Does anyone here ride a motorcycle?

LanEvo

Hall of Fame
no but i wish i did then id have all the girls, but if u get a ninja get it in silver or neon green that stuffs the bomb
 

ch4ng

Rookie
i dont own a bike but everytime my cousin lets me, i ride his 2008 yamaha r6. 250r are pretty sick too, that green will catch anyone's eye. with gas prices getting so high using a motorcycle will probally help you save a little...so do it! haha
 

BullDogTennis

Hall of Fame
id get the ZX-14 that sucker is a beast--but if i were you id go with the 500r or 650r--more power is deff better!(but maybe not as much as the ZX-14)
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Are you riding mostly in town?

If not, get a bigger bike. Ninja 650r or Suzuki SV650 make great choices.

Chris, TW.
 

Spokewench

Semi-Pro
Have you ever ridden motorcycles before? If not, please take a motorcycle safety class and I recommend you get no larger than a 250 until you are comfortable riding. Always wear a helmet. It is in the first year of riding motorcycles, that most people are injured or killed. Please be safe.

spoke
 

Fay

Professional
I'm contemplating whether or not to purchase the Ninja 250R. Opinions?
Yes I rode a Yamaha 650 for years .... weighed 550 lbs. and I weighed 110 at the time. Great for highway being heavy, but if you drop the suckar you are in for a mess. Been there.

I honestly thought about getting one of the 3-wheeled something to save gasoline recently. With 50-ball container and my huge tennis bag, I'll think that will remain a fantasy!
 
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Deleted member 23235

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I'm contemplating whether or not to purchase the Ninja 250R. Opinions?
I'm guessing this is a starter bike? Just be prepared to sell it at the end of the season... and if that's the case you might as well buy it used... use it/get comfortable riding, sell it, then upgrade, since you'll like get bored of the lack of acceleration, not to mention you won't be able to keep up with folks (presuming you ride with others that like to ride fast). I think my buddy's bike topped out at ~100 mph going down hill with a tail wind, but the top end speed wasn't the big deal, it was the pep getting there that was lacking.

I've ridden 550's, 600's, 700's, 1000's... I personally like the 600's-700's size bikes, because had really good acceleration, and were very maneuverable. The big difference between a 700 and 1000 (for example), is that at ~100mph, the 1000 will still keep going strong and start to pull away from a 700,... but they'll both get to 100mph at about the same time. The power on a 1000+ bike is nice, if you're really into straights (which get's boring IMO), but eventually I realized the twisties are where the excitement is at (so I wanted a lighter, nimbler bike).

With that said, I've quit riding for a number of years now, after seeing first hand too many accidents (fatal and non) involving friends, acquaintances and myself (I was lucky to be involved in nonfatal, nondisabling variety). While I often miss riding, and I always look when a bike goes by, I don't think the excitement is quite worth the risk.

If I ever did go back to riding... I'd have to pick me up one of these: http://www.confederate.com/confederate2/c2-links/machines-wraith.html <drool>

Good luck, and drive safe.
 
Yes I rode a Yamaha 650 for years .... weighed 550 lbs. and I weighed 110 at the time. Great for highway being heavy, but if you drop the suckar you are in for a mess. Been there.

I honestly thought about getting one of the 3-wheeled something to save gasoline recently. With 50-ball container and my huge tennis bag, I'll think that will remain a fantasy!
 
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