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Old 04-17-2007, 03:05 PM
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Hey everybody! I'm new to the site and was looking for advice on which bike I should buy.

I am 24 years old and looking for a sportbike. I have some street riding experiance and Ive been riding motocross all my life so Im not new to speed. I have a 99 Yamaha YZ400f that is a blast to ride but Im now looking for a streetbike. Im 6'0 and 200lbs if that helps at all.

I have been concidering the Yamaha r6, GSXR750, honda 600rr and suzuki sv650...Im sure there are more choices but thats what Ive looked at so far. My limit is 7,000 dollars.
Im not sure If I should go to a bigger bike though, like a honda 1000rr or sv1000s. Im not really a little guy and I kinda feel small on an r6 and I love the power of the bigger bikes. Any suggestions on bikes I should concider would be apreatiated. Thanks in advance
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welcome to the forum!

All good choices for bikes, sit on a few, and maybe test ride one or two before making a decision.7G's will buy a nice bike.
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Thanks. I really like the r6 raven... but im also concidering some of the big twins like thw superhawk or sv1000..still not sure though
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SV1000 makes me drool
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I wouldnt suggest starting out on a sportbike. I know you said you have some street experience and have ridden MX all you life, but the things you learn on a motocross track mean nothing on the street.
IMO, you would be better off to buy a cruiser, ride that for about 5 years and then once you feel like you are an expert roadrider move to a sportbike.
Any sportbike is going to be very fast and powerfull and in the hands of a novice that can be a very dangerous thing.
Im not trying to discredit you or your riding abilities, but Ive seen way too many newbies who thought they could handle a sportbike and were wrong.
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Well I apreatiate your concern fellow but you are dead wrong.(pun intended)
I have developed my instincts in the woods which is just as dangerous if not more dangerous than the street. Flying inches from trees and rocks at speed is no joke.
My Yamaha yz400f has seen speeds over 80 (gps) mph on the trail and I am very aware of the dangers. The thing is a rocket! Ive been riding since I was 5! to call me a newbie and tell me I should get a cruiser and ride that for 5 years is insulting. heck my first "street" bike was a buell blast! Maybe I should have been more clear in my original post.

BTW I just picked up a 2004 Aprilia rsv1000r and it is awsome!

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SV1000 makes me drool
It was a close one but I had to go with the Italian bike
it was a bit more $$ but I fell in love with it. Thats what riding is all abou. the love and respect for the machine.
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u should get a hayabusa
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Not a fan of the busa. Looks ugly IMO. The thing is a bahemoth too
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