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#1 sr20det_eagle

  • Joined:29-July 04
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:23 AM

Hey guys,

Seems to be a few riders around so i was wanting to get your opinions on what I should do...

So i've already got my full bike license but never got around to getting a bike. Haven't ridden anything for about 10 months
Basically I was using a mates bike until he sold it...

So my question is do i just go out and get a mid range bike say 600cc or get more of an entry level bike again to get the skills back up to par?

Bikes that I was looking at were R6 or GSXR600. wouldn't go any higher than that.
Or get a Hyo or Ninja 250 for a 6 months or so then upgrade?

Thoughts?

#2 Danny_S15

  • Joined:26-March 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:nissan 200sx s15 spec s gt

Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:48 PM

go the 600 straight away and just treat it with respect. you're wasting money going anything smaller cos it's just boring as shit. if you feel you're the type to try and show off in front of your mates, then get a ninja, if you believe you are reasonably responsible, just jump onto the 600. obviously for you to have your full license you have handled bikes before

#3 TougeR34

  • Joined:01-October 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:R34 GTT

Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:57 PM

if you've ridden before.. go straight to the 600/750.

after 1 month on my L's on a 250, I was riding a 600 at the track.

Just need to CONSTANTLY remember the throttle is completely different to a learner bike, you cant just go 0-full throttle.

2-3 mm of twist will make you hold on to your pants :)

#4 -Gaz-

  • Joined:18-June 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:CBR, S14

Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:16 PM

If you like shit bikes, yeah get a 250 or a Hyo hahahha other wise, as said. 600 (or bigger) + Respect = Good times :D



p.s no offense to 18le and Bluey :hug:

#5 sr20det_eagle

  • Joined:29-July 04
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:31 PM

I am responsible on the bike so not the type to show off infront of mates at all.

Really keen to jump onto a 600, just gotta find a decent one I guess.
Preferences between R6, GSXR600 or CBR600? What are some other suggestions?

#6 -Gaz-

  • Joined:18-June 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:CBR, S14

Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:58 PM

You will be happy with any of the above. I have a CBR600RR Nams has a R6, Gixxers are an awesome bike. Cant go wrong with

any of them. The thing I like about bigger bikes is the braking and there more stable.....and of course, speed + response and

being able to do over a 100kays in first is where it's at :)

Welcome to the Bike section too dude. :D

Eidt - If you dont like the riding position of super sports bikes, FZ1 is the only way to fly (unless your a motard guy )....and there cheap.

Super sport ftw tho hahahhaha

#7 18LE

  • Joined:10-November 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:zx10r

Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:21 PM

Anything will be fine as long as you treat the throttle with respect so get whatever you want and take it easy for a while

#8 Bluey

  • Joined:09-April 05
  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:VW Polo GTi

Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:15 PM

View Post-Gaz-, on 17 November 2010 - 02:16 PM, said:


p.s no offense to 18le and Bluey :hug:

None taken :thumbsup:

Backing what everyone else says, Im on a LAMS 650 and am itching to derestrict it on they sly.

#9 Flying180

  • Joined:29-March 05
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

600 definitely.


And Super Sports bike FTW.

Personally i like the R6 and the GSXR600/750..

#10 sr20det_eagle

  • Joined:29-July 04
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:32 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

I've always liked the R6 and the GSXR

Gotta start looking around for a decent one. I think i'll just stick to the dealerships and get a "discount" on gear etc.

Just had a mate speak to me and said not to worry about a road bike and just get a dirt bike instead, wr450f.
In the end i think the cash flow will decide for me...

#11 RubyRS4

  • Joined:05-August 08
  • Car:Stagea

Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:18 PM

View Postsr20det_eagle, on 17 November 2010 - 02:31 PM, said:

I am responsible on the bike so not the type to show off infront of mates at all.

Really keen to jump onto a 600, just gotta find a decent one I guess.
Preferences between R6, GSXR600 or CBR600? What are some other suggestions?

Thats good to hear. Normally I would recommend you go back to a LAMS approved bike to re-learn your craft ... but 250s etc are almost as costly as a decent 600. So economically, you are better off getting a 600, and just take it easy with the learning curve.

