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post #31 of 201 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, a tiny adjustment to the hyosung gt250r entry maybe; one main problem I've felt and also heard from a few riders is the weight, a dry weight of almost 400 pounds is hard to justify for a 250cc bike and can be challenging for smaller and lighter beginners especially when the ninjette is 50 - 60 pounds lighter. I'd add that on the disadvantage list and remove the questionable reliability entry because its been proven again and again by riders and mechanics that hyosung bikes are just as reliable as the more known manufacturer. Its true in their first few years of operation early in the decade they had a few lemons and a few pissed off customers but with major improvements coupled with the two year warranty no rider should be afraid of it breaking down on them any more than the next honda or suzuki.
Nice. This is the kind of information that I'm looking for! Honest info from people that actually ride the bikes listed. Thanks

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Yep, a tiny adjustment to the hyosung gt250r entry maybe; one main problem I've felt and also heard from a few riders is the weight, a dry weight of almost 400 pounds is hard to justify for a 250cc bike and can be challenging for smaller and lighter beginners especially when the ninjette is 50 - 60 pounds lighter. I'd add that on the disadvantage list and remove the questionable reliability entry because its been proven again and again by riders and mechanics that hyosung bikes are just as reliable as the more known manufacturer. Its true in their first few years of operation early in the decade they had a few lemons and a few pissed off customers but with major improvements coupled with the two year warranty no rider should be afraid of it breaking down on them any more than the next honda or suzuki.
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What about adding the Honda Hawk as a good (used) starter bike?
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Good idea. I'll add that some time tonight. Anyone have any insight on the basic pros and cons of the bike? Info like what denizined gave would be great.

EDIT: Still focusing on newer bikes for now I think. The Hawk hasn't been in production since 1992.

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Hey. . I'm planning to get a sportsbike. But i'm pretty confused which one.

1) TZM 150

2) Honda SP 150

3) Aprilia RS 125

3) KRR 150

4) The new Yamaha 125cc

I want the bike to have gd fuel consumption & looks . .

I'm a newbie about bikes so hope some / any of you can help me out with it.

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Most of the people here live in the US(or canada), as do I. I have no idea which bike would be better. The only bike of those that I've ever SEEN has been the Aprilia.

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There's also numerous cruisers that could be possible, if you want to add them

I myself am (now) looking at the Vulcan 500 and the V Star (650) Custom
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I could be mistaken, but my understanding is that neither the Aprilia RS50 nor the RS125 are available in the US.
Both are available. One of my friends has the RS50 and I just saw a RS125 on the highway today.

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I didnt see it mentioned so I figured I would point out a couple things for ya:


The Vstrom has the sv650 motor, slightly retuned for more midrange, but essentially, the same numbers.

The Versys has the 650r motor, again, slightly retuned.

Both of those bikes are on the taller side, and may be intimidating for new riders who need to be able to slap down both feet, flat. On the other hand, they do give a very commanding view of traffic.

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Also might want to list the Bandit 400. While not an really common bike, I still see them pop up every now and then. Inline 4, 400ccs lays down about 60hp, which is on the upper end of the spectrum for a starter bike, but less than an sv650. Naked, so no fairing to worry about, and a bullet proof engine. Good lil bikes.

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What would be a better bike to start with a 2005 KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR 125cc or a 2008 ninja 250. I and my wife like the sport style better. I want what’s best to learn on. When my wife gets enough experience I already got an extra 2008 zzr600 but I don’t think she should start with it. Please let me know out of these two what is better…Thanks
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This thread should be stickied.
Absolutely.

Everyone has their own opinions, and TwoColor isn't going to please everyone, but come on the guy did this on his own with the sole goal of helping people new to our beloved lifestyle. Good job bro.


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Whatever happened to your basic UJM?

Most of those make great bikes, even the larger displacement motors.
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This thread really needs to be stickied!

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