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Hey everybody major gear enthusiasts here finally got my first bike 06 gsxr 600 love it jus wanted to say hi an introduce myself I live in West Virginia so I'm pretty limited on my riding season so I'm gonna go ride!!!!
 

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Hi, My names willis, im new to the site, but not so new to bikes. Been on two wheels since i could walk, bought my first bike 6yrs ago was a 01gsxr 750, then go off for about two years due to a personal injury(not bike related). just bought a newer bike in the begining of summer k5 gsxr 600, full yoshi exhaust, sho-gun carbon sliders, self-tinted wind screen, and k&n filter! im from westchester,NY if youre around me, hmu to ride!!!
 

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Form Equals Function: Sportbikes are Not Beginner Bikes

Thanks for the article/post it really made me think and probably be getting a Kawasaki ninja 300 or cbr250. But I'm 6 '5 so should I consider a Honda CBR500R (471cc)?
I think you need to sit on as many bikes as possible to see what feels right to you. I'm 5'9" so I really can't advise.
 

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I really liked your post and it helping with decision of which bike I'm going to get for my first bike, but I'm 6' 5", so should I consider anything above a 300cc bike, like a Honda CBR500R or CBR650F? I've sat on different 300cc bikes and they just don't feel right, they feel way way to small because I'm 6' 5".

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You don't have to stay in the 250-300 range, I do think a parrellel (sp) twin is a good idea. A CBR500R would be fine.
A bigger standard like a Triumph Bonnieville would also be worth looking at.
 

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Don't know what bike to get because of my height?

Hey, I really liked your post and it's helping me decide which bike I'm going to get, but I'm 6' 5" and I know a lot people say that just because your tall that doesn't give you a excuse to go buy a 600cc sportbike for your first bike, but 6' 5" is more than just being a little tall and I'm only 15 years old and growing so I'll be 17 when I get my first bike and will probably be 6' 6" or 6' 7" by then. I have sat on different 300cc sportbikes and they all so, so small and uncomfortable. So would you recommend me considering a Honda CBR500R or any other bike from the 500cc - 600cc range?

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Hey, I really liked your post and it's helping me decide which bike I'm going to get, but I'm 6' 5" and I know a lot people say that just because your tall that doesn't give you a excuse to go buy a 600cc sportbike for your first bike, but 6' 5" is more than just being a little tall and I'm only 15 years old and growing so I'll be 17 when I get my first bike and will probably be 6' 6" or 6' 7" by then. I have sat on different 300cc sportbikes and they all so, so small and uncomfortable. So would you recommend me considering a Honda CBR500R or any other bike from the 500cc - 600cc range?

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I didn't realize you were 15 y/o.
I think it's great that your planning ahead.
What I would recommend right now is that you save up some money so in a couple of years you can find a good used bike and pay for it.
You don't even want to think about what full coverage insurance on a sport bike would cost a 17 y/o.
You should sit on anybody's bike who will let you.
You should also take the MSF course as soon as they will allow you to.
 

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I didn't realize you were 15 y/o.
I think it's great that your planning ahead.
What I would recommend right now is that you save up some money so in a couple of years you can find a good used bike and pay for it.
You don't even want to think about what full coverage insurance on a sport bike would cost a 17 y/o.
You should sit on anybody's bike who will let you.
You should also take the MSF course as soon as they will allow you to.
Thanks, I've already started saving I got a job last year when I was 14 years old and worked over the summer, but this I plan on working around 3 hours after school and probably 3-4 days every week and both days on the weekends. In New Jersey I think you are allowed to take the MSF course at 14 because they don't require you to have a motorcycle permit in NJ to take the course. So I will probably take this year, but even though you take the MSF course in NJ you still aren't allowed to operate a motorcycle on the road until you have your permit which is 17 years old, which is a little late compared to other states, which gets me mad because I just want to ride already, it looks so fun! When you said I should sit on anybody's bike that will let you, I'm lucky because there is about 4 - 5 people in my neighborhood that ride sportbikes and about 2 that ride Harley's, so I will probably start talking to them. Thanks for the advice
 
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