How would a Honda F4i be for a first bike?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by icoNn, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. icoNn

    icoNn Guest

    Now, I respect the power and realize how fast a life can end. I will be taking the motorcycle course before I purchase anything. Would this be a good bike in the hands of a cautious first-time-buyer?
     
  2. MWHC22

    MWHC22 Bier/Deutsch/Homebrew/ Packers/Blackhawks/Outdoor

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    I wouldn't recomend it to a first time bike owner. My frined baought an 02 f4I for his first bike...he has handled it well so far without any problems....he has been close though. A few times he has slid out or almost lost it...he has managed to keep her safe so far thoutgh.

    I would recomend a less prestigious sport bike...such as an sv or older yamaha YZF. I learned on an 84 yamaha 400 SECA. she was a quick ass bike for being a 400. Now I have an 03 R6 as well...its a whole new experiece riding something with 20 years more technology. But either way its still fun. Plus if you get a used bike or something lesser you can always sell it a little way down the road and get a more powerful bike.
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Get a $1k beater and ride that for a year or so first. You'll be a better rider and will be able to enjoy the new bike more if you have that riding experience.
     
  4. fr0ng

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    The F4i was my first bike. As long as you respect the throttle and ride within your limits you'll be fine. Just make sure you take an MSF class.



    Edit: Actually, what you should do is buy an F3...ride it for 6-12 months then buy a new bike. Less expensive.
     
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  5. brembo

    brembo New Member

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    In Australia, many (if not all) states it's law that learners can only ride 250cc bikes with a power to weight ratio of 150kW per tonne.

    Pretty much limits what you can ride, helps you get some experience before upgrading to a bigger, more powerful bike.
     
  6. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I don't recommend it.
     
  7. Jer99Si

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    I learned how to ride a bike on my father's 01 katana 600 which is like 160 lbs heavier than most bikes in the 600 class. I handle the bike very well. I have never come close to an accident or anything like that. So your best bet is to start with a 600 or lower.
     
  8. ballistic

    ballistic I dunno, play chess...screw?

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    Don't get a 600 Supersport bike for a first bike. It's just asking for trouble.
     

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