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      08-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #309
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The Harley or the Monster.

Among having the least extreme power curve of the four, you said this will be a daily driver, these will be much more comfortable and forgiving for those kinds of duties.
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I know it's no monster like you guys have but I love how unique it is, although it is very slow. Check out my new ride, 2004 Aprilia RS50.
Sweet! My first bike ever was a Yamaha YSR50 when I was 15. Made me the rider I am today
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I'm thinking about getting a bike as a DD. $100 a week on gas for the ///M is just ridiculous. If I were to get one, it'll be my first bike ever. I'm pretty comfortable with riding a bicycle, I learn fast and get used to the power of the anything with a motor fairly quickly. With that said, I don't want to get anything too small but also nothing too big (mainly because I want to really learn to ride and not be intimidated with all the power). Now I have a couple of bikes in mind and I was just wondering if all you expert riders out there could point me in the right direction.

1. Ducati Monster 696
2. Ducati 848
3. HD Iron 883
4. Yamaha R6

Please suggest any additional options for me to consider if you have one.

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Stick to your bicycle since you're so good at it.

LOL I missed that part in the post first time reading through.
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The Harley or the Monster.

Among having the least extreme power curve of the four, you said this will be a daily driver, these will be much more comfortable and forgiving for those kinds of duties.
Thanks. Any other bikes you would recommend me to consider or the HD and the monster are already two solid choices for a newbie like myself?
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I'm thinking about getting a bike as a DD. $100 a week on gas for the ///M is just ridiculous. If I were to get one, it'll be my first bike ever. I'm pretty comfortable with riding a bicycle, I learn fast and get used to the power of the anything with a motor fairly quickly. With that said, I don't want to get anything too small but also nothing too big (mainly because I want to really learn to ride and not be intimidated with all the power). Now I have a couple of bikes in mind and I was just wondering if all you expert riders out there could point me in the right direction.

1. Ducati Monster 696
2. Ducati 848
3. HD Iron 883
4. Yamaha R6

Please suggest any additional options for me to consider if you have one.

Thanks for reading
Stick to your bicycle since you're so good at it.
Never said I was good, I just get a lot of practice being a student at Texas A&M riding a bicycle from class to class on a daily basis lol.
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Consider the Hypermotard 796. It is by far the easiest to ride compared to any of the bikes you've mentioned. Riding position is more upright. It will be the easiest to learn on too. The wide bars and upright riding position make the bike handle telepathically, like a bicycle. Very little countersteering pressure is needed. It is also one of THE funnest bikes to own and ride.


http://www.ralepi.com/2011-ducati-hy...-1100-evo-sp-2

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I'm thinking about getting a bike as a DD. $100 a week on gas for the ///M is just ridiculous. If I were to get one, it'll be my first bike ever. I'm pretty comfortable with riding a bicycle, I learn fast and get used to the power of the anything with a motor fairly quickly. With that said, I don't want to get anything too small but also nothing too big (mainly because I want to really learn to ride and not be intimidated with all the power). Now I have a couple of bikes in mind and I was just wondering if all you expert riders out there could point me in the right direction.

1. Ducati Monster 696
2. Ducati 848
3. HD Iron 883
4. Yamaha R6

Please suggest any additional options for me to consider if you have one.

Thanks for reading
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Back in the day I always wanted an Aprillia RS125, but they were sooo rare and hard to find. Fuck.
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Sweet! My first bike ever was a Yamaha YSR50 when I was 15. Made me the rider I am today
Thanks guys! I have new decal set on order with a few other maintenance parts. It has been sitting in a garage for 3 years and needs some loving. I will post some pics of when I get looking good again. I will be ordering a 70cc big bore kit for it soon.
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      08-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #317
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Consider the Hypermotard 796. It is by far the easiest to ride compared to any of the bikes you've mentioned. Riding position is more upright. It will be the easiest to learn on too. The wide bars and upright riding position make the bike handle telepathically, like a bicycle. Very little countersteering pressure is needed. It is also one of THE funnest bikes to own and ride.


http://www.ralepi.com/2011-ducati-hy...-1100-evo-sp-2
Good choice unless you have to commute on the highway.

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Never said I was good, I just get a lot of practice being a student at Texas A&M riding a bicycle from class to class on a daily basis lol.
haha, keep practicing
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I know it's no monster like you guys have but I love how unique it is, although it is very slow. Check out my new ride, 2004 Aprilia RS50.

Bringing her home.

At home in the garage with the e92.
Nice!! I rode one once outside of Pro Italia, and still remember the guys yelling at me, "Rev it!! Rev it!!"

Enjoy your RS50!
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Thanks. Any other bikes you would recommend me to consider or the HD and the monster are already two solid choices for a newbie like myself?
Well the only 2 bikes that I like to recommend for a brand new rider are:

Suzuki SV650 or
Ninja 650R

Of course, no one ever listens to that anyways. That being said just about everyone will just go out and buy whatever they fall in love with, but if you would like to save your money for after you have learned to ride a bit better, and not be dissapointed in the meanwhile, those two bikes are great handling, beginner friendly, forgiving, and yet not underpowered.

Also you can pick them up dirt cheap, and sell them a year later and hardly lose any money.
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Well the only 2 bikes that I like to recommend for a brand new rider are:

Suzuki SV650 or
Ninja 650R

Of course, no one ever listens to that anyways. That being said just about everyone will just go out and buy whatever they fall in love with, but if you would like to save your money for after you have learned to ride a bit better, and not be dissapointed in the meanwhile, those two bikes are great handling, beginner friendly, forgiving, and yet not underpowered.

Also you can pick them up dirt cheap, and sell them a year later and hardly lose any money.
+1 for SV650! Loved mine and still miss it.
I would also add GS500 but I am biased because it was my first bike
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^Drooool

RC51 will always be my favorite production sportbike. Aesthetically I just dont think they will get any better than that.

And then theres the Litre Twins scream...straight music.

Forever looking for a nice clean one at a decent price. Would probably hold onto it forever.
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^nothing wrong with someone riding within their comfort level or within what public roads will allow.

That whole get rid of the strips mentality is what leads to people being incredibly dumb on the streets, carrying very un-needed lean angle, and engraving poor body position into your muscle memory.


Im knees down all over the track and still have a half inch of "chicken strips" left. Guess I dont know what Im doing.
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^nothing wrong with someone riding within their comfort level or within what public roads will allow.

That whole get rid of the strips mentality is what leads to people being incredibly dumb on the streets, carrying very un-needed lean angle, and engraving poor body position into your muscle memory.


Im knees down all over the track and still have a half inch of "chicken strips" left. Guess I dont know what Im doing.
+1199 | Best comment in this entire thread!
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^nothing wrong with someone riding within their comfort level or within what public roads will allow.

That whole get rid of the strips mentality is what leads to people being incredibly dumb on the streets, carrying very un-needed lean angle, and engraving poor body position into your muscle memory.


Im knees down all over the track and still have a half inch of "chicken strips" left. Guess I dont know what Im doing.

Fantastic comment !!

This is what divides dumbasses from intelligent riders.

I`m not an experienced biker, although I like my S1000RR a lot, but I do ride it with respect and within my competence....so I have chicken stripes, who cares?




This is what it is all about, no more, no less.........


BTW, the blue-fire S1000RR is just amazing, take good care of her, it will be a rare color......
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BTW, the blue-fire S1000RR is just amazing, take good care of her, it will be a rare color......

My first thought was that it reminds me of the MotoGP Rizzla blue color. Which is a fantastic thing. Love that color!
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