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post #1 of 63 Old 07-26-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Beginner question

Ive never ridden a motorcycle nor a dirt bike and i still have to get my motorcycle license but I think I'll do quite well learning. I don't think I'll have a problem riding it, my only fear it it being too heavy when I'm at a stop light and dropping it. I'm 150lbs at 5'8 and I know they range from 375-451lbs (250r-zx10)

I'm looking to trade my current car for a bike and I got an offer for a 2005 ninja zx10... Would that be too much for a first time rider

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2005 ninja zx10... Would that be too much for a first time rider

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+1000000000000 ^^^^

YEP YEP YEP....... Waaaaaayyyyyyyy too much for someone that has never ridden.
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No Please not a ZX-10. You said it already you don't have any motorcycle experience. OR if you want your family to be wealthy after you get a bike, follow what M.O.M. said and get a life insurance and put your love ones name as the beneficiary! LOL!
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Hell yeah bro. Way to much power especially if you have never rode. Im still paying of my cousin for crashing his ducati. That was the first bike i drove and it was way to much at the time.
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Ok lol point proven. I know a 250 would be great but what about the zx6 or 650 models?
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IMO, don't worry about looks for your first bike. Find an older ZX6R (maybe not even this), ZX600R, ZX600E, EX500, GS500 and get some saddle time under your belt. Then move up.



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Have you even taken the MSF class yet? If not take it bro. It would help.
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i had no experience, took msf, and bought a 636, but im also 230 lbs and 6'4, start on a 250, then when you get comfortable, sell it buy a zx6r
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way too much. i dont see why you would drop it at a stoplight if its standing upright!

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i had no experience, took msf, and bought a 636, but im also 230 lbs and 6'4, start on a 250, then when you get comfortable, sell it buy a zx6r
+1. I went straight from MSF to an 09 ZX6R, but I'm 6' 190lbs. Plus the bike was lowered when I got it.

You will have a better idea when you get through the MSF. You will want to get a bike of any kind. Start with a 250, parallel twin 650, or even a detuned 4 like the FZ6R.

Personally, I would go with the Ninja 250 or 650 since they both look good, are real narrow in the seat which is good, and you can resell them whenever you're ready to. Whatever you do have fun, be safe, and ATGATT.
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Ok lol point proven. I know a 250 would be great but what about the zx6 or 650 models?
If you're going to go big a non R would be better.
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is that first post serious

get a piece of sheet 250r and learn the ropes. then upgrade when ready.
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If you were to get a ZX10 and have no motorcycle experience...You'd do one of two things. You'd either scare yourself and not want to ride anymore. Or you'd kill yourself and never ride/drive again.

If you don't have ANY motorcycle experience get a 250 or somethin'. Then when you're very comfortable you can test ride a larger bike, and go from there.

Good luck.

Even some dirt bike experience is helpful.

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