Yamaha FZ6 as a first bike.

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  1. madanac

    madanac New Member

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    Opinions? I found a used 2006 with 750miles in blue for 2 grand under new MRSP. The bike is in good shape, known by the local Yamaha shop and never dropped.

    Is this too much bike for a first timer?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Its not the best choice to begin with, but there are alot worse bikes out there to pick. As long as your responsible and not a dumbass you could do ok with it.
     
  3. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Good first bike.
     
  4. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    Just make sure to take the MSF course and ride responsibly. 600 would be the highest I would go though. Anything more I definately would not recommend though.
     
  5. Arsenal4rs

    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    My first bike was a Virago 750. I personalyl wouldnt go higher then that. Id say its a godo choice, but Id be a little wary about te bike vs the price.. yeah it looks like an awesome deal, and if its legit, then rock on... all Im sayin though is be cautious and get it checked out before you plunk down the cash.
     
  6. Buck-O

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    FZ6 is a little buzzy and high strung for my tastes.

    Personally i wouldent buy it as a first bike. But thats more due to my own personal preference then anything else.
     
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  7. ChatChai

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    A 750 is possible but your bike is also a 1984 cruiser. Much different then taken out a 06 sportbike. You can't compare performance from an over decade old engine to today's engines. Bikes today are built crazy fast and even 600 may be pushing it for some people. Your bike is probably 200lbs heavier also.
     
  8. Arsenal4rs

    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    My current Virago is an 84. My first one was a 93.
     
  9. RexPokinghorn

    RexPokinghorn There's nothing on God's black asphalt faster than

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    I started off on an older 600r. I think a 2006 anything related to "sport" is too much for learning a solid foundation of skills.
     
  10. Chimborazo

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    I don't think it's a good first bike at all. The throttle can be a little tricky in turns, and it has a lot of power. Keep in mind that it is an R6 motor geared differently. It's not your average 600.

    I suggest you get a bike you won't be really pissed about dropping and learn how to ride well. After you've ridden for a while, you might change your mind about the kind of bike you want so it's not wise to dump a lot of money into your first one.

    That being said, I love my FZ6!
     
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