help out a new rider
March 25, 2008 at 6:56 pm #1247godawgs76Participant
hey guys i am new to riding.all my friends and some family members ride so i decided its time for me to get with the program and ride as well. any suggestions on what sport bike i should start on? everyone keeps saying a 500,600 or 750 i am not sure.all advice would be greatly appreciatedMarch 26, 2008 at 4:52 pm #5319BenParticipant
I would recommend you start off by reading these two articles and the comments that go with them:
Basically if you don’t have any riding experience then stick with a 250cc or a 500cc bike, most 600’s (even a v-twin like the sv650) have too much weight and power to handle for a new rider. Now that the new 2008 ninja 250 is out, people can’t say that all small bikes are ugly, because that thing looks amazing!
It’s going to be a challenge to resist the peer pressure to get a larger bike like a 600 or 750cc inline-four, especially if the main reason you are riding is because ‘all my friends and some family members ride’. I would strongly suggest you go for a 250 or 500 though, and no matter which bike you get, make sure you get all of the gear (full face helmet, gloves, jacket, pants that aren’t jeans, and motorcycle boots).
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin
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