After you've ridden for the year, you should be able to jump on the SV650 without a drama. Some people consider this to be a great first bike, but it'd be a good step-up from the 250.ExplodingCommod said:well ive been riding for 3 months on my 250 and im interested in buying a bigger bike when ive driven for a year and well im just after your preferences guys on which bike would be worth looking into
2005 Z750 Kawasaki
My goodness i do like the looks of that. i wonder how much it is canadianKidane said:If you like the Kawasaki Z750 take a look at the Yamaha FZ6. It does have an R6 motor but I'm not sure if it's tuned differently in this bike. I sat on one when I was looking for a motorcycle and it's very comfortable.
Decently priced, too.
Z_Fanatic said:Fearing sportbikes is overrated (unless you're referring to literbikes), it really is the same concept, once you gain good experience on beginner bikes (250) and intermediate bikes (sv650), going into 600 should be no problem, same principle, just handles better at high speed and respect the top-end.
I dont plan to upgrade till my year is up though. I'm also riding rain or shine every day to gain enough experience possibleHammer 4 said:Not sure if 3 months is enough time to gain a good amount of experience...??? I think it's dependent on the rider...and even then, I'd still question whether or not they should step up at that point to a sportbike...
Re: fearing sportbikes.......you had to know I'd spout off bout this.. I gotta disagree..there's a huge difference riding a 250 compared to a 600 xyz sportbike. Basic's are about the same, but thats where it ends imho..
Most all the people I know that began on Ninja 250's, and rode them for a yr. or so...are now all very good riders, all have upgraded to larger sportbikes, and they do track days...and guess what..? they are amoung the fastest riders out there, and guess what else..?
They Seldom ...if ever crash.. cuzz they got that outta the way on their 250's....
Disclaimer.....this may not be true of every rider, but I'd guess the above fits about 98% of the riders out there..
I also mentioned picking up an intermediate bike in between (like SV) . That way, those who feel 250 is way too boring, they have the choice of upgrading to SV and still have a relatively powerful but decent enough to make a few mistakes on and gain experience that way. Makes a lot more sense than going from 250 two cylinders to 600/750/1000.Hammer 4 said:Re: fearing sportbikes.......you had to know I'd spout off bout this.. I gotta disagree..there's a huge difference riding a 250 compared to a 600 xyz sportbike. Basic's are about the same, but thats where it ends imho..
Z_Fanatic said:I also mentioned picking up an intermediate bike in between (like SV) . That way, those who feel 250 is way too boring, they have the choice of upgrading to SV and still have a relatively powerful but decent enough to make a few mistakes on and gain experience that way. Makes a lot more sense than going from 250 two cylinders to 600/750/1000.
Smith said:After riding your 250cc around for a year I honestly don't think you'll have a problem with a 600cc bike. My first and current bike is a 2004 Honda CBR600f4i. Haven't had a close call yet and am doing pretty good on it if I say so myself. I think the most important thing in deciding on what bike to get is how you use your noggin. I understand what my bike can do, and I know my limitations, this is why I feel I've done as good as I have so far. So just use common sense and you should do fine on a 600cc sportbike. The stories of how bad of a bike a 600cc sportbike is as a starter bike, is blown out of proportion in my opinion
Man ive made it this far and i havn't ruined my new bike yet. I just hope after my year is up the tranisition will go allright.Hammer 4 said:I'll take exception to your last statemnet....hang around for a few years....what newly made riding friends, that started on 600cc sporbike Die, for no good reason, other than they couldn't control their bikes..Had they been on 250's or even a 500 and not had he power that a 600 does, and the fact that a 250 or 500 is considerably easier to flick, as in get it outta he way...they might still be alive today. Granted some do o.k. on 600 for a starter bike, although most, not all never learn how to really ride it, plus you guys spend a good month just gein over being Scared of the bike, when you could have used that month to gain some riding skills, rather than jus trying to survive..
So...no, I don' think the idea ha a 600 is a bad idea Isn't blown out of proportion, I also hope you have good sucess with your riding..:thumb:
I'm going to have to disagree, I don't think 500 can possibly flick any easier than 600s. 600s have much better suspension these days and weigh about the same if not less than 500. 250 might flick easier, but that's like featherweight 300 lbs. The only difference is that confidence in flicking, if 500s can be thrashed into corner easily because of less power and then novice riders have less to worry about it this way than on a 600.Hammer 4 said:Had they been on 250's or even a 500 and not had he power that a 600 does, and the fact that a 250 or 500 is considerably easier to flick, as in get it outta he way...they might still be alive today.