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View Poll Results: Which bike do you recommend for a n00b
ninja 250/300 29 80.56%
Ninja 650 1 2.78%
honda cbr 500 4 11.11%
ducati monster 696 1 2.78%
street triple 0 0%
BMW gs 650 1 2.78%
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You're at least better off than the kids financing a $9000 GSXR600 for their first bike.

What you've got going for you
#1 MSF and desire to be well-read
#2 Willing to start on an actual beginner's bike

Insurance on a used 250 isn't that much, so I'm not sure what kind of awakening you're in for, but I don't think it'll be all that rude.
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if you dont have the money in your bank account, dont count on being able to buy a bike, insurance, gear and training.
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I have money in my bank account, I'm starting on a small bike I have a job
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Gman, what bike are you leaning towards now?

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I guess the ninja 300 since I read somewhere starting small will make you a more skillful rider and starting on like a 848 will make you afraid of the bike and not develope skills as well or as quickly. Plus the ninja 300 looks amazing.

And thanks I joined the forum last year when I was 100% set on a street triple then some stuff came up so I had to wait another year. But now I don't have that my dream bike has to be my frist bike mentality.
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I guess the ninja 300 since I read somewhere starting small will make you a more skillful rider and starting on like a 848 will make you afraid of the bike and not develope skills as well or as quickly. Plus the ninja 300 looks amazing.
now I don't have that my dream bike has to be my frist bike mentality.
Yea I hear ya. One way to look at it can be, by getting experience on a beginner type bike, you will be able to enjoy your dream bike that much more.

Yea man the ninja 300 is awesome! I saw one a the dealer last week.
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What gear r u thinking about?

If your buying new get the dealer to throw in some gear with the bike. I would recommend helmet and boots.

Jacket, pants and gloves can be found on Craigslist easily.
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You can get a used good condition 250 for half the price of a new 300.

The 300 is better, but not doubly so.
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If your buying new get the dealer to throw in some gear with the bike. I would recommend helmet and boots.

Jacket, pants and gloves can be found on Craigslist easily.
Gear I don't need gear.

Just kidding um I've been looking around I'm gonna get something snell or euro spec. I wanna get like racing boots and racing suit but that would be after I ride for a while. Any recommendations where I can get jackets and riding pants on close out.


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