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Hello I'm new to this forum and new to riding motorcycles I'm 16 and 6'2 140p. I was wondering what bike would best fit me.
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If its your first bike, I would recommend buying used. And also getting something smaller like a 250, 500, or maybe even a 650. Should be a good used market. The 500 may be hard to find. Do NOT go for a super sport (ZX6R, ZX10R, etc). Stick to a sport, they have a lot less bite when you turn the throttle and won't be too hard on you when you make a mistake (which you will make a lot of on your first bike). Any more questions, feel free to ask.
 

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Thank you.I was also wondering how much harder is it to ride with someone on the back of the bike?
I wouldn't say it's necessarily harder, but it does take some getting use to. You have to give more throttle when starting from a stand still, but stability wise the bike will handle the same. I wouldn't recommend taking a passenger along until you are very confident with riding solo. Also always be sure to instruct your passenger BEFORE they step foot on your motorcycle. You have to tell them to explain to them to lean with you in corners, how their body position should be, etc.
 

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Buy something small, light, and used for your first bike. Check insurance prices before buying anything. Take a riding course. Buy and wear full gear all the time. Don't even think about riding with a passenger for at least a couple successful seasons.


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Hello I'm new to this forum and new to riding motorcycles I'm 16 and 6'2 140p. I was wondering what bike would best fit me. -superninja12
I have a lot different opinion than most people here because I think every person and situation are to be looked at when buying a bike and money for me is not an issue. That being said. Your age and your weight are screaming 250. You height however says bigger. Ever see a bear on a bicycle at the circus? Get my point. I'd say loom at a 500 or even the 400 model depending what you can find. Note to consider. If you buy a 4000 dollar bike. Prepare to spend another third on riding gear and maintenance items basically another 1200 bringing you purchasing total to 5200. Make sure you keep in your budget for riding gear and need little tools. Is the thing most forget. Don't go with the the 600 or 1000 super sport Sport and super sport bikes are non comparable so that being said stick in sport models when looking to purchase. Riding with a passenger. Def not ok for a while. And as was stated the each rider must know to lean together and how important this is can not be understated. Hope this helps
 

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Iffffnnnnn u can find a good used 650 it'd be perfect......
U would have that 4 a few years n not get tired of it.....
Not a supersport by any means, but......
It does have just enough get up n go to please a person....
Also the throttle is no where near as touchy as a 6r or bigger.
A 500 would also be good.....
As the man says......Gear......u want gear.....
One of the members here ( Country in the City ) just wrecked his bike.....
He was lucky he was wearing gear.....
At least kevlar pants n motorcross armor if that's all u can get.
NNnnnn a helmit of some sort....DOT at least.......leather boots.....
The guys here make fun of me when i ride with a Tu-Tu n flipflops....
This is a great forum full of help n info.......
Just watch some of the guys here tho.....:whistling:








 
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