July 16, 2008 at 2:09 pm #8874
Its so hard to get all of this figured out. The problem is that i’m going to college in September and really want a bike soon, my issue is money. I can take out a four year loan for any price. The only thing is i want to get a bike that i wont outgrow in 4 years. You know what i mean, i know its stupid but. I was wondering, lets say i get the 250r for 3500 brand new. By four years don’t you think i would out grow it? And i’m not going to get a 600cc, i almost made that stupid mistake. I want to get one after my first or couple starter bikes. Thats why i was thinking maybe starting with an sv650. But i don’t know if thats too big of a bike to start out with. I’ve talked to a couple of people that own the sv650 and they said it nothing to mess around with. It’s pretty powerful. Just wondering what you thought of that?July 16, 2008 at 2:41 pm #8877TheAbomb12Participant
sv650 and Ninja 650r are good bikes to start out on. The Ninja 650 would be better for the beginner as its suspension and throttle are more forgiving. The sv650 has the edge in pure performance with more horsepower.
this article compares the two.July 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm #8878BuddParticipant
A bike isn’t a pair of jeans, you can’t really outgrow one. Read this article about a ‘busa’s owner taking a ninja 250 for a 700 mile ride: http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1145
I wouldn’t suggest going into debt for four years on a bike as you are entering college whatever type of bike you decide on.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm #8880
I actually have college all paid for and i have a pretty good job. I can afford a couple hundred dollars a month. I will be fine in that regard. I know what you mean about the pair of jeans. I was just thinking about something that is safe on the freeway as well. Thats why i was kind of scared about the 250r. I am going to platteville college in wisconsin and there is a ton of freeway driving.July 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm #8881ShannonGParticipant
The GS500 has been around for a million years and there’s tons of inexpensive upgrades you can do to boost power. I’m sure I increased power around 10% just by adding an aftermarket muffler. Unless you’re planning on street racing or jackassing, any 500cc bike will serve you well.
Four years is a long time to pay for a motorcycle though. Even though I think they hold their value better than cars.
Edited to add: the bike has a bit of a cult following. Here’s a great site of GS500 nuts:July 16, 2008 at 3:28 pm #8884
K thanks alot for everything! I found a 2006 gs500f with 4 thousand miles on it for 2999 i might look into that. The last couple of days i have been researching alot and the more i read i want to start with a gs500f. O and no i don’t want to be jackassing.July 16, 2008 at 3:30 pm #8886ShannonGParticipant
You will absolutley love it, guaranteed. Just don’t try to ride it cold!July 16, 2008 at 3:33 pm #8888
ha, i won’t. My dad rides bikes too so he will help me with that and buying my first. I’m pretty pumpedJuly 17, 2008 at 12:30 am #8931TheAbomb12Participant
thats a great price… try to get it if you can
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