when i began to look for a bike to ride because of the high gas prices. between the bimmer and the explorer, fillin up to 20 gallon tanks was not pleasant. anyways. i was lookin at the new 250's, and at 210 lbs, some guys at work were like. uh, you don't want something that small, it will strugle and you'll be pissed because lack of power. so went to the dealer, looked around. told the guy what i wanted, and it basically came to this. his words. since your new at ridding, and we don't have any 250's in and it would be a couple of months for any new ones get here. so you can get a zx6r, and it's not forgiveing. twist the throtle too much and you'll be sorry. however the 500 is very forgiving. the only way to pop up the front tire is to stand on the back pegs and give it full gas. lol.
and just about all new riders drop their bikes. and you would much prefer to drop a 3k bike over a 10k bike. i was sold. i do love my 500. and the 230 miles to a tank gas.
The more you complain, the longer
God makes you live. SPHOBA #00002