I have a 1981 Honda CB450 i bought to learn on... sold my modded 1989 Kawasaki ZX6 last weekend to a friend after owning it for only 3 days, i just bought it because it was too good of a deal i figured i would buy it and resell it and make some money... i've been saving up for a while so right now i'm shopping for a bike anything i can get a good deal on thats 600-1000cc but preferably a 700/750cc, going to check out a few this week
I want a bike, but my girl keeps bitchin bout it. Its understandable her step brother died in an accident, and her best friend brother died also. So it's kinda hard to persuade her to change her mind... but I still want one.
GETTING ONE THIS MONTH!! so excited, thinking of the F4i, gsxr600 or R6... maybe even the kawi zx6r... but regardless, middle of this month, any suggestions from the more experienced and knowledgeable riders out there? i only get advice from the people i know and with me and my roommate both getting one each this month, that makes our crew a strong 12... all different colors (eventually)... can't wait!
is this goin to be your first bike? if so any one of those would be a bad idea...especially the R6, subframe is permenantly connected to the main frame so when you drop it(and you ARE going to crash if its your first) theres a much larger chance of the bike being totaled... i wouldnt' put that kind of money into a first bike, if indeed this will be your first, if it is get a 1988-1994 Kawasaki ZX6 or a Yamaha FZR600, by far the best two beginner bikes... if this isn't your first bike and you've got some riding experience under your belt i say the gsx-r600 hands down
it is gonna be my first bike, i would get a used one but i dont work and the only way i can get one is by financing a new one and with all the deals going on rite now, i dont wanna miss out... so the r6 is a bad firsdt bike eh? wut do u think about the zx6r then? thinking of getting that cuz there are already 2 gsxr600's in the crew and no kawi let alone a kawi green bike... i dunno, ur making me feel nervous del la soul kekeke
I agree with Del La Sol I would try to get a used bike as your first bike. I work as a loan officer at a credit union and we still do loans for used bikes. I learned on a fzr600. and now that I ride my f4i there is a huge difference between the two bikes. If you drop a new bike it is going to cost a lot to fix. And most people drop there bike within the first few years of rideing. Just how most people stall their car when learning to drive stick. I would also recommened taking a motorcycle school. I took the msf class it helped a lot. You can sometimes get deals on motorcycle insurance. Out of the choices you listed for bikes I would recommened the kaw, then the honda, the yamaha and last the gixxer, save this one for once you get some experience. Or maybe look a a few year old honda f3 or so. That may also be a good bike to learn on.
personally i love gixxers but i'd go with the zx6r... theres "good" deals on bikes every spring and summer but their not always so good, you can end up payin alot over the long term, also if you finance you will have to get full coverage insurance, thats gonnne be more than the bike payment... if i was you, i'd bite the bullet and put away a good part of every paycheck, if you really want a bike then it wont be a problem, i literally probably spend 20$ out of every paycheck and even though i thought the day would never get here, now i have plenty of money to buy a bike in cash and it seems like it was just yesterday i started saving... but if you can't wait, get a personal loan and get a bike 4,000$ or under, you can find some great bikes for 3,500$ maybe a 90-96 somethin doesn't sound so great, but even a 93' somethin with a few mods can really turn heads when you see it in person... just my two cents, not tryin to put you down or nothin, actually if i didn't have to get full coverage insurance on a loan i would probably be ridin on a 99' gixxer right now, but i'm gonna do this right from the begginning, takin my MSF course next week or the week after whichever has a opening
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