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Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:22:36 PM »
I'm such a hypocrite.  I hate to say this but my daughter is bugging me to buy her first street bike and I'm not excited about it.  With that said I thought I would ask here first.  Anyone got a good starter bike for sale?
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 03:45:13 PM »
How ironic that this would happen when you don't have a bike for sale.  ;D
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 09:16:24 PM »
I just acquired my first truly "new" bike, a 2017 Honda CB300F ABS that I think would be a great newbie bike (only bike I've ever gotten with 0 miles on the odometer). But it's not for sale as I'm going to enjoy riding it, I suspect, for a long time and over a lot of miles. If all of my bikes in the garage were as easy to move around as the CB, I'd be tickled.
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 09:52:56 PM »
I have my 1999 Suzuki SV650 that I purchased from Jim and Ginny LaPoint some years ago.
It’s really too nice to be a beginner bike as I think of a beginner bike as being one that’s going to be dropped a few times. I’ve been holding on to this bike because it’s too good to give away for what the book value is but no one probably would give me what I think it’s worth. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this bike ... it’s just that I also own an FJ-09 and a Super Tenere and I alway go to them instead of the SV.




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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 10:29:46 PM »
I have my 1999 Suzuki SV650 that I purchased from Jim and Ginny LaPoint some years ago.
It’s really too nice to be a beginner bike as I think of a beginner bike as being one that’s going to be dropped a few times. I’ve been holding on to this bike because it’s too good to give away for what the book value is but no one probably would give me what I think it’s worth. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this bike ... it’s just that I also own an FJ-09 and a Super Tenere and I alway go to them instead of the SV.




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I read an article a while back on picking a first bike, and the primary feature to this writer was the head to right-hand interface. If they are coordinated, a beginner can ride most anything. Being somewhat familiar with the SV, I'd say it's an easy interface to make. An SV can be an entertaining ride for anyone from beginner to experienced rider for a long time.
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 11:18:15 PM »
She has her eye on the Ninja 250 or CBR 250.  I can't talk her into a naked beater bike for a season.  She is set to take the MSF in early May so we will see how things go. 
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 11:20:04 PM »
Very funny BD!
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 10:08:08 AM »
EX500s and CB500s seem like reasonable options too.
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 12:03:30 PM »
Not for sale, but I just recently acquired a 2017 Honda CB300F. Not much in the way of bodywork (to damage in the inevitable tip over), 286cc fuel-injected water-cooled counter-balanced engine, ABS. It's a smooth runner that feels incredibly light when I'm moving it around in the garage. Feels appropriately stable on the road (in the 200 or so miles I've put on it). I think I like it, and a newbie could as well.
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 03:11:02 PM »

The Ninja 250 is fun, but it won't leave the driveway under 7000 rpm.  I don't know if the Ninja 300 has more torque.

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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 07:17:31 PM »
Not for sale but my Yamaha R3 is a great starter bike that is also featured in an international race series
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 07:46:54 PM »
We scored a 2011 CBR250R today with a almost brand Bluetooth equipment helmet and a GPS for 2100.  MSF first week of May.  What I like best is it has FI and had never been down in 6k miles.   
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2018, 07:48:03 PM »
Good deal!  Congratulations! 
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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2018, 10:01:36 PM »
We scored a 2011 CBR250R today with a almost brand Bluetooth equipment helmet and a GPS for 2100.  MSF first week of May.  What I like best is it has FI and had never been down in 6k miles.

Hmmm... what does it mean that it has Fl?



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Re: Starter bike for my 20 year old daughter
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2018, 10:35:23 PM »

Fuel injected.

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