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....but upon shopping around for insurance I realized that it would actually be cheaper for me to insure a 2001 cbr 600 than any 650 (my agent is new to motorcycle insurance so she thinks a 600 has less power than a 650 :p)...
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does it matter if she has a clue or not? If she has put the bike into her system and given me that quote, I don't understand how it can change when my term begins...she is not an agent's assistant, she is her own agent. This is with state farm btw.
This is my first post on the site so would just like to introduce myself and try to get some opinions on my choices for a first bike. I have read a TON of threads over the past year or so about what is the best bike for a beginner. I budgeted myself about 5000 for both the bike and insurance for the first year (as I am still a 21 year old university student, living in Toronto). I originally had my heart set on a used 2009 hyosung gt250r or used sv650, but upon shopping around for insurance I realized that it would actually be cheaper for me to insure a 2001 cbr 600 than any 650 (my agent is new to motorcycle insurance so she thinks a 600 has less power than a 650 :p). So now my options are to spend 2400 per year to insure a 600, or 1300 per year to insure the 250. I have rode trail bikes since the age of 13 (honda crf230 mostly) so I was wondering if the 250 would be somewhat underpowered for highway and open road riding.
Thanks for the help everyone!
I've looked at both, and they are definitely the ideal bike for me, but I can only afford about 5k including insurance.
The 250 is obviously a better choice for a starter bike than the 600... But why the Hyosung? Look for a Kawasaki Ninja 250 or Honda CBR 250.
I can only remember one time when someone here told us they loved their Hyosung and it was a great bike... Then a few months later he posted a thread about the engine 'blowing up' on a road trip leaving him stranded hundreds of miles from home. I've never personally even seen a Hyosung, but from all the reviews and personal experiences I've read online, I wouldn't even consider spending my money on one.
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