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Abaaba
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PostPosted: 06:55 - 30 May 2022    Post subject: Re: First big bike Reply with quote

I got Honda CBF600 at the moment and learned to ride on Kawazaki Z650, both bikes are decent and easy to ride............don't ask me about any other bike though as I haven't tried them yet Very Happy
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Sako
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PostPosted: 14:47 - 04 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

with the Kawasaki Z650 or Gladius you'll be bored sh*tless in under 6 months, they really are the definition of gutless.
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struan80
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PostPosted: 19:13 - 04 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

CB 650, my mate had one after passing his test and loved it, rides like a dream TBH. Would be hard pushed to find a better 650.

But just get a 2006 Fireblade, it only goes as fast as you turn the throttle and is not much bigger than a 650. If you're crazy enough to ride a bike then bigger engine and lighter bike is best.
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Fat Angry Scotsman
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PostPosted: 10:34 - 06 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sako wrote:
with the Kawasaki Z650 or Gladius you'll be bored sh*tless in under 6 months, they really are the definition of gutless.


I have to second this, I have an ER-6F and I am ready to go up a size again now. Then again, I appear to be the only person in recorded history who's admitted to looping an ER-6F.
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ThunderGuts
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PostPosted: 16:25 - 06 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:
Sako wrote:
with the Kawasaki Z650 or Gladius you'll be bored sh*tless in under 6 months, they really are the definition of gutless.


I have to second this, I have an ER-6F and I am ready to go up a size again now. Then again, I appear to be the only person in recorded history who's admitted to looping an ER-6F.


It's possible to loop a C90 quite easily Laughing I'm not bored of 8hp in that either, although I do have a VFR to play with too.
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Prawny
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PostPosted: 19:14 - 09 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn’t enjoy my ER6 at all, possibly because it was a poor example, but I didn’t have much ‘bike’ experience when I got it and have really enjoyed having my meteor to learn how to ride on properly.

I wish it was faster on occasion, not often but I can definitely see the appeal of a bigger bike again, ideally I’d like a second bike but no way I can afford that at the moment.

With 7 months of 125 experience that the op has I’d be tempted push the CC up a bit more than the standard 650 if you see something that you like. And at your height I wouldn’t rule out cruisers, some of them have decent pillion seats too.
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Paulo87
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PostPosted: 09:04 - 22 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still waiting to get out on my XJ6.

Passed my Mod 1 testerday, and booked in for Mod 2 in a month. I wanted to passed by now, but the waiting lists for tests are.. shite

Happy with my choice generally (of a 600 with fairings) - riding to work I'd definitely appreciate some wind protection. And riding a Gladius at 'school' - I find it a little heavy to manoeuvre at slow speeds (but I guess I'm just used to flicking my YBR around) and plenty of power for me.

I'll have to see if I do get bored of the XJ6. Can always flog it and get something bigger later on. Or maybe something smaller if filtering isn't so easy Neutral
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