Good sport tourer for new rider

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by dbk23, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. single

    single Been here awhile

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    I agree with you. For a new rider who is committed to a motorcycle for at least a year, or an experienced rider who knows exactly what he wants, a new Ninja 300 makes a lot of sense. For a guy interested in sport touring that has never ridden a a motorcycle before, I don't think it's a wise use of money to bet that the Ninja 300 will do what he thinks he wants to do with a motorcycle.
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  2. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    I think putting him on a 250 CBR or Ninja 250 damns him to certain failure. Both of them bring a massive power handicap. Either is fine if you are sure you can live with the 25 or so RWHP.

    I know my kid is kicking himself for not spending the extra $500 bucks for a 300. I haven't seen local dealers move an inch on leftover 250s.
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  3. Qaz

    Qaz Been here awhile

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    He will be a new rider, that means no experiance! Let him learn to ride a bike, not become a statistic. A well ridden 250 can give any bike on the road fits in the twisties where it is fun to ride and can drone down the highway at the speed limit or higher. Please don't tell my friends wife that her Honda Hawk 250 will not keep up with the rest of us on a trip because she gets there at the same time as the rest of us, or within 15 seconds. As far as handling, refer to the well ridden statement!
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