is a cbr900rr to much of a bike for a beginner?

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  1. CarGoBOOM

    CarGoBOOM Active Member

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    if I weight 240 lbs? :o

    i just recently started riding bikes, and i want a sport bike, but i dont want a slow one.

    would a 900rr treat me well? :hsd:
     
  2. KDubb

    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    hell no

    hayabusa with a turbo is more your speed
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    They never answer bike questions, I was thinking about doing something like that and they wouldn't recomend anything
     
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    i'm scared of those :o
     
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    I think a 600 would be plenty.
     
  6. Wagz

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    if u got the balls - my could be for sale, 98CBR900RR, full micron exhuast, new tires, 6800 miles, never down & 100% garage kept:

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    but i wouldnt recommend 1 as a starter bike, but i did teach my best friend how to ride on my cbr1000f (along w/ my quad & dirtbike)
     
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    thats what im thinking too, but my friend who's an avid bike nut said a 900 would grow with me as i learned to handle it, but a 600 would be fine for now but that i would get bored with it later.

    and 600's are much cheaper, both on insurance and cost :o

    or i could get a gsxr :o
     
  8. KDubb

    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    when you sell it, i want 1st dibs :x:


    PM me ballpark price if u can.


     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    so what would you recoend as a starter bike?
     
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    Nimble OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't go with anything smaller than the 954RR for a starter bike.

    You need that quick throttle response and power to get you out of trouble
     
  12. CarGoBOOM

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    :ugh: :hsugh:
     
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    i know, i've gotten alot of that, but a 250 feels really lethargic for me. my uncle has an old 250 and i feel like fred flinstone on it :o
     
  14. Wagz

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    man i tell ya, its basically for sale cuz i think i've talked myself into this:

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    hirby3k i like my women how i like my coffee... autistic.

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    you'd be stupid if you got that bike... but im assuming you're only a ditz for asking the question first.


    dont get the bike, 600 is enough for you. plus when you get a first bike it's all about getting a beater bike so no worries if you drop it at low speeds.

    also, it's not all about the engine size, sportbikes are harder to learn manuevers on and countersteer. example: it's was much easier to learn countersteer on my harley over my gixxer.
     
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    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    let me know....



     
  17. Wagz

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    something around $3k, 95% sure a new rider will drop, laydown, fall, hit, get hit, when learning the ropes of riding.
    I would recommend:
    >ex500 (kawasaki) awesome light bike w/ some kick
    >cbr600 mid 90's style
    >fzr600 (smaller light bike, very agile)

    *edit - also a bunch of great non-sport bikes to learn on in the 500-600cc range, things like gs500 etc
     
  18. Blank00

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    nice bike, Mine is sleeping in my garage :bigthumb:
     
  19. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    damn I want a bike :hs:








    and by want I mean want to learn :o
     
  20. Wagz

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    u already got a 1krr?
    i thought they werent out till like next week or something? :dunno: (i havent done much homework on it lately)
     
  21. CarGoBOOM

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    :cool: i want to get a 600 to learn the way of riding on it. think thats what i'll end up with. anything lower than 600ccs feels to fucking slow, and its not like im a total beginner, but then again i havent put a bike down yet, and i would hate to put a brand new CBR on its side or even top :o
     
  22. Blank00

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    doh.. thought that was a 600rr

    sorry
     
  23. Wagz

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    yup, takes lots of patience & self control for sure. I taught my friend how to ride 1 summer on my xr250, ex300, & cbr1000f.......he had never riden b4 so i started him on the quad, then the dirtbike, then slowly but surely on the 1000. He even passed his test on the 1st try on the CBR1000f :eek3: :bowdown: which is no easy accomplishment.

    He really really had respect for "throttle" and what a bike was capable of. Had no desire to weave traffic, do wheelies, etc.
     
  24. Wagz

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    lol thats cool - i figured thats what u had. the 600rr is damn sweet!!
     
  25. Blank00

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    only thing i hate bout the 1rr is the half fairing, but if the bike is black you cant really tell the difference
     

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