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If you've raced motocross, then you've watched a grown adult get hurt screwing around on a 65. GSXR's are to new street riders what 65's are to motocross racers.
I think if you're racing a modern four stroke, you'll probably be bored of a Ninja 250 in no time. That said, I'm always one to preach its your first bike, not your last. But if that's a bit more time than you care to take, I would at least look for a bike with a steel frame.
Though you'll probably not want to hear it, you should consider a DRZ400sm. It's slow and it's a pig, but it's a lot of fun. It'll definitely ease the transition to sportbike riding.
We're not being rude bud. But it seems like we answer this question 5 times a day.
I first off want to say thank you all for all the input, I greatly appreciate it.
The reason I was looking at the gsx-r 750 is because I will be able to use it for a long time. I've always thought it made more sense to buy what you'll want down the road as opposed to something cheaper to start with, lower over all financial investment that way.
I'm hearing that the 750 is far too much power for a first time owner. So would it be a smart move to get a gsx-r600, or would a sv650 suffice?
I want the ability to put the bike exactly where I want it and have complete control, and I know you can do that with a gsx-r. I don't want a grand tourer, I don't want a commuter, I want a sport bike that doesn't mess around. Would something like the sv650 be able to keep that standard? If not, what bikes would you all recommend?
Again, thanks for all the input guys, I really do appreciate it. I hope you all have a great evening!
No offense taken, I can definitely understand that you'll probably get bored of questions like this. I'm a huge computer guy and I know they get boring quick, but it is definitely a cycle, and in my opinion it promotes new users to stay.
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Why are we getting so many special snowflakes at the end of the riding season?
I have an idea, I'll get a KTM 500 XC‑W for my first dirt bike! I've been riding street for a while, and my SV has twice as much power, I'll be fine on the wimpy KTM!
If I were in your shoes I'd go for a sv650, 650r (the new ones are sexy as fuck too .. although most would argue a new bike is a poor first bike choice) or a not-so-crazy-and-aggressive 600cc (fz6, fz6r, older 600s, etc).
If you wanna be really smart about it I think you should get a slightly used 2011 650R (which still looks awesome IMO) and ride the wheels off it for a fraction of the price. This way you have something that's both new, not so expensive and a great match for your skill set. Keep in mind people race these things so no, you will not be bored with it.
But just so I blend in before I get skinned alive - 250 or you D I E!
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