Brian should give his 600 starter speech anytime now2k1bullitt said:Everywhere I've been I keep reading the 250 a great newbie bike. Don't know if this is the right place to post this thread (pardon the ignorance moderators). Taking the MSF this weekend and looking for a used Ninja 250.
Your wish is my command...R1Elvis said:Brian should give his 600 starter speech anytime now
A 250 or 500 would be a great starter bike. Good luck at the MSF class and welcome to the Las Vegas Board.
You forgot Chuck's 250 man.. That is still in my garage..evildead said:If you'd like, I'd be happy to let you ride Mandy's EX500, Don's 636, Lloyd's R1 or Ben's RC51. I'm sure they wouldn't mind. You can't ride my bike though.
I learned how to ride on a F2 - it has a nice stable feel to it and enough power that you wont out grow it in a month.evildead said:In my opinion, the F2 is a perfect starter bike. While powerful for its day and still dangerous for a stupid person (stupid people should even be allowed to be mopeds, let alone a motorcycle) it is not anywhere near as fast as a current year 600 of any flavor.
The F2 has very good suspension and brakes, comparable to current sportbikes. The seating ergonomics are comfortable and friendly. You don't have to stretch far for the handlebars nor are your legs cramped with high set footpegs.
It has enough power to keep you happy for a couple years, while you'll get bored with a Ninja 250 or 500 within a few months.
The bottom line is get what you're comfortable riding. If you feel a 600 is too much for you, it probably is.
Or, if you buy all the bullshit.. Man, you will be focked for life.Clayface said:I learned how to ride on a F2 - it has a nice stable feel to it and enough power that you wont out grow it in a month.
As for who to ride with - show up for the BBQ on Sat and listen to these guys and girls talk about riding, there is a lot of experience in this group, and they will be happy to "tell you" how to ride.