posted December 02, 2007 06:59 AM
So I have heard many diff. opinions on the topic of which 1st bike to get and am just looking for some more I suppose. I have raced dirtbikes/snowmobiles/4 wheelers for about 20 of my 24 yrs on this earth. . .some of these machines pushing 300hp (snowmobiles). Also, a cousin of mine who grew up in the same lifestyle of me has been riding sportbikes (races semi-pro in new england as well) for about 10 years now. He told me I would be fine getting a 1000, as long as I treated it with the utmost respect. My cousin said he bought a zx6r and went to a 1000 after about a year of riding. I have ridden road bikes before, not a superbike tho. Would it really be stupid of me to get an 04 zx10 ?
posted December 02, 2007 09:41 AM
c'mon man you know its all about how hard to twist the wrist anyway. The 600 will kill you exactly as quick (although you can get it around the race track with a better lap time!)
'08 R1 YAMAHA
CBR600RR track bike
Needs a life
Needs more time to ride!
posted December 05, 2007 04:31 AM
Be honest with yourself!
If you have ridden dirtbikes for 20 years, let me ask you... what were they and what kind of riding?
XR200/400 = sv650
CR250 450f = 600 inline 4
CR500 = 1000
Realistically if you mastered and could control the power of the dirtbikes( or compareable ones) mentioned very proficiently, you will become comfortable really quick on the bikes I mentioned beside them.
Remember, as Steviewiffle stated, the wrist truns 2 ways.
Get comfortable and learn the traits of our bike, ie wobble, headshake etc( 04 ZX10 was known for headshake on rough roads and touchdowns) brake sensitivity, throttle sensitivity.
Ride responsibly ( at least around other motorists) hard to avoid someone when the frt tire is 4ft off the ground, or you doin a flyby... know what I mean?
Ride defensively... they will cut you off, and if your not on your game it will end up hurting.
In the bushes, tree's don't move, the streets are far more dangerous IMO, as there are many more variables you have no control of, or cannot forsee.
On dirtbikes you can pre ride a trail before you rail, on the streets a new puddle of oil, antifreeze or blue hair could appear!
destiny will overcome intervention.
Some are not worthy of the effort.