Re: Any Bikers Out There? Looking for Motorcycle Advice.
I'm not sure if I agree with you on the speed of the CB250 vs the 390 Duke. It weighs the same and it has more than double the horsepower. I know that's not everything, but the reviews and videos say that it is more than capable to cruse at 80 and my CB250 barely hits 70 at WOT. I will definitely look into that class. I was planning on taking the advanced class offered by Training Wheels in MA.
As for your suggestions, I will add the FZ-07 and the SV650 to the list. I think the 690, the Thruxton R and the Street Triple are too much bike for now. And a little to performance/sport bike oriented for my taste.
That is great advice on buying used. Thanks
Sorry, in my mind I read CBR 250, not the old CB 250.
The KTM 390 is a hell of a bike, I know several of the kids racing them in Moto America, and they love them.
Don't say no to any bikes with an 'R' in the name. The R just means they have upgraded suspension and breaks. They are actually safer bikes to ride.
ETA: Just don't ever crash the 390.... http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forum … p?t=498890