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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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CBR500R Or Ninja 650 for Starter Bike?

Basically what the title says, which one would be a better starter bike?
Also if you all have any other recommendations i'd be willing to hear you out as well
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 01:09 AM
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Re: CBR500R Or Ninja 650 for Starter Bike?

As a former CBR500R owner, I really rate this bike as it has enough HP to keep you interested whilst learning your craft.. Check out the CBR500 forum for more info or you can PM me.

The only down side is the stock suspension which with all entry level bikes are basic with little adjustment but can be upgraded.

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Re: CBR500R Or Ninja 650 for Starter Bike?

Both are great starter bikes but I have no experience with either. I did however have an EX500/Ninja 500, rode 32,000 miles my first year on that bike and had a lot of fun! I would say you can't go wrong with either.
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Hmm, so i guess its really personal preference? I know the 650 is the faster out of the two and the 500 is the more nimble one out of the two.
If it matters im 6'2 200lbs, if that effects anything.
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Re: CBR500R Or Ninja 650 for Starter Bike?

See if you can sit on them for comparison. Not like just sit on it but in riding position for 30+ minutes, then get the one that is most comfortable. Get brochures, compare the two, read reviews of both bikes online, then buy the one you feel is best, they are both from good companies.
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Basically what the title says, which one would be a better starter bike?
Also if you all have any other recommendations i'd be willing to hear you out as well
What happened Tsuhama,you didn't like the advice we gave you in your other thread?
Should i get a GSX-R 600 or CBR600RR?
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Sv650 ... brilliant bike , very forgiving and smart looking ... I still have fun riding them
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Sv650 ... brilliant bike , very forgiving and smart looking ... I still have fun riding them
Yo man, catch up...pleasantries are over.

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Basically what the title says, which one would be a better starter bike?
Also if you all have any other recommendations i'd be willing to hear you out as well
What happened Tsuhama,you didn't like the advice we gave you in your other thread?
Should i get a GSX-R 600 or CBR600RR?
I made a new account because i originally used facebook to sign me in and it was acting up and always signed me out so i just made an actual account.
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I made a new account because i originally used facebook to sign me in and it was acting up and always signed me out so i just made an actual account.
Ahhhh,duplicate accounts.....tremendous tactical error on your part Sir

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Ffs ... I missed out
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Ahhhh,duplicate accounts.....tremendous tactical error on your part Sir

Do you have any final words that you'd like to post?
I mean, he's been reasonable. I'd just give him a temp ban and perma-ban the other account. If he fucks up again, then permaban him.
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I mean, he's been reasonable. I'd just give him a temp ban and perma-ban the other account. If he fucks up again, then permaban him.
I'm totally new here, and I've only read through a few threads, but he was super annoying. I must have missed the part where he was reasonable, because it just seemed like he didn't want to hear anything you all had to say. How do you coach and coach and coach repeatedly and not want to bang your head against the wall? I get the Chris thing was an inspiration, but man, you guys have a lot of patience.
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Can't speak for anyone else but I have a flat forehead from banging my head against the table. Honestly, I'm over it as it just keeps repeating over and over and over and over and over forever. They say they want advice but just want someone to tell them "Sure, you'll be fine on a 600/750/1000" so yeah, 9 years later, I'm over it. No matter what you say, no matter that there are sticky after sticky in the "Starting line", they wont listen. We are accused of being elitist, jealous that they are getting a newer/better bike, haters etc. Every motorcycle site I have been on, have sticky's why these are just not starter bikes, every site! But yeah, multiple accounts gets you banned, period.
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It's amusing when you guys start making fun of them. But then they don't get it, that they're being laughed at. And for a second, I wanna feel bad. I kinda do, almost. Well, not really.
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I'm in the process of adding some more. Some are just "you should kill yourself" stupid people that make me cringe...I might be over critical though.
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