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Would Yamaha R6 or R1 be good for a beginner?

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Old 11-28-2008   #1
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Default Would Yamaha R6 or R1 be good for a beginner?

I already have my motorcycle license, but don't have riding experience other than the rider class. A friend suggested the R6 or R1, but I'm worried there may be too much power. I need an easy to manuever, light-weight bike that won't throw me off if I brake hard or excelerate fast. I'm a mid twenties woman that wants a cool, inexpensive ride that won't kill me.
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look into getting a Buell motorcycle. their engine sizes range from as little as 250cc and higher. plus they look really cool.
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I would definitely not start out on a 600cc or higher if you lack riding experience.....that said....i would recommend a used 250 ninja or something of that caliber...i say used because if you lay it over you won't be as mad as laying over a brand new bike. Good luck!!!
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R1 is deffinately too powerfull for a beginner. The R6 is also considered the most sporty/difficult 600 to ride because of how you sit and how stiff the suspension is.If easy to manuever and light weight is what you are looking for then I would suggest a new 08-09 Kawasaki Ninja 250. It has updated fairings just like all the other crotch rocket sport bikes, and is only ~4000 dollars brand new since it is only a 250cc bike. Unless you are looking to haul ass (I mean like 120+, or retardedly fast acceleration) I would strongly recomend looking into one. They might not be that powerful or fast but they are still faster to 60mph than 90% of the cars on the road.If you dont want that small of a bike you could get something thats a ~600cc multiuse sport bike. One that isnt made for all out speed/handling but is more made for some one wanting a bike to cruise around on with the ocasional oomph to speed around. Ones to look at Suzuki GS500F, GSX650F or a Kawasaki Ninja 650RAlso, the new 08+ Suzuki GSX-R600's have a feature where you can select between 3 different powerlevels, ABC. C is the weakest but is still sporty enough to cruise around, and A is the all out full power hauling ass mode.
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your friend is an @$$hole who doesn't care about you.an R1 will kill a beginner rider. hands down.
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lol what kind of"friend"suggests a r1 for a 1st bike.. im not sure he likes you
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No way an R6 or R1...for a beginner....too powerful !!start for a year or so on a 250...they are plenty powerful enough....try a 250 ninja or hyosung or honda....happy riding !!
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I'd say, as long as your aware of all the ponies in ya lap, you will be okay. Go for the 600, lots of starters went that route, i myself, went way above that and started with a 2008 zx-14. I'm only 18, 5'6, 145lbs and haven't laid her down yet. I've had her for 8 months. Guess im special ------
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