July 16, 2008 at 3:26 am #1729beginnernoob1Participant
I have always wondered how long you should stick with a bike and how far you should upgrade to. Lets say you have a 250r for 2 years and feel comfortable riding it, what would be you next bike? A less aggressive big bike like a 650r or can you go straight into the 600cc sport class? Just wondering ThanksJuly 16, 2008 at 3:52 am #8854JirikiParticipant
i have had my 250R for about 3-4 months and 2500+ miles and I am looking to upgrade to a 650R… i know others decide to stay with their 250s… it depends on your personal progression and risk aversionJuly 16, 2008 at 4:00 am #8856BuddParticipant
Some people may never feel the need to “upgrade.” The Ninja 250 has a pretty religious following that loves riding the bike and thinks it is the most fun bike on the market. I think most people who do get larger bikes tend to get what is the most comfortable for them and not necessarily a certain engine size, unless, of course, they are succumbing to peer pressure.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 16, 2008 at 7:29 am #8867RabParticipant
Here in the U.S.A. motorcycles are generally looked upon as expensive toys or even status symbols (like boats or Porsches), so there’s a lot of the “mine is bigger/faster/more expensive/cooler than yours” mentality. All self-aggrandizing egotistical bullshit really.
In Europe, motorcycles are still often seen as, gasp, transportation, and generally, the most common bikes you’ll see are middleweight standards and sports bikes (~650 c.c.).
Unless you’re going long distances or are two-up every day, a 650 standard or sportbike is about as much as anyone needs IMO; cruisers are a different kettle of fish.
Ride what you are comfortable with, change if and when you feel like it. Screw the peer pressure of the brainwashed.
Sorry guys, as you can tell, I’m a little cranky tonightJuly 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm #8875beginnernoob1Participant
If everything works out i plan on getting a sv650 and if i have that for four or five years and then move up to a 600cc maybe. I have always loved the sport class. My dad raced 600cc bikes for along time and i always enjoyed going to the race track to watch them fly around
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