Ninja 500R or not?
I would greatly appreciate the input of all. I received my motorcycle license towards to end of summer ‘06; at the time I picked up a junky Honda '82 CB900F on which I have logged about 1,200 miles. The Honda is just too much trouble and I am considering picking up a '07 Kawasaki 500R in the spring. I plan to purchase a full extended warranty, so a new bike is crucial. The Ninja 500R will push my cash to the limit and I don't want finance. My only concern is the power (I have been riding a 900cc bike, albeit from the early 80's and weighing more) as others have suggested the 500R might lack. I don't do stupid stuff and the bike will be used to commute to/from school and in a small city. I am just wondering if some jerk ;-) in a, say 2003 Mustang Cobra pulls up to me at 40mph and gives the stare, if my 40 to 80mph will leave him in the dust or me wanting more?