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I am not sure what I will do yet, but i do appreciate all of the input. The shiver is a gorgeous bike to my eyes, but looks like it might be a little more than I want out of the gate even though it is only slightly bigger than the SV or the Duc. Anyways, I will keep you all informed of my decision, and hopefully, I will be riding soon. And please, if anyone learns anything more about the Duc, or any other bikes please let me know as it might help make my decision.
Fantastic summary I will look at the SV more seriously now. Appreciate everything. This will be a complete toy for me, I will ride to work on occassion, but it will basically be a summer time riding machine, to take on short trips on country roads, or to local restaurants etc. Still the heat thing is a consideration. Thanks a million.
Okay, maybe we need to try this again…I have talked to many, and many have said that a 250cc machine probably isn’t the best choice for me simply because I have substantial riding experience on dirt bikes, and because i am a big guy. In no way do I think that this means that I ‘need’ an R1 or a busa or something like that. For these reasons I have been consistently steered towards the vtwin style 600ish cc bikes, (by people here and else where). Numerous people have said to get an SV, or Ninja 650, both of which seem to be very comparable to the Ducati. However, I find the Ducati to be better looking, and to be more comfortable, so what I was attempting ask was, how is this bike so different? It is a vtwin style sport/standard style bike, it has a more upright riding position, and yes it is the same general cc class. Yes I know ducatis are expensive, and yes they can be problematic to maintain, but being that I know that it seems to be more of my concern than yours. So what am I missing?Or am I just one of those poor lost souls who ‘doesn’t get’ it? Believe me I am not the type of person to do something stupid, and that is why I am asking but everything that I have read, and everything that I have learned and heard says that this bike is really no worse than some of the other choices reccomended. I don’t mean to be argumentative, but it seems like this is an inherent problem with this site. I do not think that I am different or special or will somehow have magic powers that will allow me to learn and progress faster, I also do not view this in anyway as my last bike. I will likely ride this bike for several years, and then get another bike. Please do not be affraid to tell me that this bike is an awful choice, but please do so by giving me actual reasons, rather than linking me to an article when another rider who has been through picking his first bike so he feels that he is superior enough to tell the rest of us how silly we are. I get the point of all of the articles as well as those who posted them (and they are all valid), however, I think that perhaps their answers needed a bit more thought. I started out wanting a 250r, but have since been talked up to a larger bike, which is fine and makes some sense to me but I just need some help clarifying why I am smart for wanting to get an SV or a 650r, but apparently I am an idiot for wanting what seems to be the Japanese twins Italian cousin?
Ok sorry if that came off as an angry rant, didn’t mean it to be, and I appreciate the time that any and all take to respond to this post. Buying the first bike is a real b$tch.
Thanks very much, appreciate all of the advice. I know that the bike would be expensive to insure, but when I looked around it actually was only like 200 more than most of the other bikes I looked at. Oh well, it isn’t gonna be my first bike anyways. Too bad about the Kawasaki, it is such a good looking little bike it just really is little. And the other Kawasakis are just so freaking ugly…oh well. Anyone know if yamaha has any good intro level sport bikes. I know that the R1 and R6 are both way too much but a friend of mine was telling me about a detuned version of the R6 whihc a lot of people he knew started on? Any thoughts?