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    Question Just wondering if this would be too big???

    Just wondering if an older 600 cc bike would be too big for a new rider, especially for a girl, or would it be better to go with a 250, or would I get bored with it too fast.

    thanks for your help all

    Christine

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    or in french,le steekmon! Array stickman's Avatar
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    600! Doesn't make a diff if your a guy or a girl,you'de probably get bored of the 250 after one season,but that's my thoughts.
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    I'd be concerned about the weight and seat height in relation to the size of the girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomlowe
    I'd be concerned about the weight and seat height in relation to the size of the girl.
    I guess that depends on the weight and size of the girl!teehee
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    I started on a 2001 CBR 600 F4i, then onto a 2003 Honda CBR 600 RR, now onto a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 600. I am 5' 8" and all 3 bikes are a good fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-YA
    I started on a 2001 CBR 600 F4i, then onto a 2003 Honda CBR 600 RR, now onto a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 600. I am 5' 8" and all 3 bikes are a good fit.
    Yes, but I would have to say the F4i is a rediculously light bike. It almost feels too light, haha. I was pushing one around work the other day and I thought parts of it were out being repaired or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacha
    Just wondering if an older 600 cc bike would be too big for a new rider, especially for a girl, or would it be better to go with a 250, or would I get bored with it too fast.

    thanks for your help all

    Christine

    As a beginner, you'd probably be better to stay away from RR series bikes, keep at the 600cc size and research seat height and bike weight. Finally, when test sitting a bike, ask yourself if it feels big ... or better yet ~ overwhelming.
    Ride safe.

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    I think an older 600 is a good idea. I had a 250 to start with, and got bored really fast (although I do not regret starting small). The 600 I have now is about right (good amount of power for a beginner)...and the seat height is also just about right (I'm 5'4").

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    How about a Kawasaki EX500? About the same price as a 250, but with more power.

    We went for a ride today and the EX500 had no problem keeping up with us at speeds above the speed limit.

    Brand new 2004 EX500s are going for $5499 in Calgary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickman
    I guess that depends on the weight and size of the girl!teehee

    Shes about 5'5" and 111lbs just so you know

    and I love how in that ad that an '05 ZX6 is only $1000 more than an '03
    Some just dont get it......others do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03zx6rr
    and I love how in that ad that an '05 ZX6 is only $1000 more than an '03
    Well, they are both crate fresh bikes, so if I were in the market, I would buy the '03 and put the extra $1K in my pocket.

    However, since I am me, I would spend the $7500 on the Z750 and have a much better real world bike. I tried a 99 R6 today and I am sure glad that I bought the Z1000. It wheelies nicely two-up

    I love how in that ad that the EX500 is $500 more than the ZZR250. I would pick the EX500 over the 250.

    I posted the www.blackfootonline.com add since you are close to Calgary, relatively speaking and they seem to give excellent deals.
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    actually i bought my ZX6RR from blackfoot last july.
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    i just finished my course at action. from what i can feel, the 250's were pretty fast, but it felt like it'd have problems going faster than 100 on the highway. i started off on a 600 and i'm lovin' it.

    my friend lowered her bike after she dropped it + realized it was too tall for her, too late.

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    Once again, its all about what feels comfortable. A lot of people will tell you that a 250 is a much better starter bike then most others. While probably right, it doesnt mean much without knowing you.

    Try sitting on different bikes and see what they feel like. If your lucky enough, try and go on ride as many as you can.

    We can give you tons of advice, but in the end its all about you.
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