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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Best Bike for 1st bike for Chick who knows almost NOTHING

What's up every one! i've just joined this site yesterday but I've really enjoyed the talking back and forth in the intro! So now I want to get some opionions of some of hte best bikes for a first time bike for a 5'2" chick should start on and WHY. Sorry, I'm not "Miss. Knows All The Bike Lingo" chick, yet lol. BUT however, I need to know why that bike vs. another bike, the pro's n con's etc. PLEASE HELP!
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hmm at 5'2" i think an SV 650 will seat a lil high to have decent footing but is great starter bike, or a lil ninja 250, 600f4i, or gs500, prolly top choices.

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Start small.

The NEW '08 Kawasaki Ninja 250 is a beginner's dream. Light, maneuverable, and NOW they're CUTE!! Seriously, for the first time ever, they look like a "REAL" sportbike. Also, they have a low saddle, so optimal for shorter people (male or female )

If you don't want to start that small, the Ninja 500, or the Suzuki GS500 are good intermediate bikes.

The SV650 and the Ninja 650 are great middleweight bikes as well, but as mentioned MIGHT be too tall in the saddle for a shorter person. However, you can gain about 1.5" to 2" by shaving the seat.

If you find yourself set on a bike that's not quite low enough for you to get comfident footing, look into female-specific riding boots (SIDI makes SEVERAL styles that can gain you up to 2" in height). You'll be safer, and your riding will develop much better if you're confident (i.e. not worrying you'll drop the bike at every stoplight).
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Don't forget the Buell Blast. It's incredibly maneuverable and light. It is short enough for anyone to fit on it. It's underpowered so you don't feel like its going to flip over on you or anything. You can get them for really cheap.
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That new 08 ninja 250 looks freakin killer.

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post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 10:23 AM
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+1 for ninja 250... its pretty cheap, insurance is low, and low seat height. The new one looks better than some 600s...
but go sit on bikes at a dealership, you'll get a way better idea of what you like/what seat height works for ya.

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Ninja 250 hands down!! Go for the 08, it actually looks like a sportbike! Plus it is so easy to learn on you will move to a bigger bike with the confidence you need!

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post #9 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 05:08 PM
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I said this in your other thread, but get a ninja 250. Either an 08 if you won't be upset when you drop/crash it, or a couple year old one if you will.
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What's up every one! i've just joined this site yesterday but I've really enjoyed the talking back and forth in the intro! So now I want to get some opionions of some of hte best bikes for a first time bike for a 5'2" chick should start on and WHY. Sorry, I'm not "Miss. Knows All The Bike Lingo" chick, yet lol. BUT however, I need to know why that bike vs. another bike, the pro's n con's etc. PLEASE HELP!
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I said this in your other thread, but get a ninja 250. Either an 08 if you won't be upset when you drop/crash it, or a couple year old one if you will.





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After you buy gear and pay for lessons, you probably won't have much for a new bike. A great used bike is Ducati's Monster 620ie. The engine has a wide, torquey, powerband, is smooth running, and gets terrific mileage. It's also lightweight, and has good handling. And the best thing is the seat height is only 29.9 inches.

The Japanese 600's can intimidate even the best of riders, so forget about them. The Monster 620 is the most popular bike in Europe for many reasons. My friend's wife has a Ducati monster 800 S2R and she loves it. She even raced it.
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Sit on as may bikes as you can, to see the footing, comfort, reach ect.
You will know which ones do not feel right and which ones do
Take a course like Rider's Edge(offered at certian Harley Davidson dealerships) or MSF, and be sure to buy proper gear.

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Lots of good suggestions already, so I'll just say

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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ya gotta click the link in my sig. has plenty of do's and donts for first time buyers.
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I think that the Ninja 250 (new or old) is about the perfect beginner's bike. It's short and light enough for women who are around 5ft1 to be comfortable with. However, unlike the Honda Rebel and the Suzuki 250 cruiser, the Ninjette actually has decent power, brakes and suspensions. Very important stuffs when you learn how to ride and have to brake hard or maneuver around things like blue-haired ladies pulling out in front of you.

The Buell Blast is another decent beginner's bike but costs a lot more than a Ninjette and not quite as nice with the handling department.

The Ducati Monster 620 is a good beginner's bike for those who have money for repair because if those damn things are dropped and the tanks get damaged...oooh boy, beaucoupe bucks to replace the tank.

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post #19 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 08:25 AM
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I recommend totally the Ninja 500EX, used. I have a great one that has been wonderful for me! It's for sale if your looking!! Good luck.

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I recommend totally the Ninja 500EX, used. I have a great one that has been wonderful for me! It's for sale if your looking!! Good luck.
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