Ninja 500r or a Katana?
August 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm #21721SafetyFirstParticipant
That’s what I was feeling you were going to say. College was just a few years ago for me, so I know what a pain it can be. For a beginner, that sounds like a great idea. I remember the hell of having to do move-in and move-out, and getting kicked out of the dorms at holidays. I solved that problem later by going off-campus. Then I got a job in the dinning commons so I could eat like I lived in the dorms, but for free.
You might be able to save some space and trouble by renting a U-Haul bike trailer. I hear they have one that can easily haul a bike or two. Get it home, and no having to worry about where to stash the trailer.August 17, 2009 at 7:11 pm #21724JackTradeParticipant
When I bought my Blast, as it was 1) my first bike ever, 2) it was two states over, and 3) it was snowing…
They work well, and while pretty basic, for $15/day, they really solve a problem nicely. Just be sure to get good straps and you’re all set. They fit a single bike, but have plenty of space for other storage.August 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm #21727njfifeParticipant
can’t find anyone that will rent me a trailer for a class 1 hitch, only can find ones to buy. I can’t have a class 2 hitch on my car, at least not that I can find. Either way I will probably buy the bike in Idaho, so I think I will not have to figure that end of it out for about a year.August 17, 2009 at 10:19 pm #21736SpoolParticipant
I think the Ninja 650 would be a good bike if you have some riding experience. It’s a good step up in power from the 500 but a very controllable bike. I test rode an ER-6n a few weeks ago and it was pretty nice. It’s the same bike as a Ninja 650 but is a naked bike without fairings. I do like the look of the fairings on the 650r over the naked version though.
I could easily see someone sticking with a Ninja 650 for years. It has more than enough power for any legal riding you’ll ever do. But like all motorcyclists you will always feel the need to “upgrade” it’s just the way it goes.
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