I rode a sportbike for the first time last night........

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  1. anemic

    anemic Look just because were bereaved doesn't make us sa OT Supporter

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    Boy was that a mistake, that rides gonna cost me a lot of money, i had a fucking blast :bigthumb:
    It was a 95 yzf 750, My only other experience riding a streetbike is a 99 bmw r1100r my old man has and I like the riding position of the yzf so much better. On the Bmw I feel less prepared to avoid something or move quickly. But the 750 didn't feel all that fast..... don't get me wrong it was fast but not like I had expected. I was only riding in a residential area so I think i had it up to like 11 or 12 grand a few times and like 65-70 mph.
    I have a few questions
    The theme around here seems like everyone should start out on a 600, am I being naive thinking I need a bigger bike, I mean I would consider myself a pretty good trail rider with my dirtbike so I don't think its a issue of me handling a heavier bike...

    How would this 750 I rode compare to a newer bike?

    I love the v-twins, but someone told me if I get a twin to go closer to a liter bike Because the dont have the power in the smaller bikes like the 4 cylinders
    TIA
     
  2. Westside

    Westside New Member

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    If you have lots of previous riding experience in ONLY dirt, you could get a 600. But for God's sake, don't go bigger. No one is going to call you a pussy for "settling" with a 600cc SS. Take the MSF course, and get a 600 if you *have* to have it.
     
  3. Wolf

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

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    V-Twins don't have the peak HP that the I4s do, but they generally have a broader powerband, so you don't have to rev them so high to make power. My SV only has 65hp, but I can power out of a corner at 2500rpms, where on an I4, I'd have to downshift.

    If it's your first streetbike, you definitely don't need a liter bike, whether I4 or v-twin. Since you have some dirt experience, I'd recommend an SV650.
     
  4. Mike99TA

    Mike99TA I don't have anything clever to put here right now

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    a 95 YZF750 is going to be slower than any current model 600cc. Also the current model 600cc's are going to handle a hell of a lot better. The YZF750 isn't a full on supersport, its just a sport tourer (like the new YZF600R). Anyway, the point is a YZF750 will be a fine starting bike if you've already done a lot of dirt motorcycling...I'd rather have a newer 600cc though.
     
  5. fr0ng

    fr0ng Guest


    Hehe..the other day a BARFer chick came to my work and was complaining about how shitty her SV650s was..haha :fawk:
     

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