Howdy, new rider aboard!
October 27, 2008 at 9:23 pm #2297DocIbarraParticipant
I’m your average 21 year old male looking to get into riding! I’m in the US Navy, Hospital Corpsman, and I like to represent myself as such throughout my multitude of hobbies
I’ve found myself constantly looking at this website and it’s reviews and thought I would like to take a part in it’s community by actually signing up for the forums.
I was originally looking into a Ninja 250, but after speaking to several more experience peers I was suggested a stronger motorcycle due to my frame size (190 pounds, 5’10”). So I began looking into the Suzuki GS500. It was here that I stumbled upon a predicament which I will post under the general forums
Here’s to having a blast riding with ya’ll, and hope you’ll have me aboardOctober 28, 2008 at 4:12 pm #14352MunchParticipant
As far as I know…. no ones been booted yet ;^) so…I guess kick off your standard issues and stay a while.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hOctober 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm #14354DocIbarraParticipant
So far I have had a great experience here, and the reviews are great! I definately plan on staying for a whileOctober 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm #14388Blasphemy4kidzParticipant
Yeah the 500 isn’t too bad, but it’s not my type of styling. The seat position is a little too upright if you ask me. And you were looking into a Ninja 250, so you must also like the sporty position. Maybe an SV650 would be better for you? It’s still a great beginner bike as far as I’m told.
Oh, and welcome to the forums. (eventhough I’m even newer than you are)October 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm #14389AndrewParticipant
The old Ninja (2007 and older) is almost a standard. The new one has the more aggressive posture.October 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm #14392Blasphemy4kidzParticipant
Thanks for clearing that up, Andrew; I forgot about that. But yeah, the new one has a posture that’s nearly identical to the ZX line.
My main concerns about the new Ninja 250 is that it has a carburetor, crappy wheels, and an ugly exhaust. Though the exhaust thing can be arguable, I don’t think anyone would prefer the carburetor to a fuel-injected engine, just like someone wouldn’t prefer the stock wheels to…well, better wheels.October 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm #14395MunchParticipant
I know probly a lil off as I really rarely can tell the difference between one sport bike to another…. but I always here “highway to the Danger Zone” in the back of my head when I see one…………
Before you blast me…. yes I know there are subtle differences like the front end….or the light housing shapes , feet position etc….. but come on admit it…. most, not all but most sport bikes you can almost match each silhouette up perfectly.
And yes cruisers have the same problem. Thank god for badges.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**h
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