tell them to take the course for sure, that way they will have a better idea of how they ride, and maybe they can ask the instructors for more "professional" unbiased advice.
I knwo what youre sayin..... I was down at White Rock on Sunday and I saw a guy on an Yellow something.. I think it was a Gixxer or a Ninja... and all the dude was wearing was a white t-shirt.... is this wasnt stoopid enough, the same guy had a chick in the back seat... WHAT A DUMBASS!!!KatRider said:Also, they should make sure that they get good riding gear. It frightens me when I see what some people wear when they are riding. :eek
A good idea, but I traded the 600 in 3 years ago when I upgraded myself, and there is no way in hell that I will let them try my 929! They only have their learner's so they have not ridden anything just yet.Bluestone said:Letting them try your bike in a parking lot might scare them off of getting a 600 as a starter bike, or maybe letting them ride on the back too.
Bluestone said:whatever they decide to buy and do, no one but themselves can be blamed for anything they end up doing, be it good or bad. So all you can really do is strongly recommend taking a course and they will learn and decide from there. Letting them try your bike in a parking lot might scare them off of getting a 600 as a starter bike, or maybe letting them ride on the back too.
I started with a 250 and i was able to do much more within my abilities than if i had bought a 600. The difference in weight and power deffinately saved my butt several times!
One of the concerns new buyers have is that a 250 generally is going to be a standard bike while what they want is a sport bike, even if it just to learn on, we all have to admit the appeal of looking cool on a sportbike! I went with a newer model 250Ninja which has the best of both worlds.