You see… this website ROCKS!!
Ok, Well. I am actually going to the Kawasaki dealer tomorrow to sit and try out the ninja… so I will if it “fits” me or not.
If not, I just (literally right now at 2am in the morning) a great bike that although it is a little out of my price range, I could still afford on finance.
Now, my dilema is that I love sport bikes. I mean, they look awesome. I never really did go for the chopper thing. Just personal taste. Anyway, I went to the yamaha website and found two models.
A fazer 250cc
a Fazer FZ6-SHG (which is the sports 600, not the naked one)
I know it is a much bigger engine, but (from what I can gather looking at the pictures) It seems to have a sports look, but a very upright riding position (perfect for my height I guess)
Now, I am assuming this is 4X more powerful than the ninja. Remembering that I am going traffic light to traffic light… will I ever get out of first gear? Jajajaja
The fazer 250 looks ok, but nowhere near as sexy as the ninja of course. Also the back brake is tambor (I really don’t know WHAT the hell a tambor brake is in English sorry people, but I am sure you know what I am talking about)
I keep reading to stay clear of these tambor breaks as they wear out constantly.
Anyway, hit me back… I am reading every word and taking everything in. I want a fun bike, nimble, and something that is going to start a love affair with motorbikes.
I put myself in your experience…. be gentle jajaja
And yes… I almost broke down in tears in Triumph. The sales guy was like “So. Wanna try it out for 30 minutes?”. I swear. I was so tempted, but just listening to that engine… it freaked me out. I was more scared about destroying the beautiful machine, and killing that lovely sound that the damage to my body should I crash it. No, I think I have a while to go before getting up to that level…
… it is an AMAZING bike though.