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  1. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    ok so I am new to riding, I was thinking gixxer, but before you hit reply and start flaming me, I realize that bike is way too fast for me...
    so I am going with everyone's recommendations a ex500...but I notice some are 'ex500R' and some are just 'ex500'? what is the difference if any...

    also a buddy of mine who rides mentioned that kawasaki has a superbike 250 thats faster then the ex500 but not as fast as the gixxer, that might be better for me to start out with, can anyone confirm this or provide me with more info?

    I am a newb to all this, so bare with the lame-o quesitons, thanks
     
  2. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    The only fast Kawasaki 250 i can thnk of is the KR1-S... :dunno:

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  3. 98formyws6

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    Take the MSF if they have that in Canada or a similar class first. My buddy's first bike was a GSXR 600 and he's still in one piece. Just be careful and don't be stupid, the 250 is a good beginners bike. I know in Europe you have to start off w/ a small CC before you can move up, not sure how Canada is. good luck and use common sense
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    ya I am taking a safety/riders course first week of july, but I am scared, seems like the gixxer si way too fast for a first bike, knowing me, i'm a jackass, I watch a lot of people around me, not worried about that, I just know I might push it a bit too hard and make a mistake, so I might as well start out with a smaller bike

    but Id id read up on the 250's, they have a hard time keeping up at 50mph :mamoru: I will smack myf riend on the head next time I see him, and jack his bike :mamoru:
     
  5. CLOT

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    no point in wasting your money on a 500. you will want the 600 eventually. just know your limits.
     
  6. Wolf

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

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    And he'll want a literbike after that, so why not just buy the 1k now? :rolleyes:
     
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    inferno8ball 190 proof Everclear + MD Amped energy d

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    wolf you never cease to amaze me when it comes to comments likee this, but you are definitly right.

    im going to look at ex500s tonight and hopefuly might see a yzf600r, which i would prefer but the price of the 500 is just in the right spot.
     
  8. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    you got a good point... :)

    1L bike is is! woohoo :hs:

    I keed, I keeeeeeeed :o
     
  9. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    what year are those? expensive? I never seen any around? :dunno:

    just checked autotrader, none listed in my province (aka. state)...

    it looks sweet, I have to see if they came to canada, eh
     
  10. Mr 20Valve

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    theyre probably just another one of those 2-stroke 250s that the US never got... :hs:
     
  11. 86 Bird

    86 Bird eh

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    The yzf is a nice bike. I've ridden my aunts a few times, and was going to get one but I just coundn't see spending $1k+ for insurance. From what I have read its a little more forgiving then the r6 and what not, and not a bad bike to get as long as you know your limits and respect the bike.
     
  12. Wolf

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

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    I did a +2 rear on my VTR a couple months ago. Just did a -1 front. Hooooooooweee is that fun! :holla:
     
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    well there was one there, and i sat on it and it was so comfortable for my larger status then the other bikes. sitting on the 250 was just completly uncomfortable. they didnt have a 500 there, so i couldnt sit on that. the price i jsut what bothers me a bit. im going to chill for a week or two see if i can find one used to buy. the insurence for me for a yzf is only 700ish for 12 months.
     

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