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Old 01-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I Ninja 250 is WAY more roomy than a 600 supersport. Way. You could also check out a Ninja 500 or an SV-650.

As a note, amongst the cool kids, a 600 is generally referred to as a "supersport." A 1000 cc is generally referred to as a "superbike" or a "liter bike." Neither supersports or superbikes are good beginner bikes.
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I agree the others who are saying the bikes you are choosing are not the best options.

If you value your dad's opinion I would suggest he go find a 600 and 1000ss to go take a test ride on. The 1000cc bike he started on 20 years ago is far far different then a the 1000cc bikes of today. Also note a 1000cc cruiser is knight and day different then a 1000cc sport bike.

Good luck with whatever bike you find, anything you get will be a risk since riding is a risky adventure. Just understand that some bikes are inherently more risky then others. Risky meaning not that you can't resist doing dumb shit but risky in the sense of you not having the proper reactions to unexpected situations. The smaller cc non race bikes are just flat out more forgiving by a considerable margin.
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Unless you're absolutely HAVE to have a sportbike styled bike, you could also look at the dual sports that are out there. Not sure on the actual peg ergos, but they are much taller bikes and still very agile. The new Suzuki GW250 could also be an option. Pretty sure I read that's going to be a full size bike and just looks like a nice standard. The Hyosung GT250 is also a full-size bike, but I've never seen one so can't tell you how they fit.
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I wonder if we scared the OP away with info he didn't want to hear?

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i am 6'6" get a 250.
you wont be as folded up on it as a 600 or 1000.
if you do not like sport bike ergos then try enduros.

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