new to street bikes but ride other bikes
April 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm #3898GScreationsParticipant
im a begginner when it comes to street bikes and don’t know how many cc to start at…im used to bikes though had a banshee borded out to a 400 rode plenty of bikes like that. im not new to that type of stuff so i was thinkin a cbr 600 wouldnt be a bad way to start but i dunno….any help?
April 24, 2010 at 3:15 am #25945CBBaronParticipant
Read the article on “Why 600cc is too much”
A Banshee is a 4 wheeler not a motorcycle so there are huge differences to adjust to. It will help in your clutch, shifting and throttle control but handling and braking are much different.
A Ninja 250r is a great starter bike but if you feel you have to have more consider bikes like the Ninja 650r, FZ6R, GSX650F, EN6r, SV650 etc. These bikes have lots of power but not quite the race tuning of the supersports. Probably more importantly the handling a sitting position is more upright and relaxed making for an easier learning curve on handling.
CraigApril 24, 2010 at 10:35 am #25948IBA270Participant
Lot’s and lot’s of stuff on that here. 600 Supersports are generally too much bike for a beginner. Not just horsepower range, but brakes and handling as well.
Besides, they make power at such at high RPM range that they just aren’t that much ride. They can be pretty boring under about 10K-12K RPM. Some of the other bikes suggested here, especially the twins are much better suited to beginners, plus they are downright fun to ride regardless of skill level.
I can’t think of any situation where a CBR ZX YZF GSXR makes any sense for any novice rider.
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