Originally Posted by thatguyx
no FZ6 on the list? I know a certain section of this forum will be chiming in any time now. But from a personal experience, I think it's a good bike. close to along the lines of the SV650. However being an I-4 could lead to some trouble. Fuel injection and throttle response are a bit notchy, as well as an abnormal friction zone on the clutch.
Although the FZ6 is a popular bike on this forum, I think it's safe to say that it's not a very good starter bike because of its power output. It's still a 600cc engine, and it still puts out close to 100hp.
I'm very happy to see more people debating on which bikes are beginner bikes! I'll have the thread updated with more bikes today if I can.