw 500 Ninja way fun for not much money and they are both good starter bikes.
 

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I don't know if you are into older bikes but I would go with a 91-95 Kawasaki ZX7 or a 95+ ZX6R. You could get one really cheap now and parts are easy to find.
 
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