Motorcycle help v. First one

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  1. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

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    Okay, I've been looking around and trying to make an informed decision about motorcycles.

    Some of the things I am looking for
    -Good control, I don't have to worry about there being a gust of wind and the bike loosing traction
    -No more than 250cc
    -Light, so when I drop it, I can pick it up(You know it happens to everyone)
    -Around 4k, I don't have too much money
    -I want sports or dual purpose, no cruisers. I am not into that look.

    Some bikes I have been looking into.

    Kawasaki Ninja 250R Price: $3999 http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Product-Specifications.aspx?scid=6&id=359

    Kawasaki 250 super sherpa price: $4499 http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Product-Specifications.aspx?scid=14&id=371

    Honda CRF230L Price: $4999 http://powersports.honda.com/2009/crf230l.aspx

    Suzuki DR200SE Price: $4199 http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product.../DR200SE/2009/DR200SE.aspx?category=dualsport

    Those were suggested to me, if you have any other ideas I am open to them.
     
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    Based on your criteria i'd say ninja 250, but I'd look for a used one before I considered new, could save you a few grand and you'd be in better shape if you were to sell it a little while later and upgrade
     
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    Schecter1277 hi

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    True, but buying new doesn't allow me to pay in payments. Plus, I've been browsing craigs list and to find a decent motorcycle for cheap isn't easy. Everyone either wants what they paid for it or has some shit bike no one wants.

    It may cost me more, but I am assured to get exactly what I want, plus it's easier to put out $100 a month rather than having to cough up $3500 all at once.
     
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    with that criteria i'd lean towards the ninja as well.

    but don't skip buying good gear to go with it. and i don't just mean a helmet, an intact head is one thing but roadrash is a bitch
     
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    Don't have to tell me twice. To even get a motorcycle license in Florida, you need to already have a DOT certified helmet, and take a safety class(which requires a riding jacket, thick pants, and good shoes, as well as the helmet). The class is mandatory.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I bought a 2008 250R as my first bike (still have it)... i love that bike... it's an awesome beginner and you can pretty much go anywhere with it... highway speeds are fine.
     
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    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    I've heard the 230L is a dog, and I can personally vouch for how retardedly slow the dr200 is. I've been riding for awhile and have owned all different types of bikes, I'm currently riding a WR250R. Very fun bike with street ish tires.
     
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    Schecter1277 hi

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    What does the "R" mean? Someone said it was brakes and suspension. What does that mean? Is it high performance hard to control but allows greater handling with a lot of skill or does it make it easier to ride?
     
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    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    The WR250R and WR250X are Yamaha's new dual sport bikes as of 08. X is a Motard trim and R is the offroad one. The new, fuel injected 250 shits all over the KLX250/230L/200se.

    If you're talking about the Ninja 250, its just called a 250R.
     

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