I want to buy a sport bike but I don't know which one would be the best pick for me

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  1. Cachee0

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    I need a bike that is not to fast (Just starting to ride after a 7 years not riding) My last bike as a 92 Zx750R. It was way to fast for me but I got a good deal on it so I bought it.

    I'm thinking 600cc Honda CBR? I'm 5'9 and like a smaller bike. Don't need anything to fast just somthing to ride around town and to the gym.

    I can buy new any suggestions?
     
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    Go sit on them all and see what feels best for you.

    The new Gixxers will feel the shortest because they are so narrow.
     
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    Ya I need to go out and shop around I rode a new CBR600 and boy it was really quick and the FI makes the throttle very sharp
     
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    Honda 599 - lower seat height than the FZ6 and SV650, though it's not FI.
    Kawasaki 650R - nice fairing, not too powerful, good torque
     
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    600rr

    :eek5:

    I'm only 5'4"
     
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    around town and to the gym and nothing else? Dual Sport. Lots of fun. Just thought I would throw out a different answer then the average sport bike commments.
     
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    woops oh yeah sorry models Suzuki DR650 or the Honda XR650.
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Or the Suzuki V-Strom DL650, looks like it would be very usefull for everything, and might fit your needs quiet well. I was looking at maybe getting one, but decided to go for more of the cruiser style.
     
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    No way. I have a dirt bike anyway. I almost busted my ass on A DS in St. Martin. I rented it and for the road it's to tall for me.
     
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    My I rode my friends SV650 and it is a nice bike lots of low TQ. I liked the bike but it felt a little to big for me (seat hight high). I think i going with a CBR or GSXR. I have been looking around for a used bikes but for 2K more I can have a brand new one.
     
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    that does look nice

    http://www.offroadvw.net/bajawes/vstrom/vstrom.htm
     
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    Just an FYI, the SV650 and the V-Strom 650 have the same engine.
     
  13. Buck-O

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    SV650 seat height to high?

    My god, how tall are you?
     
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    5'9.5 the last time a rode it was back in 03 or 04 so I don't remeber but it felt kind of high
     
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    The seat on an SV is 31.5". That's getting up there. The seat height on the DL is going to be higher yet, 32.3".
     
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    the seat height on an sv is actually really low compared to the supersports youre naming. i think its because the back end isnt as high as the others. you should try again just to make sure
     
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    So the wife and I went shopping today for somthing else and we saw a small dealer for bike so we went in to check it out and they had a Aprilla Turono 1000r in Rosso Red. With only 800 miles on it. They want 8K Seat hight is perfect bikes feels just perfect for me a bit more balls then I wanted but it fits me needs. You guys know anything about them???
     
  18. Buck-O

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    Tuono is a awesome street bike. The Rotax engine in it is bullet proof.

    hopfully mnewell chimes in again. Hes got a Mille, and knows quite a bit about Aprillias.
     
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    thats good to hear that the Rotax is a soild motor. What's the up keep on one?
     
  20. Buck-O

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    Im not sure on the upkeep on one.

    Try shooting mnewell a PM and ask him.
     
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    Tuono is a great bike. It's one hell of a wheelie machine so you need to be careful with the throttle.

    Rotax motor is as reliable as any Jap motor. Definitely much more reliable than a Ducati.
     
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    Thanks All I got a BIKE. I found a local 2003 Buell Blast for 2K with 3,700 miles on it. It's a really nice bike not fast seat is low I flat foot the ground when at a stop light. I figure get somthing I don't mind crashing and then move up in a year or two. The good news is my wife likes it too and she is able to ride it and wants to start riding with me now. So I might get another bike soon. I did take a Tuono for a ride it's a fucken monster. I'm not ready to have that bike.
     
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    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    Its good to see that you recognize that you cant handle that much of a bike yet. A Sign of a soon to (and most likely too) mature rider. enjoy that buell, and congrats on getting the wifey interested!
     
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    I agree with you. Need to start out on what you can handle.:) My first bike was a 68 BSA that I restored then I traded it for a 92 Zx750r. I can handle a fast bike but I rather just have something to scoot around on instead of a nasty 140hp bike. BTW Buell has some really nice bikes. I really like the street fighters they have. I taking my new bike to the dealer to have it looked over and serviced so I'm going to check out the other Buells. The seat hights all seem to be what I need about 30.5in.
     

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