World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Woodbury, MN
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You’re on here looking for people to tell you to get it so you can show your dad this thread and get the bike you want, I get it, good for you trying and you’ve had several people say it’ll be fine.
So here’s another take:
We have ZERO idea if you can “handle” the bike or if you’ll be “fine” starting on a 600RR. There are people out there who can hand have started on liter bikes without issue, others have started on 250s, crashed and were severely injured. So whether you can or or not is up to you and those who know you.
I can say this about me: I grew up in bikes, started riding before my 4th birthday, was using a manual clutch by 8 and racing with my dad around a parking lot racetracks on RD350s by 13 and if I started with a 600RR as my first streetbike I doubt I’d be here or still riding like most of my school friends who did start on Ninjas, GSXRs and Hurricanes while I started on a ‘75 CL360. I HATED that at the time, but have since learned that was the best thing that ever could have happened, my dad knew best, and I’m glad he gave me that bike nd restricted me.
A 240/300/320/390/400 is a great way to start and you’ll develop skills that will last you your entire riding life if you do it right. Sure you’ll buy a bike, ride and want to move up in a year or so but that’s the fun in riding, trying new things, riding new bikes. Buy a used CBR250 or 300, ride it a year, develop your skills, tip it over a few times, learn what will and won’t kill you and sell it for what you paid for it next year, they hold their value VERY well.
Then get your RR and you’ll have all the beginning bumps and tips out of your system with a bike that’s cheap, easy to ride and you’re not attached to.
YMMV, that’s my opinion. Do what you want, but there’s reason there are small cc bikes out there and now is probably the best time we’ve ever had for solid choices. The RR is a pretty easy bike to ride but it is a bike that can get you in trouble very quickly if you’re not 100% on your game at all times.
- '17 Ducati Supersport S
- '13 Kymco Super 8 150
- '11 Triumph Sprint GT
- '04 Yamaha WR450F
- Past rides: too many to list
Last edited by Miweber929; 02-25-2019 at 07:43 AM.