Buying my 1st bike!

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Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Airdy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:59 pm

Looking to finally buy my first bike and wandered what peoples opinions were of the GSX650F, The New XJ600 Diversion and the ER6-F?

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by ElectroFunkDaddy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:05 pm

No idea about any of those sorry :( , have you checked MCN and compared them there?

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by JTC » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:29 pm

GSX650F is pretty bombproof. bandit with a fairing so mechanically cant go far wrong.. decent looks too.

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Zax » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:34 pm

Hi there and welcome to the site .

Have a look in the for sale section as there is a nice CBR600F (Not the sporty one) which would be a cracking bike :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by doogle » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:43 pm

JTC wrote:GSX650F is pretty bombproof. bandit with a fairing so mechanically cant go far wrong.. decent looks too.
must admit. good all round bike. you cant go wrong with one :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Neorion » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:03 am

Hi mate welcome to the site. :2up

You just passed or coming off a 125? (not litterally!)

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Post by Coddy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:34 am

Zax wrote:Have a look in the for sale section as there is a nice CBR600F (Not the sporty one) which would be a cracking bike :2up
Would make a good bike. Bit sportier than the bikes mentioned, but not OTT. But maybe not whats wanted.

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by al » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:41 pm

The Suzuki is a top machine, easy to ride and will last you a goof few years. :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Hagar » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:47 pm

Dont worry what others think of the bikes, what do YOU think of them. :confused

The only way you are going to know if the bike is right for you is to get a good long test run on them and then make up your mind.

Oh by the way welcome to the mad hoooose :2up

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Post by sneezey » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:09 pm

L O

Whatever you end up buying, enjoy :2up

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Post by rodsquad » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:16 pm

Bike magazine recently reviewed the Yamaha and gave it a great write-up. Said it was the best of that bunch you mentioned but i think it would be a personal thing. Which ever one you pick - it won't be rubbish.

Although i notice the faired bandit is a heavy brute compared to the others - The kwack being the lithe athlete. ;)

You know which one i'd pick (not that i'm biased)!

Enjoy the test rides! :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by cheekeyarab » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:06 pm

have you considered a ktm 525 exc???!!!! ;)

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Cossackmannie » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:38 pm

MCN had a Top Ten first big bikes in it today. I noticed the GSX650F is one insurance group lower than the GSF650 Bandit which might be enough to influence someone looking at these type of bikes

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by brooner » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:26 am

It depends on what you want to use the bike for - the bikes you have mentioned would seem to be good allrounders.

Go out, try them and see which one you prefer, there will be things about each bike that you like / dislike - and the only opinion that matters is yours.

Oh, and welcome to the site :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Dave » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:56 am

cheekeyarab wrote:have you considered a ktm 525 exc???!!!! ;)

sounds and looks like a great bike

do you know of any going :confused

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Jay » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:04 am

When my GF first passed her test - I got her an ER-6 n. it was a great bike for a Just Passed - and it was also good for some hooning. I had some great fun on it. :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Quicksilver » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:16 am

rodsquad wrote:Bike magazine recently reviewed the Yamaha and gave it a great write-up. Said it was the best of that bunch you mentioned but i think it would be a personal thing. Which ever one you pick - it won't be rubbish.

Although i notice the faired bandit is a heavy brute compared to the others - The kwack being the lithe athlete. ;)

You know which one i'd pick (not that i'm biased)!

Enjoy the test rides! :2up
Sorry to disagree rodsquad but there's a review is in this months (Oct - for some reason) Bike magazine in which the Aprilia Shiver GT comes out top in the test followed jointly by the GSXF and Divvy with the ER6 being a last choice. That said I agree with Hagar - try them and see what's best for you. Each to their own and all that. :2up

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by rodsquad » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:47 pm

Quicksilver wrote:Sorry to disagree rodsquad but there's a review is in this months (Oct - for some reason) Bike magazine in which the Aprilia Shiver GT comes out top in the test followed jointly by the GSXF and Divvy with the ER6 being a last choice. That said I agree with Hagar - try them and see what's best for you. Each to their own and all that. :2up
These magazines change their minds more often than i change my underwear (reasonably regularly). In the review i read, they claimed the Divvy was a better all-round bike than the Street Triple. So go figure... :???

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Dave » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:54 pm

There is no such thing as a bad bike, just like whisky (and women), some are better than others, some are more expensive, and all cater to differing tastes

Again just like whisky (and women)...it is better to try as many as you can, but not too many on the same day.
Find what you like, get it, and by happy with your choice

Now back to bike selection...
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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by papagee » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:58 pm

I bought a CBR 600 f as my first and have tried a few others on demo days Yamaha & B-M-W still prefer the CBR.

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by cheekeyarab » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:33 pm

Dave wrote:
cheekeyarab wrote:have you considered a ktm 525 exc???!!!! ;)

sounds and looks like a great bike

do you know of any going :confused

you know i think i might just !! :log

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Dave » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:01 pm

cheekeyarab wrote:
you know i think i might just !! :log

is that a fact :biggrin2

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by cheekeyarab » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:05 pm

Dave wrote:

is that a fact :biggrin2
we'll that is if i haven't found a taker already ;)

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Bydand » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:16 pm

I would say the ER6-F is a def good choice for a first buy over all the other models.

Has a great riding position that wont leave you with either a sore back or sore wrists
has plenty of power as your confidence and riding ability grows and def
reliable .

Most of the models come with ABS so this will be very very forgiving if you make
any beginers mistakes.
So overall it will be far more forgiving

anywho I hope you have a happy bikee day when you pick the correct bike for you

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Ratz » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:42 am

cheekeyarab wrote:
Dave wrote:

is that a fact :biggrin2
we'll that is if i haven't found a taker already ;)
always better to be a giver and no a taker :biggrin2 :log

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