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post #1 of 9 Old 12-04-2013, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hi ladies,

I just got my motorcycle license and before I go and hit the open road I plan to practice with this ZX6R as much as possible. Small deserted roads, big open parking lots, all the practice I need until I feel REALLY safe (I'm a safety freak and have no shame about it)

But I'm really intimidated and would really like to know other women who ride sportbikes (particularly the ZX6R because that's what I'm considering) . I know there are a lot of warnings for us - and I'm 5'4 so would probably need to lower it - but I just wanted to connect with some women.

Also - I live in Boston. By any chance - do any ladies live in the area?

Thank you for any thoughts/advice/welcome!

I have a lot to learn and I'd love to learn with women!

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-05-2013, 10:36 AM
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Welcome Dee!

Congrats to getting your license and welcome to the addiction. I've been riding now for 6-7 years and pretty much only ride track anymore. You will definitely like the ZX6 if that is what you end up getting, I rode a friends for a few weeks while I was trying to decide as well and ended up going with an 09 r6 instead.

Good luck meeting riders near you, I'm just north of Detroit myself.

If you have any questions; riding, gear, anything at all, let me know and I'll help if I can.


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Hey I'm a guy 5'5 I lowered my 09 1 inch. It's prefect. Just get a 09+ those are the best years and technology. Narrower. To. Not bulky and tank like the previous generation. Just take your time and enjoy
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-05-2013, 12:48 PM
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Not a lady but will say to buy used. Keep it simple and go with a fuel injection model incase you happen to go with the 300 ninja.

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-05-2013, 01:22 PM
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Just saying hi and welcome, don't matter if you're a woman as anyone can ride as long as you keep your head up and have fun
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-05-2013, 01:24 PM
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-09-2013, 12:19 PM
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Hey Dee, Welcome to the forum!

I started on a ninja 250 and then bumped up to an 04 636 but I've ridden a lot of bikes in my time and I still prefer the ZX6R over most others. I'm 5'6 so height hasn't been too much of an issue (unless we are talking about the DRZ which was the only bike I've lowered ha ha). I think you'll enjoy the ZX6R but definitely don't underestimate the power that it has. If you're intimidated, try to avoid people who are ego driven and push you to ride beyond your limits. You're better off riding on your own. When I started riding, I had a mentor but then he moved so I spent most of my time riding solo because I didn't like the mentality of the local club riders.

As a chick, you'll certainly have no trouble finding dudes who want to ride with you, and if they are cool and respectful then right on! It might be harder to find women, especially other women who ride sportbikes. I'm not sure what the scene is there but you might try checking out any local motorcycle forums that exist in your area. Also try checking with your local motorcycle shops. Don't be afraid to ask if there are other women who ride in your area. I used to get calls from my friends at local bike shops pretty frequently letting me know that there is a new chick rider who was asking around about other women to ride with. I always thought that was pretty cool and I always made it a point to put myself out there for other women especially because it can be really intimidating.

One thing you'll learn (hopefully) is that motorcyclists are one big extended family. Of course, there are always the dysfunctional dimwits but I have made a lot of really, really great friends in the time I've spent on two wheels. So hopefully you do too.

Feel free to check out some of the stickied posts in the Motorcycle Talk and other sub-forums. There is a lot of great info here for new riders and a lot of great people to help you get to know your bike a little better.
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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Welcome to the motorcyclist community.

I am not fond of having any new rider learn on a 6r. Everyone is different and a person has to ride whatever is in the budget. Stay within your limits and congrats

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