Which one should I choose???
April 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm #2701edwardskParticipant
I’m 6’4″ tall and about 230 pounds…what starter bike would be best for me? I’m not looking to have the bike for a long time, just till I feel comfortable enough to go to a 600cc, and whenever I get the money for it too. With that said I’m not looking for a new bike, something old that works well. I do want a sportbike though, I have sat on a couple, and really like the body position.
Thx for all of the help!!!!!!April 13, 2009 at 11:54 pm #17737KellisanthParticipant
I haven’t ridden very much or for that long, but I would say either the EX250 or EX500. Kawasaki Ninja.
Other options could be:
Buell Blast (492cc)
Hyosung GT124R (Import)
United Motors V2S-250 (Import?)
Aprila RS125 (Import)
Cagiva Mito 125 (Import)
Derbi GPR 125 (Import)
Honda XL125V Varadero (Import)
Honda CBR125R (Import)
Kymco KR Sport (125cc, Import)
Unfortunately, a lot of these imports are not found in the States (or Canada I believe). Rather unfortunate ‘cos it would be fun to train and have a 125cc to practice with, or just to do small commutes. But that’s just my opinion.April 14, 2009 at 4:04 am #17738jmango95Participant
id stay away from buells the geometry on them is just…off. i have been ridin an 04 ninja 500 and love it and im only 5’6″ 140 lol but it would fit a bigger rider too.April 14, 2009 at 6:53 pm #17758Jay TParticipant
I have seen 2-3 yo SV 650 around the Denver area for around $3800-4600. The one I test rode, dragged my 300# behind down the road rather nicely.April 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm #17778bigguybbrParticipant
I’m about the same size as you just an inch taller and a little heavier. If you are looking for something new check out the Yamaha FZ6R. Yes I know it’s an inline 4 600cc, but it’s not a bad starter bike as it’s a real pussycat below 5k rpm. I really love mine. It’s as comfortable as can be, and it’ll keep me entertained for a long time to come.
(One thing they get wrong in this review is saying that the FZ6R is just a full faired version of the FZ6, it’s not. Don’t let the FZ6 forum guys hear you say that they are the same)April 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm #17892WesParticipant
I agree with big guy. The FZ6R 600 is a really good entry level commuter bike. I plan on getting one myself. If you go to the Yamaha Website it says its like 7 grand or something like that but I went to the dealer and it was only 6 grand and I’m sure I could have talked him down. Just check out your local Yamaha dealer and see how much they are charging.
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