Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Crimebrook Australia
Motorcycle: GSXR1000 K8
Re: First Bike Suggestions?
I'm not crazy about the look of the ninjas... I thought about maybe a Suzuki GZ250, but the bf said it may be pointless to start on a cruiser then step up AND to a sportbike. What do you think?
Your BF is half right (if that's possible). Riding a cruiser v sportsbike is very different. ie: Riding position, cornering, acceleration etc and when going from one to another can take a little while to get used to.
That said, you going to feel a little wierd on any bike, a ninja will give you thats sportbike look and an engine fast enough to give you a thrill yet it is controlable. The same can be said about a "Cruiser" but they have a much more comfortable riding position and are a great way to learn the fundamentals of riding. In other words you can concentrate on whats going on around you instead of how you body is positioned on the bike etc etc.
It really is up to personal choice, what feels more comfortable for you. Personally I think you will be happy with whatever you get and besides it won't be long before your comfortable enough with your ability that you'll be on a gix before you know it.
Did I mention the resale value on ninja's is good as people don't tend to keep them long and they are always in high demand.
I wondered why the Frisbee was getting bigger, and then it hit me.
Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?
01' Suzuki DRZ400E (For sale soon..)
08' Suzuki GSXR1000
(This space to be filled)