Join Date: Apr 2009
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Don't worry about what those other guys are saying.
I started out on a 2008 ninja 250r earlier this year, and got several months of very valuable experience on that bike. It's a lot of fun, fast at first, very forgiving, etc. I started to get use to the speed, and wot through 3rd and 4th wasn't a big deal anymore.
Anyway I'm now upgrading to a 2008 600rr, and WOW, it's night and day difference over the 250r. I can't IMAGINE starting out on a 600rr; and I'm a very tame responsible rider. The 600rr is very twitchy on the throttle; I can see how people can get into trouble really fast. I value those months I had on the 250r, and so glad I started out doing this right with the smaller bike. I highly recommend it.
From what I hear the 2009 gsxr's have a "de-tuned" switch, sort of like a beginner mode, then flip up to an advance mode. A lot of people bawk that a sportsbike shouldn't have this. I think it's a good move by suski and they'll sell more bikes (to potential newbies) because of it, imo.
Last edited by billy_goat; 04-28-2009 at 12:06 AM.