Sport bike ?

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  1. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    Hi,
    I am looking for a bike, Basically a sportbike styled bike and not a shitload of HP..

    I have no idea how to ride one and I only intend to use it till it gets cold (2 months) so i would like to get one soon..I am not going to be zipping around.. I just dont want to buy a scooter!

    Whats a good starter sportbike ? And what could i get sub $3k..

    ANything sound unrealistic or stupid ?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Dhan

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    Kawasaki Ninja 250 or Ninja 500 depending on how much u want to spend
     
  3. Wolf

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

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    Kawasaki Ninja 250 or 500 (EX250/EX500), Suzuki GS500.
    Since it's your first bike, I'd say stay under 50hp.
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    get any bike you want, just make sure you take the msf first. however i would stay <750.
     
  5. Wolf

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

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    Gee, you think? :rolleyes:
     
  6. idontgiveashit

    idontgiveashit I eat rice

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    a kid in my town has a ninja 250 for sale, its in really nice shape..its about a 1990 i belive, mostly white, never laid over if i remember right, i think he wants 1800 oout of it.
     
  7. Volkl

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    Suzuki Katana 600, Suzuki Bandit 400 or 600 to add a few. A very good bike with a little more power, but with great handling is a Suzuki SV-650. If you want a the bike to look good, get a "naked" bike, as there is a lot less to get banged up if it does fall over...


    nothing wrong with a scooter. Guys might give you shit, but I have gotten the interest of more girls riding my scooter to and from classes than my sportbike ever did. Scooters are fun, but slow. Bikes are much more fun...
     
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    Hmm, that is true. I wish we got the 125 and street 250's here. . .
     
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    VIOLATION west coast > east coast

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    dude, you're in israel? werent u supposed to start college?
     
  10. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    ive driven a standard only a few times and im planning on getting a ninja 250 or 500

    would this really matter? im hopin to get more experience with standard this winter

    also would you guys suggest the 250 or 500?
     
  11. Wolf

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

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    It doesn't really matter if you can drive a manual or not. You can learn it on a bike just as well as in a car. It's going to take some time either way though.
     
  12. Jujharoo

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    I think thread starter mentioned that he/she is looking for a sport bike. I don't think that any bike has 50HP or less is a sport bike.

    I think the thread starter would be better off with a sport touring than a sport bike. what yall think
     
  13. Wolf

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

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    The EX250, EX500, and GS500 all could be considered standard sportbikes and all have 50hp or less.

    All sport bikes don't have to have huge HP.
     

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