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im thinking about both bikes and i cant decide yes it will be my first bike and everything but im taking msf soon and i want the r6 but people say i should get 250 for practice. idk i would love an r6 and i know i will be careful at first and i will always wear full gear any advice?? vote now
 

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dont listen to them! they are gonna want you to get a 250r because this is a 250r foruum duh! or a kawi one of them they want you to get, kawi is a great bike just about any bike hold their value go on craislist a used one they sale for almost as brand new here in the states you better off going new then used here i think warranty and you break it in and know what your doing to it not some other gear head. first and for most i can say this because i got the 636 and it broke down on me so i got a new r6. the 250r is a small bike iv seen it in person but thats not a bad thing its a great bike when you sit on it feels like a gsxr because its low i like that very nimble great bike to learn on and not have any fear plus the great gas miles man cant beat that but yet the power will not be their when you need it, yes the 250r has power but i dont think it has enough power for highway riding and passing people real quick i think the 250r is more of a city bike my opinion, plus talk to anybody here even felix they want more power now they wanna try a 600 now that they got the feel of the 250r and are comfortable with it. you can learn on a 600 just like i did first bike ever i didnt learn much on the ninja 636, man great bike and style but oh well my luck ran out their. now if you wanna get a r6 i would sugest a r6s it has like the same power but the power band has been switch around and its easier on your wrist but the r6 is freaking sexy as hell, just remember respect the machine man know what you got under you can kill you if you try and be a show off, iv had my r6 for like a month now of so never been in danger or anything rides fine especially here in az where you have to ride far and jump on highways and s***, also depends what you gonna use the bike for man you wanna get great gas miles to commute around id say go for the 250r.... if you cant decied go get the 250r ride it get comfortable with it trade it in after 6 months or so and get that dream bike.... damn i feel like a dad here hahahaha hopefully that helps out man! get that ride asap!
 

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ok well im about 85% sure im getting an r6 because i have been looking at yamaha where they have like every type of motorcycle the ninja is a little small like u said and the r6 feels perfect it even feels better then a zx6 and gsxr600 i want it to be raven so if i get one thats the color so hopefully by january i will have my r6 but hey r6s did u take msf??
 

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Hmmm....those r nice assumtions about the 250r r6s. I rode everyday with a r6s. Inexpierence and dirt bike knowledge got him all messed up. He had more power but i out rode him everyday. 250 is way more than a city bike. Its actually not good at all in the city in my opinion.
 
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oh yeah stockwall it all depends how you ride it can have a fast track car but if you dont know how to drive it its worth crap! i think its a give and take with any bike you really cant compare a 250r with a r6 their in different leauges you know one has one thing the other has another thing its more like what you want and expect from your bike, i think the 250r is a great machine, s*** i wanted one so bad! and i could not get it but i still wanted to be in a kawi family and got the 636 hahaha so i respect the 250r plus now the 08s with the new body style so sick! im not the best rider their is all iv really done is go straight so im sure any bike can out run me in the twistys but i dont care ill ride at my own pace and not race and enjoy the machine, i think its a city bike well here in az i dont know about where your at stockwall but here citys are pretty big and long not narrow room to ride just fine with the flow of traffic, highway here is a different story lots of them because everything here is so disctance and highway speed limit is at 75 mph people going 80 85 mph daily, thats almost going full speed on your 250 and i dont think riding in that high rpm for a long distance is a good idead, i think gonna wear out that mottor quick, its what everone has told me even kawi did id go intheir like everyday, ok maybe like 2-3 times a month see if the ninja came in and they would always want to uprage me to the 500 or zx6 because of highway s*** but thats just me its all opinions and depends where your at. nah i never took the msf classes are full untill mid october the class that i wanna take so i have to wait till, so i mean learning is easy you can ride shift fast gun it whatever but being skilled is hard more than likly its gonna take a few falls too!
 

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250R...you'll gain experience, experience and more experience and you'll live to actually get the bike of your dreams, if its not another 250 lol. I just think its the way to go and yeah everyone would say 250 because its a safe route, now young kids who wanna "fit in" and be noticed would probably go with a different displacement. But the new 250 stokes everybody and everyone expects a 600 to look great but how many 250's look like a ZX-6R?? But thats beside the point, your safety and experience comes first and everyone who gets a high powered bike usually comes back in a few months with a "pitty" story and all we can really say is..."sorry i told you so"
 
