ThedraggyZ wrote:Honestly im gonna be getting a bike in the next week or two and i cant get my mind off the 650r but im tempted to test out the new Honda cbr 250... i didn't really want to go toward the ninja 250 as of my personal taste but... i don't know i really need some help on making a final choice. I have herd people say the 650r is a lot nicer on a new rider than a 600 but still i don't know at all.
LithCS wrote:Bunch of bull really, get what you want, ride it like you want.
I started on a ZX6R (which is now totaled due to a car crashing into me) and got a ZX636R now.
I got my knee down with proper form after 2 hours of owning it. Been riding for little over a year now (excluding riding lessons).
I haven't started on a 125cc, 250cc, 500cc or whatever, prior to taking lessons I've never had any motorized 2 wheeler.
It's the state of mind you need, not experience and/or skill.
If you allow yourself to grow, take some risk, and ride with others/watch others, you'll improve lots. Monkey does as monkeys do.
Perhaps I'm one of the odd-ones out.
ps. Before anyone starts shit like OH BUT YOU GOT YOUR BIKE TOTALED!
No I didn't, a car pulling out in to me, without indicators, mirrorcheck and a phone in his hand totaled it.
RayMan wrote:I'm sorry, but it isn't a state of mind, it is most definitely skill and experience. Sure it can be done, but that doesn't mean it is the best route. The fact is, smaller bikes are more forgiving to beginner mistakes and thus make better bikes to start your riding career out on.
I think the people who scream "omg 600cc bikes = newbie mega-death" are ridiculous, but none the less a supersport simply does not make a very welcoming bike for a new rider.
Having mental maturity will help, but it won't stop you from making some type of error due to lack of experience. And when you make that error, it will be less dangerous on a 250 or a 500 than a 600cc race bike (read LESS dangerious, there is no way to eliminate the danger).
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