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05-25-2008, 04:18 PM
I am 23 and have been interested in cars most my life... Due to gas prices needing to sell my performance/gas guzzler car and get a bike. I have a few in mind but have no knowledge of ANYTHING motorcycle (performance, motor, etc). I am 6'4" 230lb. and want something quick and clean. I will be using it as a daily and would prefer something big for my size:D the bikes that caught my eye are: All black
2008 Triumph Speed Triple
Again I don't know anything about "bikes" and personally just like the design of these. would they be too small and what would be the best for the long run? Also being a speed freak would like something quick. Please help.
Oh p.s. my fiance would like to ride on back (sometimes) she is 5' even.
05-25-2008, 04:44 PM
All those bikes will kill you, quickly. Get something like a Ninja 650, maybe a ZZR600 or FZ6 if you just have to have a superbike.
No motorcycle is slow. I don't know what your car was, but I bet you a Ninja 250 is quicker.
05-25-2008, 04:56 PM
Since the Hayabusa is the biggest and fastest bike that Suzuki makes, I doubt it will be too small for you. None of the bikes you mentioned get fantastic gas mileage, either. Depending on what your current car/truck gets, you probably won't see a cost savings once you figure insurance. If you are wanting to reduce fuel costs, look at non-sportbikes in the 500-750cc range, versus a 1300-1400cc sportbike.
05-25-2008, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the site Schneiderman I guess I fall in the vanity and you be the judge section. I am a larger person looking for a "sweet" ride but don't really know what I'm looking for.
My thinking is like when I bought my car that hey I bought it I'm keeping it forever thinking I take great care of my vehicles and plan to get a bike that I enjoy from day one till the long haul.
My car got around 30mpg (i know not so good) but I love the sportbike look. Thats why I got an Evo MR aggressive and mean. I guess I need to step of my name brand high horse and go with something practical rather than flashy.
Which is why I came here an empty slate ready for knowledge. I greatly appreciate all the help and other model choices.
05-25-2008, 05:32 PM
I think you will find interest in the Ninja 650, various SV650 models, Katana 600, Versys, ZZR600 and FZ6; and all of these bikes will be relatively economical while still looking cool and having more power than anyone actually needs.
05-25-2008, 06:00 PM
The part that's scariest (most scary?) is YOU HAD A PERFORMANCE CAR, so you might be used to "zooming" around, and those bikes would kill you if you do that without any experience, and especially with your fiance on your back that's a NO NO. Bikes Schneiderman recommended still pack a lot of power, so if you really like those still take it easy alright? Think about this: it's not just your life you're playing with, it's also your fiance's and other people's on the street as well.
05-25-2008, 08:27 PM
I know I had a performance car but I have calmed down ALOT since the high school days I just like the knowledge of having all the power and pulling it out on OPEN roads... Due to being a spankin new rider I WILL NOT be pushing it anytime soon. Appreciate the safety prep though. The ninja 650 does look nice, I'm a murdered out fan so if anybody knows what looks good all blacked out hit me up. Also can someone help me out (or show me a thread) with the cc to hp conversion (or explanation) I have no clue when it comes to motorcycle engines? Thanks again everyone, this thread is ALOT nicer and more helpful than any Evo threads.
05-26-2008, 01:59 AM
This is useful:
Though it's not working for me right now, I don't know if that's just me or what.
Also, it's not simply the amount of horsepower, it's the nature of the powerband as well as many other factors that make supersports so dangerous.
06-10-2008, 07:46 PM
HOORAY I think I found a bike. I went to
Motoport USA at 1200 NW 57 Ave., Miami, FL VERY VERY helpfull I talked to a Gabriel and he looked me over and sat me down on an 08 GSXR750 orange on black and OMG fell in love. The bike fit like A glove I stand 6'4" 250lbs. I wanted to buy then and there but due to traveling the Caribbean shortly for 16months I can't. I also liked the GSXR1000 but he said for a first he wouldn't recommend THAT high but within a few yrs why not.
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