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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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New member here. I am from WA state and absolutely love riding. I first did BMX at 4 years of age and have been hooked ever since. I've now done motorcross for several years, and at least think I can control a bike.

I am looking to get a sport bike and wanted your input as I have no clue. I've done research but being that I'm not exactly a beginner I'm stuck in a middle ground.

I want to buy a used bike, but I really am set on a sport bike. This would not be for primarily for commuting, although I would use it for commuting sometimes as I have a car as well. I was thinking a used GSX-R750 would be a great place to start. The only bike I've actually rode was a SV1000 that belongs to my father. What do you guys think about a GSX-R750 for a first bike? I would like to spend under 7k.

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My thoughts... exactly.
LOL seriously....

I've never been on dirt but I know that knowing how to handle a sliding bike puts you at a big advantage if and when things happen. You're not exactly a beginner either. I'd say your cool as long as you take it easy. Don't you motocross riders go crazy on your bikes? If you try that on a 750........................... not good.

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Ummm, no.

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I'm not exactly a beginner I'm stuck in a middle ground
you're not a complete noob, but you are still a beginner. the motocross experience helps a bit, but not as much as you think.

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The only bike I've actually rode was a SV1000 that belongs to my father
A gsxr-750 is going to be a lot faster than your dad's SV1000, it'll also be harder to control because of its quick steering and stronger brakes. You should look for something less crazy. How 'bout an SV650?

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Stickies are awesome.

250 or 500 bud.

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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.

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A GSXR750? hummmmmmmmmmm... nervous bike with quick steering, lots of power and strong brakes...
As long as you respect the beast... even though... it may surprise you quickly...

***I would not recommend it as a first street bike

That's your choice

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On a side note, you're probably wanting the 750 because you think you're above 600's because of fools who say "you'll get bored of 600 quick."

Don't listen to those fools, they only know how to ride in a straight line.

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Ninja 250,300 or CBR500.

If you think you can outgrow those in no time then don't waste your time convincing us about any supersport bike. Hell might as well just go to a superbike or hypersport bike.

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It really depends how skilled you are and none of us can tell you that. I would say a 650 or 600 might be a good idea depending on your current skill level, if you were really into mx.
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We're not being rude bud. But it seems like we answer this question 5 times a day.

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