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Hi Revscene riders, a buddy of mine referred me to this site so I can get some advice on why I should not be getting a 3 cylinder (Daytona 675r) I just got my learners. I know I should start on a 250 or maybe lower but, I don't want to go through the buying and selling process.
I am extremely happy that I went to PRS last year. I cannot for a second imagine riding a bike on a public road without having attended.
That said - I did make a mistake and bought the well-mannered CBR600RR after I finished the class. The bike was very forgiving, by 600cc-class standards, but it's a challenge as a new rider to tame even the Honda... I know my skillset would have grown exponentially if I had started on a 250cc/300cc bike as I would have been able to push and challenge the bike and more effectively grow into a 600cc-class bike.
I now have a Daytona 675 that I am just finishing a TOTAL rebuild on (including motor) ... even stock, this bike produces a frantic amount of torque. The different between this and most 600cc bikes is IMMEDIATELY noticable... this is NOT a bike for new riders. The bike has no tolerance for mistakes because it produces torque to the rear wheel faster than you can imagine.
Start with a 250cc/300cc bike. It's your health that matters most.
Long Live the King : RIP John (Gwilo)
again.... GO TO PACIFIC RIDING SCHOOL! took that course 5 years ago and still alive and riding, bigger bikes are fine as long as you have wrist control. i started on an R6 as well and i was fine, but i had dirt bike experience if that even makes a difference. safe riding!!!
Riding school should be your first step. Decide on your bike after. A majority of motorcycle skills are NOT intuitive -- you will not learn proper form without proper instruction. After the course you will notice most motorcyclists have extremely poor form.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with whatever bike choice afterward. You don't need to go get something like a 250, however a higher-powered bike initially will hinder your growth and education as a rider.
The 675 is not really newb friendly. I've ridden my friends and it has a very aggressive riding position and lots of low end torque. A cbr600rr would be better choice if you need to get a supersport since theres not much power till you hit 7000rpm.
The advantage of starting on something with less power is you'll be able to push the bike a bit more without it getting you in as much trouble. I could do things to my Gladius that if I did to my FZ-09 I'd be eating asphalt. You can start on any bike as long as you have a level head but some bikes are better then others for beginners.
I'd start on a 250, 500 or maybe something like sv650 and upgrade from there.
“The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place... and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain't about how hard you hit... It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That´s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you worth, go out and get what you worth.” - Rocky Balboa
If you start on a 250 or 300, selling will not be difficult as there are plenty of new riders looking for bikes.
You will learn more and faster on the smaller bike as it is more forgiving.
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