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First ride R6

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by efhondakid, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Rode my friends 06 R6 today, love. The first time Ive been on a "real" streetbike, I say real because Ive rode my other friends supermoto bike a bunch of times. But is more oreintated to what Im used to, been riding/racing dirtbikes since I could ride a bicycle. It was just strange being on something that doesnt get into the powerband until 8K. My question is what would be a good first bike of my own, I dont want anything out of my capabilities.
     
  2. jp_p5

    jp_p5 MicWhop

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    Well I would suggest a 600 if you really felt confident on your friends. But if you really haven't ridden street bikes a lot I would really suggest that you take a local riders safety course. They most likely have 250cc or 500cc bikes there for you to ride and you can get a good feel for those and a plus is that you will get a discount on your insurance for the course.
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    depends on how much money you have and what you want to do with it. my first bike was a 2006 250r and i sold it and got a 2007 R6. love the R6.

    if you have ever driven a honda, you should be familiar with high rpm engines. the R6 is a great bike, if you know how to ride it. it's basically track ready. i think it's great. the low rpm power makes it great for cruising and city riding, the higher rpm makes it great for twisties and tracks.

    http://hondaswap.com/motorcycles/showoff-thread-do-not-enter-84518/
     
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  4. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    I also had my R6 for about 6 months...then momma made me sell it.

    Dirt bikes before that...Did driver's safety and then bought it...I was plenty comfortable riding it.
     
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  5. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I do nothing more with my 1200 that I wouldn't or couldn't do the same on a 600.

    In other words, 600 is a great all-around size for an experienced rider. And the R6 is featherlight.
     
  6. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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  8. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    600's are great to start. Nice and light yet still plenty quick. I loved my fzr600 first bike :)
     
  9. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    600 is about the end as far as most people can ride... most experienced riders still can't push the limits of a 600.

    Recommend? Something that is EXTREMELY light and will run a mid 12ish 1/4.
     
  10. EkSivik_99

    EkSivik_99 Yea Ho FO SHo

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    +2 on the 600rr beautiful bike to start on
     
  11. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I took out my friend's 600 yesterday (The one he's selling.. I'll post up pics which are on my phone now) and it was a hoot. a tiny little bike, strung-out and and an absolute pip squeek to the 1200.

    Loads of fun. You can learn on a 600 (although it would be scarier than it has to be) It's also a tiny little thing, which is funny because when he got it I had my 250 and I remember how daunting it looked to me.

    He made it 100 feet on my bike before sidestanding it and cleaning out his shorts.
     
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