What kind of bike should I go with?
June 26, 2008 at 5:25 pm #1606Hank4WVUParticipant
I’m wanting something that gets good fuel economy, and since i have never riden a motorcycle before i want something i can learn on. I was looking at the ninja 250r but Im afraid it wont haul me around. I’m a tick over 6′ and almost 300 lbs. Any suggestions on any bike to point me in the right direction would be appreciated. ThanksJune 26, 2008 at 5:32 pm #7887linuxpimp20Participant
Are you looking at the new 250 ninjas or planning on getting an older one? The new ones are selling pretty quick. As far as weight wise goes I think you would be alright. My friend has a new one and is about your weight. He adjusted the preloader for the shocks to make them a little stiffer because of his weight. Height wise I am not sure how the ergonomics would be for you but I don’t know if you have sat on one and got a feel for it or just looked at them online.June 26, 2008 at 5:36 pm #7888Hank4WVUParticipant
yea i love the way the new ones look. I went to a local kawasaki shop and they were sold out of 250’s but he was trying to talk me into a 650r, but i dont want anything that expensive to learn onJune 26, 2008 at 5:42 pm #7891BuddParticipant
It sits a little higher and is bigger (engine wise) but not so big.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJune 27, 2008 at 7:20 am #7951uncle_bernieParticipant
Some others to consider:
Kawasaki Vulcan 500
Not sport bikes, but all good beginner bikes for someone who wants a little more juice than a 250.
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