Depending on your size/weight/frame you might find the R6 a little too much on the wrists, especially if you are taking long rides. The ZX6Rs etc are a little unbalanced for my liking (chassis doesn't do it for me, nor the brakes), but both the CBR and GSXR 600s are very good to ride. I would suggest the GSXR 600 2001-onwards as the throttle isn't as snatchy, especially if you fit a TRE. But I'm a bit biased as I use to race the GSXR600.

But also don't rule out the Kwaka ZX7 or ZXR750. They are still an under-estimated bike, with lots of cheap ones around in good nick (as long as you sync the carbies) and love track days. Enough power to keep you happy, without getting you into trouble. And if you're a short-ass, you'll reach the ground with ease. Anyone who's ridden an RGV would be familiar with the riding position.

What sort of $ do you have to spend? Dealerships will always cost you more, and finance thru them is ridiculous on interest. For the same coin, you can buy low km used, more than decent bike gear, and freight it if its interstate. That'll open up your options and bargaining power. Need any help just PM me, as I have friends in a few shops I can bargain with.

Ruby

#12 Vincent--TT

  • Joined:10-May 08
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:15000+ rpm

Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:23 AM

600 mate

i havent been riding over years.
i got a RS125 riding for a week just as a practice ride...then bought a 99 R6 ....
love the R6. 600 has better brakes, acceleration, weight more...
if u can control yourself (not losing your license), bigger bike is ideal.

espically, 250cc is unreasonably priced...because of the LAM law.

#13 GetNkD

  • Joined:18-October 10
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:JDM S15 Spec R

Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:26 AM

View Post18LE, on 17 November 2010 - 03:21 PM, said:

Anything will be fine as long as you treat the throttle with respect so get whatever you want and take it easy for a while


i agree. 250 will bore u. 600+ now thats riding :)

#14 spoont

  • Joined:18-March 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:mark II , JZZ30

Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:50 PM

r1 is the coot
why pussy foot around with a jammed up 600 go 1000 and u dont havta keep upgrading

but again if ur learning it may not be such a good idea lol

#15 fatpol

  • Joined:06-July 07
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx type X

Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:00 AM

Mate its not what you ride its how you ride, if you going to do stupid shit then 25cc will kill you.

#16 Vincent--TT

  • Joined:10-May 08
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:15000+ rpm

Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:43 AM

View Postfatpol, on 16 March 2011 - 10:00 AM, said:

Mate its not what you ride its how you ride, if you going to do stupid shit then 25cc will kill you.


That's damn true.
Just behave and be safe...600 yo

#17 spoont

  • Joined:18-March 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:mark II , JZZ30

Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:45 PM

600cc bikes are for pussys who dont use the throttle

and yes it is what u ride and yes it is how u ride its 50.50 and if u disagree then ur just trying to play the moral highgrounds card

riding like a squid is just plain boring

#18 GetNkD

  • Joined:18-October 10
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:JDM S15 Spec R

Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:47 PM

go 600, u'll soon get accustomed to the power.

R6 all the way :thumb:

#19 bloodzkull

  • Joined:14-January 04
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:92 r32 gtr skyline. 85 single cab 4wd hulix (vn v6) and a 71 datsun 1600

Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:46 PM

View Postspoont, on 16 March 2011 - 06:45 PM, said:

600cc bikes are for pussys who dont use the throttle

and yes it is what u ride and yes it is how u ride its 50.50 and if u disagree then ur just trying to play the moral highgrounds card

riding like a squid is just plain boring

you have a lot to learn.

there's more to bikes then straight line stuff, and thise is where the 600/750's show the reasoning behind buying them

p.s it's spelt "you" and "you're"

#20 RimmaImpuh

  • Joined:05-February 18
  • Car:United States

Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

I ditched the car for the bike. Im going to upgrade the bike shortly and Ive forgotten about cars. Its only when I hang around mates still into cars that I consider getting another one but that only lasts 30 mins. I think of upgrading my bike constantly.





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