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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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17 years old and buying an R6.

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Old 06-25-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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As long as the buyer isn't an asshat, sure why not. It's ALL about the maturity level of the rider. Nobody else is going to do the suffering if the rider wraps himself around a pole and gets his head split in half.
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if he likes to drive slow and scared of speed, then yes it is a fine first bike.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:51 AM   #4
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As long as the buyer isn't an asshat, sure why not. It's ALL about the maturity level of the rider. Nobody else is going to do the suffering if the rider wraps himself around a pole and gets his head split in half.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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The key is to have good clutch control! (aka tigerclaw!)
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:14 AM   #6
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If you're mature, sure, if not, please don't, you would endanger the rest of us on the road as well.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:14 AM   #7
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Is an R6 really a good beginner bike? I was thinking of the Ninja 250 but I realized it's kinda slow. Plus an R6 sounds crazy with a Leo Vince Exhaust. So it this reccomended?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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^Take a course first is the best recommendation I can give you. Why buy a 600cc supersport bike if you don't even know what it's like to ride on a motorcycle? Some people take the course and realize motorcycling is not for them, or find out they like cruisers more.

Also, yes the ninja 250 is "slow" relative to the 600cc and 1000cc bikes. But it's still faster than your average car. As the saying goes, it's much more fun to ride a slow bike fast than it is to ride a fast bike slow. Also, it's a lot more forgiving. If you slip the throttle by accident, you get a little scare, but at least you won't be wiping yourself off the pavement like you would if you were on a 600
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #9
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If hes affraid of speed y does he need such a powerful bike. If i were him id get a ninja 250 for a year and then move on up. But im immature and cant be trusted with quick vehicles, maybe he can
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #10
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^ I missed the part where I mentioned I was afraid of speed. Read carefully.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:06 PM   #11
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In that case do it man ud be the talk of the town with a bike like that at 17 years old BALLA!!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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are you talking about a used r6?
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #13
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as for the bike goes, what year R6? the new ones are kinda cool; the riding position is kinda cramped for street riding, I find the seat too high and the bars too low ( lots of ppl buy and install lowering links, but then you sacrifice a little bit of corner handling). If your budget allows it, try for the R6S ( which offers the bars over the triple clamps and other things) or a GSX-R600( leader in overall power and comfort, IMO) , both of which have more "street-able" power, as well as PLENTY of juice to rip you around a track. IF you're scared of speed though, consider doing a season of track riding, you'd be surprised at the stuff you learn there.

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Old 06-25-2009, 12:17 PM   #14
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In that case do it man ud be the talk of the town with a bike like that at 17 years old BALLA!!!!
How do you know if I am 17 or not? I'm not the OP. I was just asking if it is another recommended beginners bike. Again read carefully.
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The Ninja 250 is a decent bike for beginners. It's nimble and forgiving. Beginners need a forgiving bike.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:21 PM   #16
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your going down right away due most likely to immaturity of a 17 year old
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:26 PM   #17
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If you're in the top 5% of people in terms of natural skill and road awareness, sure.

Otherwise, you're asking for trouble.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #18
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i had a cbr125 when i just turned 16 and got a r6 when i turned 17...you just gotta be mature when it comes to stuff like this and you should REALLy take a course!!
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If your a poser...yes
If you want to actually ride....no
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:12 PM   #20
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You have to be 10 times more aware on a bike than on a car, most bc drivers don't see a motorcycle when they have an accident with one.

When I started riding, I wasn't afraid of riding it, but after the first day,I almost crashed , I was kinda scared to riding an R6, I think if you don't have respect for the motorcycle and you think your invisible, I believe that's going to be your worse mistake.

Its like going for your N for class 5, shoulder checking and making sure the intersection is clear.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:41 PM   #21
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I was 23...bought an used R6...couldn't get out of my apt parking lot, it was so scary
I am tall, so I had to roll my bike out like little kid on their first tricycle...lol

for the first 2 weeks, I was riding around at 30km/h and it feels like I was going at 100km/h...haha.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #22
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Yea the bikes for me, a 2009 R6
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:31 AM   #23
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If your a poser...yes
If you want to actually ride....no
I just want Tomac to know that... there is nothing wrong with posing on the streets.
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No one is going to stop you from buying one though, just don't be part of the statistics.
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