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      06-23-2008, 04:34 AM   #1
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Any cheapass motorcycle out there?

It might sound funny, but Im planning on buying a cheap ass motorcycle that I can learn how to ride motorcycle.

I want one that doesn't look like a scooter. haha
I plan on spending no more than $7000. Cheaper the better.

EDIT: forgot to mention, it must be a motorcycle where two people can sit!!!!!! (comfort is not something im asking for. As long as I can "transport" an extra person)
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It might sound funny, but Im planning on buying a cheap ass motorcycle that I can learn how to ride motorcycle.

I want one that doesn't look like a scooter. haha
I plan on spending no more than $7000. Cheaper the better.
You can get a used one for about 2-3K
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The new Kawasaki Ninja 250 R makes a compelling argument at $3,499 brand new. Its a 250 but looks like a 500, and its lightweight, well equipped, looks great and has a low height, a great bike for novices.

Google up the reviews

I'm kinda looking at this as well
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7000???


LOL


That's like me saying, i need a cheap ass car, cheaper the better, i only got $40K to spend
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The new Kawasaki Ninja 250 R makes a compelling argument at $3,499 brand new. Its a 250 but looks like a 500, and its lightweight, well equipped, looks great and has a low height, a great bike for novices.

Google up the reviews

I'm kinda looking at this as well
Finally! The 250 needed a facelift. It's had the same format for years...

Even though I had an '06 636, I was able to try out the 250. It's definitely not the fastest bike on the market but, it can still hold it's own...
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I just picked up my Ducati Monster S2R 800 for $7k cash. It was an 06 with 709 miles on it.
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The new Kawasaki Ninja 250 R makes a compelling argument at $3,499 brand new. Its a 250 but looks like a 500, and its lightweight, well equipped, looks great and has a low height, a great bike for novices.

Google up the reviews

I'm kinda looking at this as well
KL2DC is right!

I just bought this bike back in January for my first bike to learn how to ride on. I wanted a small bike, that was cheap, and didn't look like a joke and the 2008 250R was the best choice I could ever make. Let me know if you have any question on it.

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the 250R has a very high resale value, very sought after bike for beginners...you can pick up a used one, ride it around and sell it for very close to what u got it for...
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LOL


That's like me saying, i need a cheap ass car, cheaper the better, i only got $40K to spend
Maybe he was talking about a Harley Davidson or custom built Chopper..........
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It might sound funny, but Im planning on buying a cheap ass motorcycle that I can learn how to ride motorcycle.

I want one that doesn't look like a scooter. haha
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Maybe he was talking about a Harley Davidson or custom built Chopper..........


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Cheap is subjective..........$7000 will buy you a cheap ass and beat up Harley or Chopper
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I just bought this bike back in January for my first bike to learn how to ride on. I wanted a small bike, that was cheap, and didn't look like a joke and the 2008 250R was the best choice I could ever make. Let me know if you have any question on it.

Very nice

I'll PM you some questions soon. Thanks.
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Cheap is subjective..........$7000 will buy you a cheap ass and beat up Harley or Chopper

as your first bike? a custom harley or chopper?...u can't be that dumb man
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as your first bike? a custom harley or chopper?...u can't be that dumb man
maybe he has different taste in bikes.......not everyone is into Kawasaki, etc.
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maybe he has different taste in bikes.......not everyone is into Kawasaki, etc.



Maybe you should stop tryin' to recover after you got pwned


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good one.....



apology to the OP for

move along.....
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If you were to compare a 250 to a car in terms of straight line speed.......what league is it in?
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If you were to compare a 250 to a car in terms of straight line speed.......what league is it in?


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its not that bad...

I was thinking civic Si? : Its a weird question though...there are many more variables to consider like purpose and weight.

Even a 125cc bike can be fast.
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First suggestion:
Take the class offered by the motorcycle safety foundation. The basic course is for people who want to learn to ride a bike (even if they don't put it in as many words). http://www.msf-usa.org/ There is a lot more to riding a motorcycle than just hoping onto one and practicing by yourself. I **HIGHLY** recommend the course.

Second suggestion:
Don't buy a 250cc bike--you'll outgrow it in about 8 days. Instead, buy a 600cc bike that doesnt have a ton of HP. My suggestion would be a Yamaha FZR600. You can probably pick up a `96-98 FZR in good shape for about $2-3k.

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Third suggestion:
Don't buy a new bike as a first bike. Buy used so when (not if) you drop it, it won't be that big of a deal. Also, cheap bike is okay but don't go too cheap when buying gear.
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