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hahahaha thats a good way to put it virtual! but why does everyone think that if you get a 600 as your first bike your gonna crash? last night i was riding i love riding at night, and i seen a few bikers at some parking lot i came in and looked around talked to a few people lots of gsxr some r6 and r1 a ducati 848 was their a white one so sick man a ninja zx10 all decked out lowered paint job lunderglow lights and like where the rear tires goes that arm was all streched out far big fat tire, tire was so fat on the left all you can see the chain chewed it up a bit! zx6r all sorts of bikes i was talking to some of them and they where like yeah man my first bike was like a 750 back in the day where bikes where made all from steel super heavy things most of them said it dont matter what you got just respect it and you will learn, though you will learn and gain more confidence with a smaller cc lighter smaller blah blah blah but from a 600 to a 250 is not that big of a diff on weight and all the other stuff, most of these guys admit of falling or crashing because they where being stupid and fit in and stunt they learned the hard way
 

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R6...You're my HomeGFizzle!

Not saying you're going to crash but the chances are better...statistics dont lie lol.

Especially with your record HA!
 
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hahahaha yeah my record is pretty bad im suprised i still have a license dude haha your homie g dogg izzle fo shizzle my nizzle yo
 

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yea thanks for the advice but im going to look at bikes rite now in my car then im gonna look at pricing and see if they have any 09 ninja 250r's just to check it out aight peace out guys
 

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I'm thinking the same thing. I might just go out and buy a piece of crap. Drop it a few times and learn on it for 6months. Then buy a Honda 600rr. Honda has the best 600!!!

Just Remember its YOUR money use it how YOU want. Just remember 600 plastic is expensive so If you do get it as your first bike put a stunt rider crash cadge on it. DON'T DO STUNTS WITH IT. Use it as insurance just in case you drop your bike.
 

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Felix said:
R6S_2NR can you please paragraph your posts, I cant frigging read them... just one long flowing tide of BS, would be easier for all of us if you could break it up a little :p :p

Felix
I have to agree actually haha. It's a little discouraging to see your posts one big chunk of scrambled verbal dioreah and then need to get motivated to try reading it :p
 
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why does everyone think that if you get a 600 as your first bike your gonna crash?
Because you will. Everyone crashes their first car, everyone falls off their first bike. Always for the same one reason: inexperience. Of course there are exceptions but, everyone falls eventually.

A vehicle that only has two wheels and doesn't stand on its own is meant to fall, and it might as well take you with it. The sooner you realize that the better for you.

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last night i was riding i love riding at night, and i seen a few bikers at some parking lot i came in and looked around talked to a few people lots of gsxr some r6 and r1 a ducati 848 was their a white one so sick man a ninja zx10 all decked out lowered paint job lunderglow lights and like where the rear tires goes that arm was all streched out far big fat tire, tire was so fat on the left all you can see the chain chewed it up a bit! zx6r all sorts of bikes
What does this have to do with anything? I'm pretty sure one can ride at night on a 250cc. o_O?

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i was talking to some of them and they where like yeah man my first bike was like a 750 back in the day where bikes where made all from steel super heavy things
Back in the day bikes were heavy and underpowered. Any new 600cc will smoke the living shit out of an old 750cc. Your mates must be smoking crack!

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most of them said it dont matter what you got just respect it and you will learn
It does matter but, I do agree that respect for the bike, yourself and others (!) plays an important part in the game. What most kids (if not all of them) don't seem to realize is that they will fall. Falling off a 600cc tends to happen at higher speeds and after one's gained a bit of experience and (too much) confidence.

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from a 600 to a 250 is not that big of a diff on weight and all the other stuff
It makes a hell lot of a difference! While the dry weight difference sits at only 10kg between Ninja 250R and R6, the difference in power is noticeable to say the least!

Sorry if I got a bit worked out in my post, I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings. My post is not directed at R6S, even though it's a response to his post. I guess at the end of the day each one will buy whatever they feel like 'cause it is their own money after all. One can only hope people make a smart choice.

Cheers.
 
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hahaaha my bad my bad when i get carried away i just go on what my head is saying. but yeah i like that last part you said squid at the end people will buy whatever they want and can only hope the ride safe and make right choices, although im still going to say 250 and 600 is not that big of a diff. power yes weight no, maybe my 600 i dont know about others i sat on a 250 moved it around id say it maybe 10 lbs -15 lighter thats how it feels to me i kid you not man only thing is that my bike is taller but even then i can still stand find and im a short dude, i dont know im no expert i just peak of what i seen and what i have epx and so far its been great!
 

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If I still get a 250r and don't end up with a 500r or GS500F, I plan to ride it for a few years, keep it, and get a ZX-6R down the road.
 
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