I am a new rider and not sure what Bike I want I really like the new 04 750 Gixxer but everyone is telling me to start with a 600 and I have road a 600 and not feeling it they don't have the power I want what would someone recommend me?
First off, Im giving you constructive crtisism(sp?) so dont get defensive.
If your a new rider how do you know that a 600 is not enough power despite the fact that you have rode it. Do you realise(sp?) that the 600's now are lighter and faster than they have ever been. 600's are cranking the same or more than what the 1000's use to put out 6-8 years ago.
Your going to do what you want to do because its your money, bottom line, but you came in asking for advice so here it is.
Start with something small, Katana 600, Ninja 500, or 250. Yeah there not "bad ass" or look as "cool"
but you will gain alot of knowledge and experience on a smaller bike. Think about it like this, a 2003 gixxer 750 is crankin 127hp at the rear wheel, a 2003 or earlier year model Katana 600 is putting out about 80 - 85 hp. You being a inexperienced rider say you make a "rookie" mistake which you will, I promise. The accident will be more extreme on the 750 vs the Katana, or any other class of a smaller bike.
99% of the peeps in here started out on small bikes and worked there way up. Dont be fool yourself into thinking you can handle an R bike. I have read to many stories about inexperienced riders getting on 750+ bikes. You dont want to be another story.
Oh yeah and ALWAYS WEAR YOUR GEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minnimal protection is helmet, gloves, and a jacket. Your getting ready to partake in a sport or hobby(whatever you want to call it, I call it a lifestyle) that you must accept the fact that one day you will hit the asphalt, it might not be your fault, or it might be your fault, point is though, YOU WILL HIT THE ASPAHLT ONE DAY. So make sure your dressed for it.
There are two types of riders, those that have been down, and those that are going down.
Ok im done.