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Old 07-26-2009, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by lild View Post
you could check out the 250's, very small, light, and low on power. you can get a 250cc in cruiser style bike or sport bike. i have a 06 kawasaki ninja 500. got it for 3600. i've enjoyed. the nice thing is it's carburated, so it's easy to work on.
The thing about 250s is that unless you're under 150lbs you'll get tired of it very quickly. I say that because of this: even if you never plan on exceeding 100mph, the time it takes to get up to speed is pretty long if you don't redline it in every gear. I found driving my friends 08 Ninja 250 to be very scary for that reason. Interstate driving often requires a lot of lane switching/slowing/speeding up, and if you're bike doesn't have the power to get you moving you'll be in trouble sooner or later. A lot of my friends started on 250s and intended to keep them for a long time, but ditched them in under 1 year. I started on a CBR 600 F2 and rode that for two years, great bike. If you respect the bike you can start on just about anything.

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