First motorcycle

Posted at 8/21/2014 7:38:03 AM

evanlguisinger

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First motorcycle

Hey guys I would like to get a motorcycle but can't decide on which one. I've rode dirt bikes and some smaller motorcycles out in the country for a number of years, but would like to get one for the road. So far the only one I've found that I'm interested in is the Hyosung gt250r. I like the sport bike look, and don't really want to move away from that. I'm 5'8" 135 pounds, any advice? Thanks

Posted at 8/21/2014 8:58:46 AM

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I think your choice of bike size is fine. I understand that the finish of the bike is not as good a Japanese makes, but I have seen other Hyosung bikes and they are not bad. I'm not sure of the wisdom of buying a faired machine as your first bike. Plastics are very expensive to replace.

I would only consider one if there was a decent Hyosung dealer in your area. You wouldn't want to find it is difficult to get parts and service.

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Posted at 8/21/2014 11:52:26 AM

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Thanks for the input. What do you think about a 2012 or 2013 Honda CBR250R or CBR300R?

Edited by evanlguisinger at 8/21/2014 11:55:51 AM

Posted at 8/21/2014 12:46:49 PM

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Both good machines and a sensible option. Parts and service will be more easily available. But I believe that buying a new(ish) bike can be a mistake. It's so easy to have a mishap when you are starting out. Then your gleaming bike won't look so good. If you drop the bike or chuck it down the road it's much less of a problem if the bike has a few scratches and dings to start with.

My first bike was new (50 years ago!!!) but it didn't take me long before I needed to get it fixed. It was a small Suzuki and had no plastics to get damaged. It would have been a different story if the bike was a CBR250.

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Posted at 8/21/2014 3:17:46 PM

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CB300r or Ninja 300...if you can swing it, pony up the extra money for the ABS.

I have not heard good things about Hyousong.

Current bikes: F800ST, DRZ400SM

Past bikes, starting with the first in 1970: CB50, K75S, Seca 550, Nighthawk 750, TL1000S

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