ive been hear about personal property tax. what is this, when is it paid, how much is it? Do they send you something?
sounds good. I took the bike out for a ride yesterday, and it was still cold. Lol. I'm so ready for spring!well today was ok weather wise, but now they are calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow tonight. man will summer never get hear. im going to get me a snow mobile suit this summer so i can ride all year round in good or bad weather
FZ6 FTWsounds good. I took the bike out for a ride yesterday, and it was still cold. Lol. I'm so ready for spring!
Oh, and I drove over to cape Friday, and looked around the bluff yesterday. I'm considering a new bike I found someone interested in my current one, so if he buys it, I hope to have a new bike march/April/may area, lol...
So far I found two I like, so what do you think?
2009 yamaha FZ6 - Black
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R - Black, or Red
only if you ride both bikes the same way. If you both start at idle with the clutch out, yes the Ninja will beat it off the line. However, if you launch the FZ while holding the revs at 8k and slip the clutch, the horsepower advantage should make the difference right from the start.the 650r is faster off the line due to have more torque BUT the Fz6 is better in the higher rpms. around 7000 so if want that torque go with the 650r OR if you to fly past them down the road its the fz6 all the way.
I kinda like 'em also. Good bang for the buck.My suggestion is a 06-08 650r...but I'm biased a little.
Dru I know you really don't know me very well. I am not all about the sale, all about what the dealership I work for sells, and driven only by what is gonna make me money.Krid, no offense intended but you are like any other person who is in the business in that you would defend/talk up whatever brand of bike you happen to sell. ......
.....Either the FZ6 or the 650r would make a good bike to start with.
Considering your age (and I assume you aren't very large) I would look at the Ninja 250r. Insurance would be much cheaper and they hold their value VERY well.
Dirk, I was hoping you would clarify your position and you did so quite nicely. You are certainly the exception and not the norm and I believe you would agree with me. :cheersDru I know you really don't know me very well. I am not all about the sale, all about what the dealership I work for sells, and driven only by what is gonna make me money.
I work for a Yamaha dealership because I have always loved Yamaha. We also sell Polaris, KTM and Victory. I think KTM's are crazy cool but would not recommend them to someone wanting Japanese style reliabilty. Victory motorcycles are nice and I would recommend them highly because they are insanely reliable but do have a higher maintenance cost than a Yamaha Star motorcycle.
Polaris is my downfall. I really don't like Polaris ATV's. Their quality is ok but in my opinion not on par with the Japanese. Their clutching system on their cvt automatic atv's is quite outdated and seriously sub-par. They do have their strong points: their ride quality and payload is second to none, and for a serious work horse (aside from the clutch) it is quite strong. That said, I would rank atv's in this order for my ownership preference:
7. Arctic Cat
So, Dru, no offense, but please don't discredit my statements based on a job I have. I will use my occupation to assist others but not to try to convince a buyer to buy "brand A" over "brand B" just because we sell "A" even if it is obviously the wrong choice.
All that aside, I agree with the last part of Dru's post. You will be happy with either the Kaw 650 or FZ6, but the Ninja 250 would probably be the best choice if you are inexperienced. And if you shop around for a used 250, you can usually buy one, ride it for a year, and make all your money back when you sell it.
EDIT: sorry, Glen just saw it was Dru