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04-26-2011, 12:49 PM
I am beginner, I will take MSF, I been looking at ninja 250r, there is bike for sale Honda cb600f 2006 with 6,100 miles with excellent condition. It is selling for $3,300. Is it a good deal? Is it a good beginner bike?
04-26-2011, 01:46 PM
I assume you mean CBR600F? To answer your question simply, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The CBR600F is a poor choice for a first time rider (as is any inline 4 supersport) since the power is completely different. To put this in perspective the Kawasaki Ninja 250 which is considered to be the ideal starter sport bike has just under 30HP and that Honda CBR600 has about 110HP. The fastest street legal machine in the US (the Suzuki Hayabusa) sits at about 176HP. The 600 can easily injure you while learning to ride and will gladly throw you off the back of the bike or on your side if you accidentally let out the clutch too fast or grab too much throttle (which every noob does at some point during their learning experience), buy a used 250 and learn how to really ride the sucker (not just cranking the throttle in a straight line) and by the time you decide to get something bigger your skills will be vastly improved over the guys who started out on bikes that were too big for beginners and you will be able to out corner them. The Ninja 250 is probably the only 250 out there that even experienced riders hold on to since they make great bikes for the curves and are excellent for training you in all applications in a safe manner. That is unless you are a very large individual.
04-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Just to clarify, the CB600F is not a CBR. It's a naked version. Looks like this stolen pic:
The motor is a detuned version of the CBR of that year, if I'm correct, but will still have a lot of power (could be 100hp depending on year) Chances are, it will be plenty powerful and may be too much for a beginner.
04-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Yeah, I did notice the F designation. Given that it is a newer model it will probably be in the 90-100HP range. Either way still too much power for a newbie.
04-26-2011, 11:29 PM
How about for the price?
04-27-2011, 02:56 AM
Provided it hasn't been wrecked and rebuilt (and comes with a title) it seems like a decent price for what it is, either way though it is irrelevant as the bike just isn't a match for your skill at this point. If you can afford that kind of money, you can more than afford a really nice 250R.
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