#1
I am 16 and looking into my first motorcycle. Ive narrowed it down to 2 options. One of the newer model ninja 250r, or the yamaha fz6r. I originally wanted the ninja to learn and be safe. But the fz6r seems more suitable because i couldnt imagine going back and forth from school every once in a while on a 250cc when its 300 miles away all highway. I feel a 600cc would fit my needs. I am in no means a stupid kid that wants to ride really fast and i also have about a year and a half of dirtbike experience(250cc). And yes i plan on using all the safety gear all the time.

From personal experience would i be fine with the fz6r which is a more beginner geared 600cc or would it be too powerful?

And yes i am taking the msf course before buying.

Edit: i forgot to mention that im 5'10 200lbs if that make any difference. And im probably strong enough to handle any bike if i drop it or what not
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#4
600 would be more suited for highway riding. 250's are good if you have no prior experience, but if you know what you are doing and can ride a dirtbike, going to a 600 shouldnt be too much of a difference. You just have to get familiar with the bike, because they can take off on you pretty quickly if you dont have the feel for it. I just got my first bike last year, after riding dirtbikes since I was 9 years old. It's a 900 and it was actually very easy to get adjusted to the motorcycle. Just took it around in a parking lot for a bit to get used to the acceleration and handling differences.
#5
By school i mean college which is in the northern part of the state and ive already figured out the insurance and payments, which luckily ive saved up and i can afford. So not too big of a deal
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#6
I too want to sell my car and get a bike. However, I am 18 and have a bit of sense.

Firstly, DO NOT GET A MOTHER****ING 600CC TO LEARN ON. Bigger =/= when learning. A guy I know got his first bike, a 400, and nearly tore his leg off when he fell off it going at low speeds.

A Ninja would be nice alright, although I'll be starting off very small at a 125. It's just cheaper and safer. A Honda CBR 125r will reach about 140km/h and that's all I'll ever need or want until I get better. Also, only €45 to tax for a year.
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#7
I started riding on a 650cc.


You should be fine. You'll probably want something bigger in a few months if you get the 250cc.
#8
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I started riding on a 650cc.


You should be fine. You'll probably want something bigger in a few months if you get the 250cc.


Thats what i was thinking and im not really sure how long a 4-5 hour highway ride would strain the 250?
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#9
It's okay to start on a 600, especially if you're taking the MSF course first. (Good decision) The Ninja could handle highway speeds okay, but you'll probably be running the engine hard. A 600 isn't too much bigger and would work fine. Just make sure you get the feel of it before taking it out on the road.
#10
Does anyone have fz6r or ninja 250 ecperience btw?
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#11
Whatever you get, make sure it isn't so big/heavy that you can't muscle it around. If your bike is too heavy learning to ride will be a bitch.