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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 10:57
you'll get bored of a 250 fast.
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Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 11:06
a 250 is fine for a beginner . when you decide to step up get a well known brand (avoid chineese bikes like the plague)
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Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 11:16
i think ...you should go for the Ninja 650R as it will be Comfortable///or You could buy a Yamaha R6 which will give you more of a super sports feel...
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Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 11:36
The 'supersport' bikes are all very single-purpose. They are wonderful things for what they are but they're not for beginners, not easy to ride. They all come in 600 and 1000cc sizes because those are standard track categories. They all have an extreme riding position and very sensitive steering geometry, nearly 'twitchy'. There are plenty of -standard- bikes around that size that are general-purpose, better for all-around riding. They are plenty fast and good handling enough to be a lot of fun, but they don't compromise the entire design JUST for handling and speed. Some answerers her insist you should start on a 250cc bike, but I don't think 600-650cc is too big to start on. In the 'standard' category are Suzuki GS500 and SV650, Honda 599, Kawasaki Ninja 500 and 650, and Yamaha FZ6R 'Fazer'. These are just examples, there are many more. The Honda 599 and Yamaha FZ6R use the same engine as their sportier brothers (CBR and R6 respectively) but have more comfortable seats, wider powerband, less extreme riding position, etc.
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Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 11:54
Know this is racing but if you watch this video for a few minutes and than realize that the bike being ridden is a 250 up against 600s I think you'll appreciate your decision to go with a 250. Granted the rider does KNOW HOW to ride but that's just my point, learn 'how to'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz03sQeX02c?
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Answer #6 | 19/12 2013 12:19
I think your plan to get a smaller bike is a good one. A large bike and no experience are a combination for disaster. First thing is to go take the MSF riders course. Consider getting a used bike til you learn how to ride. Ride that 250 for at least a year and two if possible.Two pieces of advice for you. Don't get caught up in the habit of trying to stay up with your friends. They start riding too fast for you to keep up let them go. Don't get caught up in riding beyond your skill level. That's gets people killed. My standard advice for new riders is always ride like you're invisible(because to many car drivers you are) and never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly. I clicked on the link Chris provided and ended up watching it for 5 minutes. It's fun to see what someone that can ride can do. The bigger bikes had him on the straightaways but he was eating their lunch in the turns. And you can't go wrong with a Honda. Their engineering is great.
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Answer #7 | 19/12 2013 15:43
A 250 is a waste of your time when I bought my 1st I had never riden b4 either and start with a 600 which seems fast at first but the better rider you become you will realize that it is a beginners bike. But you should probably try riding b4 dropping a lot on a bike that you might hate and never want to ride
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Answer #8 | 19/12 2013 18:55
You cannot go wrong with an suzuki sv650 s
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