I agree!!Originally posted by garry
I think the ZX-6R is a bad choice for a first bike. It's a street-legal race bike, not a bike to learn on. It's WAY too easy for a beginner to let their speed exceed their skill level. You can crash on anything, but it's way easier to get in over your head on a sportbike.
My advice is to get something slow, used and with little plastic to break when he crashes (and he will). Learning to ride a slow bike fast will make your son a much better rider. Commonly recommended first bikes are Ninja 250, EX500, and Suzuki GS500. If your son is tall, the Suzuki DRZ400SM (a supermotard bike) makes a great first bike. Fun, cool looking and you can RAIL in the corners on it if you've got the skills. Other more forgiving sporty bikes include the Suzuki SV650 and perhaps even the new Kawi 650.
Yeah, and how many 16 year old KIDS do you know that are mature enough for that kind of power...cause I don't know too many myself. I would never put my kid on something like that. I don't care what anyone says, you will never convince me that a child can or should be put in that situation. Hell, put a kid behind the wheel of a car and it's bad enough, now you want to put them on a race ready bike. No disrespect but this is something I feel very strongly about. Peace!Originally posted by jaybyrd
it is not the bike but the rider if he can understand the danger of twisting the throttle he can ride anything imo it is all training and understanding make listen to the keith codes cd before he rides and take slow