So I've been riding for about 2.5years on a ninja 250, mostly every day from home to work and most weekends on a ride out to the mountains. As a commuter, I love the 250. Its very easy in traffic and has been a good bike to learn on as I am sure i would have been in way too much trouble if I learnt on a bigger bike. Riding a 250 for almost three years, with the occasional ride on a 600 of my father. Do you guys think its wise to upgrade to the Z1000. I am not upgrading to the Z1000 to say that I have a 1L or anything of sort. I've been keeping an eye on this bike since i got the 250... and with the way the 2014 and up model looks, i dont think there is a better looking z1000 out there.
Question to you guys, is going from a 250 to a 1L after only 2.5 years on a 250 too little time? Should i first go to a 600 for a while?
It was refreshing to read this, congrats for being sensible and asking advice/opinion from others about & before stepping up CCs.
You already have experience of a 600 (riding your father's bike!) and you will of course have respected both the power and probably more importantly, the fact that it is/was not your own machine
My opinion is as follows...Bigger bikes are actually easier to ride. They are better balanced, have better brakes, gear boxes, throttle delivery; the list goes on; BUT, just like the famous line from Spiderman, "With great power, comes great responsibility!"
If you ride with this in mind & ride with your head & not your ego , I think you will be fine stepping up.