fastest, best beginner motorcycles?
July 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm #3171
Hey guys i’m new here and to motorcycles. I was wodnering what would be the fastest yet safest and best beginner bike to own? Now i’m not planning to be going it’s top speed but you can’t impress chicks with a bike that goes 95mph. The least speed i’d want would be 120mph. I want a bike with some American Bulk ya know. Like those harley davidson looking ones. I’m not looking for a japanese styled sleak bike. Just something americanized. ya know? that awesome bulk. so any suggestions?July 19, 2009 at 11:48 pm #20763EliasParticipant
Don’t feed the trollsJuly 20, 2009 at 12:25 am #20768
Start easy with a good 250cc bike. Learn the skills and get experience. After that, girls wont be after you because you are fast, but because you will be beaming with confidence. So, start easy and then ride hard.
yugen852July 20, 2009 at 2:36 am #20783
Hm lol okay is see. Well i’m really going to try not to get into speeding seeing as i am slightly afraid of cycles to begin with. I like the V rod. I’ve been reading about that around the net. Thank you. Does it have good handles? some of the reviews don’t really specify that. I know motorcycles aren’t so safe but i really like them and i’d love to have a V rod it looks amazing. I need to seriously work my ass off to get it.
if you ahve a v rod, how much do you spend on your gas? Let’s say a full tanks worth? and how many miles in total does it get and how much did you pay for your cycle? and yes i am a horrid noob…July 20, 2009 at 3:54 am #20785briderdtParticipant
‘Busa. Get the extended swing arm, too, to keep the front end down when you really open up the throttle.
Anything else is just a poser-mobile.July 20, 2009 at 3:59 am #20786RobParticipant
Take it from someone who owns a fast bike, girls aren’t impressed by a fast bike, they’re impressed by someone who knows how to handle their bike. Someone who can fly through the corners without even breaking a sweat is a lot more appealing that someone on a fast bike that crawls through corners with a road-rashed bike.
If you’re already scared of bikes to start with, a big bike will just make that worse, listen to these guys and start small, build your confidence and your skills, and then worry about big fancy bikes.July 20, 2009 at 4:11 am #20788RobParticipant
Better whack a dirty big turbo on that bad boy to go with that swing arm, just to make sure she’s not too slow!July 20, 2009 at 4:55 am #20789AmorylParticipant
there’s nothing sexy about road rash, or paying off a bike thats already totaled because you skipped the learning how to ride before showing off to the ladies.
lets face it, none of us are sexy on a moving bike the first few weeks/months of learning to ride. get yourself a busa, or a Vrod, or any of those and you’ll look damn sexy in your gear, with your helmet on your hip, straddling the thing, maybe even revving it and hearing that deep throaty purr between your legs. you’ll look damn sexy to those women, no doubt…till you actually start moving. then they’ll see the shakey handling caused by white knuckled grips on the handlebars as you realize you’re on something with a metric crapton of power, and you’ve no idea how to handle it. they’ll see the nervous cornering, how slow you ride, the over corrections and sudden breaking when you start getting it up to speed…meanwhile that A’Hole on the ninja 250’ll be smoking you on the street, running laps around you, cornering like he’s on rails, and running off with all those hotties because he MAKES the 250 look blinding fast….oh, did we mention the ninja’s red? those are faster ya know
cut your teef on something smaller and less likely to get you in a body bag, when you can toss that thing around like it’s a kid’s 10speed THEN you’ll look sexy on a faster bike…at least while it’s movingJuly 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm #20798
And I’ve read online classifieds of bikers trying to desperately sell their bikes, and they sell 750cc+ bikes and say “perfect bike if you want to learn”. I’m like, “say whAAATT??”.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your mastery of a bike.
yugen852July 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm #20801
well i have been thinking alot lately and since i am a noob i take what you all say very seriously. I’m 18 in high school and work at a movie theater so i can’t afford something liket he v rod ya know. I was thinking of the vstar 650. It’s a beginner bike, and it’s great to learn on from what i’ve read and heard. Oh and yes i will be taking a class with an instructor. It’s 300 bucks but i can pay it. I’m leaning towards the vstar though. good idea? oh and anyone have any idea how an 18 year old with no credit can get a cycle?July 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm #20802roborabbitParticipant
Buy a bicycle and get a paper route? Honestly though, don’t buy the bike you dream of as your first bike. Hell, don’t buy any of your top 5 favorite bikes. Moslty because you’ll cry when you drop it another reason is that they will prob be too much for you. The VStar 650, while it’s not overly powerfull, is incredibly heavy for a beginner bike (512 lbs!). Imagine tiping that thing over …. it would not be fun to have to pick it back up again. And if you buy it new, it’s also very expensive. The best route for you would prob be to buy some used 90’s 250cc japanese cycle for under 1500$. These guys are plentiful, fairly bullet proof, and excellent to learn on. Hell you can ask the MSF instructors if any of the bikes they have are for sale. And there’s a another plus to buying a 10-15 + year old bike. You’ll get a crash course in motorcycle maitenence and repair . Oh ya another reason to forget about buying a new bike at your age you’ll be paying around 9-18% interest if you finance it. You’ll aslo be paying about 1/8th its value each year to an insurance company . So do yourself a favor get a used 250cc bike and spend the money you’ll save on college, get an education so you can get a good job so you can afford more expensive toys.July 20, 2009 at 9:24 pm #20807CBBaronParticipant
roborabbit makes alot of good points, especially for a younger man without a lot of funds. Insurance on a big bike is going to cost you a fortune. Insurance for a small bike is going to be much more affordable. You should be able to get a used 250cc bike for under $2000. You can learn on the bike and not worry too much about dropping it. Then when you can afford a better bike and you feel you can handle it you can sell the 250 for about what you paid for it.July 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm #20809SafetyFirstParticipant
Ninja 250 for the win. Yeah, it’s a rice rocket, sorry. If you’re ambitious, you could remove the fairings and make it naked.
Cheap ($2000ish used) and has no problem running at any speed, highway or street.
The Buell Blast might be something to look at, but from what I heard, it’s a beast to manoeuvre and a slug compared to the Ninja 250.July 21, 2009 at 1:46 am #20814
I’ll see if I can find a ninja 250 when I go on the buy. Is yours one of the new 2008+ models, or pre 08?
yugen852July 21, 2009 at 4:11 am #20823SafetyFirstParticipant
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