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Suzuki GSXR 600 K8 good beginner bike?

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  • #2671
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    jojobeans316
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    is a K8 Suzuki GSXR 600 good for a first bike ??? some people say yes some say no plzz help me out!! thanx!!

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    nau_lax21
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    if you look around this site for 2 minutes you will find that the general consensus of this site is that a 600, especially an I4 like the gixxer is a terrible idea for a first bike.

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    PSUrider
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    ya, I had the same issue. I have friends that have 600s and almost all of them said I could start with a 600. I then started researching and after 5 minutes I realized this was a terrible idea. I’m going with a ninja 250, I am 6-1 175 and it fits me perfectly. I sat on one at a dealership and it was dank nuggz:)

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    smokeizfire
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    I think he is just looking for attention…Lol

    #17567
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    bigguybbr
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    Well I think the consensus is that it CAN be too much to start on and that you may learn a lot faster on a smaller displacement bike. It’s still debated to a certain degree and most will agree that it’s not impossible to learn on a 600cc but it very well might take you longer. I think the big thing is to stress the msf course and make sure riding a motorcycle is even for you before going hog wild. I felt bad looking on our corporate trading post for a woman who is selling her 2008 FZ6 naked bike for $5400 with only 74 miles on it because she jumped in head first only to find out riding wasn’t for her.

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    jojobeans316
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    thanxz for the advice!

    #17570
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    jojobeans316
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    i was lookin at the same bike which to me was very good looking but im not too sure if this bike will have enough power for me? cause im a big guy 510 225lbs.

    #17572
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    jojobeans316
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    attention ? lol nah just unsure of something so i ask a question.

    #17573
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    jojobeans316
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    thanxz for the advice

    #17574
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    bigguybbr
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    I understand the big guy concerns but it really isn’t an issue. A 250cc will be fine aslong as you aren’t trying to cruise at 80mph on the highway all day. I’m 6’6″ 260+ and my 600cc goes like stink. 600cc’s can get scarey fast before you know it. Most likely it’ll out perform your car by a lot.

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    Wes
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    The Ninja 250 is okay I suppose but no power, and once you get on the highway with all of the large trucks you will realize how light it is. I don’t see any reason why the 600 is a bad idea.

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    Matt
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    You see no reason why a 600 is a bad idea?
    https://www.bestbeginnermotorcycles.com/why-600cc-motorcycle-not-good-beginner-bike-updated

    There are serious dangers in starting on a 600cc machine. Yes, some people do it. You’ll also notice that many people who do don’t stay in the sport.

    As for the power of the Ninja 250, have you driven one on the free way?
    Yes it is light, and yes it does get blown around. I’ve ridden larger bikes that get blown around just as much. And I’ve never lacked for passing power on the 250.

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    Wes
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    I understand what you’re saying. I retract my previous statement. Its all a matter of opinion I suppose. Ninja 250 is a good bike for cheap and will save you a good bit on the insurance but I’m just really not into them. The Yamaha FZ6 600 is an entry level commuter bike. Very nice and not hard to learn on (as far as I know). As I said, just a matter of opinion.

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    sbxbraveheart
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    I am a new rider and have read alot about the ninja 250. I know that this is a good beginner bike, my question is whats the weigth limit on this bike?

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    Wes
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    haha uummm I’m not sure what the weight limit is. . hhmm how much do you weigh?

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