Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Panama City
Motorcycle: 2007 GSX-R600
Re: New to the street!
Get a 500gs, for lower insurance rates and a faster learning curve. Then in a year or two(10k miles or more) buy that 600. If you just "HAVE" to have a sport bike, get a ninja 650. I only recently made the transition from a 750 sports tourer to a 07 GSX-r600, and I promise you, I am glad I did not start on this bike. I shudder to think how inadequate I would be on this bike had I started on this bike.
Also, riding dirt bikes means nothing when transitioning to a race bike on the street.
"Always ride as if no one can see you, because in the age of cellphones, chances are they do not."