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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys im kinda new and i just really want a motorcycle. I dont really know how to ride one but im taking a class over the summer to learn. MY question is what kind of bike is a great beginners bike? I was looking into the 250cc class and i was thinking about the kawasaki ninja 250r. Should i get maybe a 600cc since i might out grow the 250? Any thoughts? Thank you.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 04:35 PM
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ninja 250r all the way, bought mine at 17 and had it for almost a year now. best decision i ever made. yes you will grow out of it within a month of getting comfortable with it, but its plenty of power to learn on... i wouldnt recommend a 600 for a first bike. im just now thinking of getting a 600 after almost a year

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also, if you have no prior experience like me, get the 250

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250cc is available.
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Don't worry about growing out of it. If you take reasonable care of it you will have no problem selling it for close to what you got it for. If you do drop it, you will not have spent a ton of money on it so it will not be that bad.
Topflite's response is one of the most mature answers I have seen. I used to joke that I just started riding and thought the ZX14R or the M109R was a good starter bike until I learned how many people truly did just that.
Getting a smaller bike to start with may sound frustrating but the benefits will be huge. As you outgrow the 250 you will be so much better prepared to take on a bigger bike. You will appreciate and have a lot more fun with a 600 after some expirience on the 250. It is not only a matter of getting used to the bike. You also have to take into consideration learning to read traffic, what to look out for and how to handle those situations. Dealing with that on a nimble lightweight bike is going to be far easier than anything larger.
Good luck.
Oh, and that excitement you will get when you first start riding? It never goes away no matter what you are on.
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