You asked for it...Hi guys!!!!
Hope you are all well. I am new to the world of bikes and have just got a ZX6R :thumb: for my first bike after hearing great things about them. I look forward to hearing from people and hopefully get some much needed guidance.
I disagree ,after passing my full bike test the 1st bike I got was a 2001 zx6r j2 !250-400cc bikes were too small so didnt feel comfortable which is the worse feeling !and I could insure a 600 for the same money !jkv45 said:You asked for it...
Take a MSF riding course before you do anything.
Make sure you have a complete set of gear, and wear it all the time.
Why did you choose a ZX6R for your first bike? That's not a good choice when you are learning to ride. Sell it and buy a 250 Ninja.
I'm serious. This is the best guidance I can give you.
That's fine. You asked.I disagree ,after passing my full bike test the 1st bike I got was a 2001 zx6r j2 !250-400cc bikes were too small so didnt feel comfortable which is the worse feeling !and I could insure a 600 for the same money !
Ah, I should have looked closer before replying.I didn't post this thread jay lol ,I did my lessons and test on a cb500 ,passed 1st time and bought a 600 straight off ,I don't see anything wrong with that,I don't think you are Any worse off starting on a 600 ,I actually think its worse jumping from a small 250 to a 600 !
Fair point ,I was a pretty confident rider before test (I raced motocross and supermotos)so this obviously helped ,when we done the cbt (compulsory basic training)I had to use a Yamaha sr125 and I was too big for it ,so once I'd done the cbr they let me go straight onto the 500 to do lessons !jkv45 said:Ah, I should have looked closer before replying.
Glad it worked for you, but it's still a really bad idea to start on something with the weight and power of a 600 SS for most new riders IMO.
The biggest danger comes when the new rider starts feeling confident about his ability. They overestimate their skills and underestimate the potential of the cycle.