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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 06:45 PM
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It is much safer to go from the 650 to the 600 (maybe 50 more horsepower) to the ZX-10R (another maybe 50 horsepower). It will also save you money, especially if you buy a used bike and sell it later for about what you paid for it.

The ZX-10R will probably be very high for insurance until you are about 26 years old.
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good thing I turn 26 in april
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It is much safer to go from the 650 to the 600 (maybe 50 more horsepower) to the ZX-10R (another maybe 50 horsepower). It will also save you money, especially if you buy a used bike and sell it later for about what you paid for it.

The ZX-10R will probably be very high for insurance until you are about 26 years old.
safer?
so more hp makes something less safer?
and where is he going to buy a bike from a dealer and sell it for what he paid for it later?
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safer?
so more hp makes something less safer?
and where is he going to buy a bike from a dealer and sell it for what he paid for it later?
Actually yes a lower hp bike will typically be more forgiving of a mistake, and he said buy a used bike.


Also, "less safer" WTF?

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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Actually yes a lower hp bike will typically be more forgiving of a mistake, and he said buy a used bike.


Also, "less safer" WTF?
If I crash my 250 at 60 mph, that will be more forgiving than crashing my 14 at 60 mph?
Tell me how the op is going to buy a used bike?
the op has no money to put down so he's buying a used bike from a dealer.
It helps to stay on track of the original story instead venturing off into what WE would do.
And yes, less safer. It's the American version.

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now that the op's head is spinning
This is what I would do in your situation since you have no money and you won't have to worry about selling or trading up.
Buy a brand new zx14r. It has the various power modes so you'll be safer.
You'll get a 1 year warranty.
Then put your insurance premium on your credit card.
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its not the bike that matters really its the rider. you can have a guy riding a 1000 safely, and you can have an idiot riding a 300 reckless. they both have enough power to have fun and both have enough power to do something dumb.
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Dude... hate to break it to you, but as a 21 year old... you aint getting a loan on a motorcycle from any bank.
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Dude... hate to break it to you, but as a 21 year old... you aint getting a loan on a motorcycle from any bank.
I got one at 18...

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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If I crash my 250 at 60 mph, that will be more forgiving than crashing my 14 at 60 mph?
Tell me how the op is going to buy a used bike?
the op has no money to put down so he's buying a used bike from a dealer.
It helps to stay on track of the original story instead venturing off into what WE would do.
And yes, less safer. It's the American version.
More forgiving of a mistake means less likely to crash, hence safer. Not the severity of the accident should he crash.

Conversations evolve.

And OP has been advised to save for the bike, rather than buying on credit.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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