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First bike help needed

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by Rigga1995, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Hi
    I am just about to go for my question ride so am looking for a budget bike to last me for a year or so.
    I am 6ft and 120kg so was thinking a 650 of some sort bit I'm not sure.
    Is there any decent looking sports bikes our there for around the $2500- $3000 mark.
    All help appreciated.

  2. For that budget a hyosung 650 is probably the go. If u like the sports riding position look for a gt650r or the more comfy and upright ones are 650 s or comet
  3. Thanks ill have a look.
    They are a little pricier on bike sales but they look nice.
  4. If it's only a year, an old Suzuki sv650 might sort it out. They're not TOO pricey when they've a few kms under the belt, and the older ones are one of the better looking 650cc learners...
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  5. I don't think they are lams approved are they?
  6. Rigga1995Rigga1995 You might be right. They look mean tho...

    Just had a look and the prices for 2010-12 ones (the weirdly pointy fairing LAMS one before the awful gladius shape...) are absurd. Disregard my post.

    A colleague learned on a Kawasaki ER6N and it was a great bike. Big enough, a little sluggish with the learner restrictor, but it was a big bike with a big rear tyre, twin discs up front and suspension that could manage a 120kg bloke...

    A few of the more spacious learner bikes I can think of are XJ6N, ER6N, MT07 and even a GS500. The GS500 is getting a bit long in the tooth but they're a rock solid, cheap, simple bike that'll do you for a year no worries...
  7. As a bigger guy myself, similar in size to yourself, go for a larger capacity bike with higher torque.

    I rode a Hyo 250 GT for a year, and got all I could out of it, just upgraded to a new 650 Kawasaki and the difference is incredible.

    So bigger engine, more torque. On a budget you will likely find a few Hyosung 650's. Make sure you leave plenty of room in your budget for other stuff too though, gear, maintenance items etc.

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  8. Thanks guys.
    I'm really liking the look of the hyosung 650