Let's sticky a thread on why it's a bad idea and not respond to these threads anymore.
We don't give a fuck how "bored" you are with it. The point is you learn how to properly ride with far less opportunity to over power your skills. 600CC bikes have a very intense power band which hits very rapidly, if you make an emergency maneuver and gas it to get out of the way, the bike could double it's horsepower in a very very short amount of time and will be far out of your ability to handle. You do not learn how to drive in a Viper. You learn in a shitty beater and work your way up to it.I've ridden my friend's 09 ninja 250cc a few times. I dig the looks and it's kind of peppy but it's something that I will be bored with inside a month.
Clearly, that's why you should buy a 911 Turbo as a first car...because after you become a skilled, experienced driver in your Civic (after a month), you'll be ready for a step up anyway so why bother with the Civic in the first place.I've ridden my friend's 09 ninja 250cc a few times. I dig the looks and it's kind of peppy but it's something that I will be bored with inside a month.
The least he could do is provide his name and ssn and any other info we would need to take out a life insurance policy.
Squids? Don't squids ride with no gear and only go in straight lines? If that's the case then I'm the complete opposite. To me there is nothing better than taking corners. Hell I traded in a zx14 for a zx6r so I could have a more competent track/twisties bike. I search for windy roads. It's a beautiful thing when you hit a curve just right. Your not fighting with the bike you're flowing with the curve and your stomach is in knots.In here and in every other motorcycle forum on earth.
Here's a good definition from google that I can agree with. It's not exactly like there is one definitive idea of it.Squids? Don't squids ride with no gear and only go in straight lines? If that's the case then I'm the complete opposite. To me there is nothing better than taking corners. Hell I traded in a zx14 for a zx6r so I could have a more competent track/twisties bike. I search for windy roads. It's a beautiful thing when you hit a curve just right. Your not fighting with the bike you're flowing with the curve and your stomach is in knots.
Squid is an irresponsible motorcyclist; it is generally associated with a new or reckless motorcyclist seen riding erratically and/or beyond his or her capabilities, often without appropriate riding gear.
The origin of the word is varyingly attributed as:# A contraction of squirreley and kid, or an acronym for "Stupidly Quick, Underdressed, Ignorant and Dangerous" or "Stupidly Quick, Underdressed and Imminently Dead"# Observing a squid underwater, it seems that the creature is unable to change direction while swimming without first coming to a near complete stop. Once the squid does stop and change directions, it can very quickly accelerate back to its regular swimming speed. Beginning motorcyclists (especially sports bike riders) commonly have trouble turning the motorcycle with any substantial amount of speed (causing them to slow down to unnecessarily slow speed to take a turn), while at the same time have a tendency to ride very fast on the straight sections of the road.# Newly-inducted sailors based in San Diego in the '60s would frequently buy an inexpensive 2-stroke moto for transportation while on shore, whether they'd ever ridden before or not. So, you had large numbers of unprotected, inexperienced "marine life", squirting through traffic in a hurry and leaving a trail of black "ink" (smoke) behind them.
Often young, this motorcyclist is identified by their reckless abandon (speeding, wheelies, stoppies etc.) and by their inappropriate attire (Shorts, backwards ball cap, flip flops, Wife Beater T-shirt, etc). Such a rider eschews all or most of the protective gear worn by many riders (helmet, gloves, leather jacket, riding pants, and boots) and the social and legal norms of riding behaviour, and as such is looked upon with derision by experienced motorcyclists, who also refer to them as "organ donors", "Zip-Splats", "Skin Crayons", and "soon-to-be-ex-motorcyclists".
I've owned 2, 04-09 don't make good starter bikes.I practically drool everytime I see one. How does it rank against other 600cc bikes? I'm looking at 2004-2009 are there years that are better or most prefer? 2007-2008 are best for price/performance bang for the buck?
Just link to this one:Let's sticky a thread on why it's a bad idea and not respond to these threads anymore.
:thumbsup:For the OPs use: I ride an 07 Suzuki GS500F. It has 487cc and puts out 44bhp stock. I've maxed it out at 115mph on a straight road with no incline or decline. I can accelerate from 70-90 in 4th gear in a matter of seconds. I can take a corner marked as 35mph at 70mph. I get 60mpg commuting (easy on the gas and keeping the RPMs low) and 40mpg when I'm going flat out (keeping RPMs between 9-11k and redlining at 12k). Yes, I will get bored with it, but after hanging out this past weekend with a dozen other riders, all of which rode larger bikes than I did, they all commented on how good I was doing and that when I decided to upgrade to a 600cc+ bike I would be really good because I built up a good base. In the group I was in there were a couple of new guys, all on 600cc+ and I beat them all because they were being too timid.