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Buying a Yamaha YZF-R1 for new rider?

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Old 12-20-2008   #1
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Default Buying a Yamaha YZF-R1 for new rider?

Hey guys, I want to buy a Yamaha YZF-R1 when I get my license instead of a car. I will be 17 around the time of purchase. Probably something older like a 2003, because I have found those are around 5000. I have heard that that it's too much power for a new rider and I don't have a death wish. I have no previous riding experience(I used to drive a Honda 70cc when I was 9 years old till about 12 years old).Will this be too powerful? Do you guys have any other suggestions? I want something sporty, but like I said I wont be tryingt o race anything. lol Thanks in advance.Oh and how about the Yamaha YZF-R6?Yeah I thought more about it and I decided it was a stupid idea getting a 1000cc motorcycle. I am leaning towards the GSX-R600, I assume this is a good one? I will have to do a lot more research, but I just want your opinion for now.
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Dont be stupid. An 1000cc sportbike is like a gun in a childs hands.Get a 250cc or at the biggest 600cc. If you think a 600cc is slow then you need to take your meds, or learn how to ride it.
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