Hi all, just registered after spending a month reading these boards. I will be getting my motorcycle license soon, already have a car license but didnt quite like cars cost amd freedom wise. Long story short a friend took me on the back of his Ninja 400.
If you have been reading the boards for a few months now then you will have seen hundreds of threads that start out by saying the exact same thing. In which case you already have your answer.
Now comes a point where I must choose my own first bike. I have never ridden a bike before except for learning and getting the bike license. I am 6'1 and weigh at 240 pounds. So advice me between a 250r or a 650r
This too sounds familiar. Your weight and height really arent an issue what stands out is Now comes a point where I must choose my own first bike. I have never ridden a bike before except for learning and getting the bike license.
Some points to consider, from most of the places my house is 35km of highway.
Not a point to consider at all, as has already been said by one of my learned friends here the 250 (or 300 if you go for a new one) will get you where youre going to legally just as fast and safer than anything else.
Also moneu is not an issue.
A good reason to go for a new 300 in stead of a second hand 250.
I will admit I tend to get a little throttle/pedal heavy at times. I have looked at a 2002 250r with 16k km for 2,000 USD. Another 650r 2009 for 5,000 USD.
A good reason to go for a 50cc until you learn to control that throttle.
Another point to note is that for the first year I will have a probationary license, which means no fast lane or going above 70km/h legally. Would be nice to get some help and views. Also what to look for when buying a second hand bike? Thanks!
I think the answers to this point is covered above quite nicely.
If you're still not sure here's a taste of reality for you.