worst beginner bike ever. i hope it's not too late to get yourself a non-supersport bike. look at something smaller and less powerful like the ninja 250/500 or the sv650. not just because you're small, tho, but because you don't know what you're doing yet...im going for my license on april 4th, is a r6 a bad beginner bike for anyone? im 5'7 135 pounds. id appreciate your input thanks
you won't believe this, but that's what a LOT of new riders say when they try to justify getting a supersport as their first bike.im think im goin to get a r6 but im not going to ride it hard at all, im ging to learn how to ride on it for a season i think
i wouldn't say its sketchy, not at all in fact, i would just say you weren't comfortable on the track yet and didn't have braking, shift, or other types of markers. i keep it over 9k the entire time, the only sketchy....ness i ever felt was wondering how long i have till the motor gos and i pray its not in a turn...and in rain, gets slippery hahahaI know right? Rarely do I get over 8k rpm. Hell if you wind out third gear your pretty much doubling the speed limit anywhere your at, even the interstate. I remember taping over the gauge for my first track day. I taped over everything but a window so I could see 12-16k rpm. I only saw the needle a handful of times. At that high of a rpm everything is so sketchy
and the number 1 answer to the number 1 question on this forum, so dumb, heres a idea, i have a question, i want a answer so ill ask some of the most knowledgable people out there, o wait its not the answer i wanted, f*** it ill do what i want anyways and think i know more then all the people riding these bikes. gos right up there with "i just got a r6 whats the best mods to upgrade" (yeah cause you need more power and when you get the answer of a class like the brc then your ego says I'm better then that) and 1st crash i don't know what happen but it was defiantly someone else's fault like dirt in the road or someone came out in front of me (leaving out the fact they were doing 90 in a 45 cause 1st gear is fun) ugh and here i thought staying in the track tech forum would keep me away from all of this. kid if you even come back on here (which i doubt) get a 250, go to a class, do some track days, put your ego aside. trust me, a hurt ego because a bunch of idiots at a gas station giving you shit hurts a lot less then road rash and broken bones. and is quite a bit cheaper. ps i started on a r6, said exactly what you said, was down in 4 months. been there done that, not saying you will, but buying a 250 AFTER my wreck, i learned more in a week then in the 4 months id riden prior and was ready to hit the r6 ish months later and was a MUCH better and SAFER riderim think im goin to get a r6 but im not going to ride it hard at all, im ging to learn how to ride on it for a season i think
Listen to this guy, start on a 650/250/500 with standard ergonomics. I started out on the R6 and I sort of wish I started on a 250.you won't believe this, but that's what a LOT of new riders say when they try to justify getting a supersport as their first bike.
hopefully, you can just trust us and believe that this is NOT a good idea. learn on something smaller. it's not just the power of the engine, it's also the ergo's of the bike. you will likely hurt yourself. possibly bad. maybe deadly. your choice...
Maybe this is the right section.Wrong section to be posting this... You're gonna get ate up.
R6, bad starter. /thread
And using the 1 season excuse? Only gonna ride it for a season..what does that mean? You're gonna "upgrade" to a liter bike? This just has bad written all over it.