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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need advise on what bike is for me????

Okay, I don't know anything about bikes. I know the different manufacturers but thats about it. I'm 6'8" and about 325 pounds. I want a sportbike. I have been on a 2006 R6, everyone of my friends who have a bike say get a busa. So I just wanted to see what you all thought about it. please post your advise, thanks!
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Get Vstrom 1000 Or a VFR750.. DO NOT GET A BUSA...... if you value your life.
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Okay, I don't know anything about bikes. I know the different manufacturers but thats about it. I'm 6'8" and about 325 pounds. I want a sportbike. I have been on a 2006 R6, everyone of my friends who have a bike say get a busa. So I just wanted to see what you all thought about it. please post your advise, thanks!
You are a big guy and I understand you want a sportbike but to put it into perspective buying a busa for your first bike is like buying a Z06 for a 16 year old as their car. I am not saying you are immature or anything but if you dont know what your doing which since you said you dont know anything about bikes I am assuming you dont then that is too much bike for you. You could buy it ride it and never have a problem. Odds are however you will wrap it around a tree. I have seen it happen a lot. That being said you are going to do what you want so whatever you decide to do be careful.

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I would like to buy a bike with less power like a 600 but just the body size of the bike isn't large enough. I know busa's are dangerous considering they have so much power. i just really want a sport bike, because I need something for better gas mileage for summer. I have a Durango and it gets around 13 miles to the gallon and gas is 325 a gallon so its killing me. thank you all for your post will take them to consideration. still can use more advise.
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Get Vstrom 1000 Or a VFR750.. DO NOT GET A BUSA...... if you value your life.


also you could look into a late 90's liter bike
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Get Vstrom 1000 Or a VFR750.. DO NOT GET A BUSA...... if you value your life.
I do like the VFR750, but is the frame of the bike larger than most 600.....? im also looking to spend no more than 5000 on one to though.
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also you could look into a late 90's liter bike
What do you mean by liter bike? sorry I don't know a lot about bikes.
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All bikes are dangerous, its the nature of the sport/commute.

With your size finding a sportbike that fits will be tough. I would look at older sportbikes that are at least a 1000cc. They are still fast, but you control the throttle. They are all the same til you get up in the RPM range, then the power difference is felt.

The older sportbikes, 1000cc and up, are a bit bigger physically. The only way to find out what fits and what is comfortable to you is to try them out. Thats the tough part. You may want to go to a bike night in your area. Talk to riders, explain your situation. I am sure they would let you sit on their bikes, may not, but never hurt to try.

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What do you mean by liter bike? sorry I don't know a lot about bikes.
Oh sorry when I say a liter bike i was saying look at older 1000's like the R1, GSXR 1000, etc. they are still way too fast for a beginner but not as fast as the new ones.
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Thank you all for your advice. I have just been looking and going to local shops and sitting on the bikes to get a feel for them. I do like some of the older bikes. thank you all for your advice.
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Your friends that own sport bikes know you better than we know you. If they think you can deal with a busa go for a busa.


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I have some exp with bikes, so I have an idea on what I can and cannot do. I wouldn't say it if I didn't think it. You are NOT able to drive a busa. That bike will kill you. Don't worry about if you think you are too big or small. However, if you feel that you will be too big for a 600, think about the Honda Interceptor 800 or perhaps, the bike that I got, the GSX-R750. If you are really looking for the super sport, then the 750 maybe for you. All I can offer, wear the gear, think before you do, remember, the bike will kill you if you want it to and it doesn't take much. Be mindful and appericate the bike for its power, and just use some common sense. You'll be fine if you take the course and equip yourself with the best equipment and knowledge. Skin is hella lot more then the crap you wear. Good luck!

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