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post #1 of 42 Old 09-11-2016, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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would you recommended as a first Bike ?

Hi , i'm seriously considering inquiring the gsx-s1000 despite Being a complete Noobie to riding , i know this is in general a bad idea But hear me out :

- i'm in My 30 ( no wheliee , no crazy stuff ) which will bring us yo your question why inquiring a Liter Bike then ? i really felt in love with it and i feel it the best Bang of the bank over there
- i live in a place with no twesstie , no moutain .... just highway and cities
- i'm not gonna change Bike for a long time

would appreciate some feedback regarding the handling if it would be too much for me to handle , considering i'm calm and reasonable person i will totally drive within my limit and respect the Bike ( and By respect i mean pissing my pants of fear ) in other word is it too much to handle for a Newbie respecting him self ?

p.s : im 5"7 and i can flatfooted and feel completely comfortable on it
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Do your self a favor - get a learner bike
I ride a number of bikes including a very fast race bike and a Wheelie monster Ducati
The GSX1000S has very fast acceleration that I am nervous about
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It's not for learners, get something else.

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I would consider myself to have a very similar temperament as you and was in an almost identical circumstance when I started out, however I listened to long term riders that I respected and started out an a 650 Bandit. Sure, I outgrew the Bandit after a couple of years, but inexperience also got me into a few spots of bother that I'm almost certain would have ended in tears (or worse) if I'd have been on any of the litre bikes I've owned.

My advice would be to think of you first bike as all part of the journey to bigger and better bikes. Get something smaller and cheaper that isn't going to bite your ar$e in the blink of an eye when you get it wrong and use it to get a decent amount of experience.... you'll know when it's time to move on
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Get a SV650...learn on it, then sell it for what you paid for it
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This is a tough one. IF and ONLY IF you can keep out of the throttle you might be OK. I rode an FZ07 for a year and a half before I moved up. I really didn't like that bike but it gave me something tame to cut my teeth with. Lots of people start with big bikes but the extra power and weight can get you into trouble real quick.
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Pretty much same situation as you a year ago. Loved the looks of the GSX-S1000. It's what got me into riding in the first place. Likely for me, here in Western Australia, Australia you have to go 1 year on a restricted license (certain max power to weight ratio, 660cc max). I learnt to ride on a 2006 Suzuki GS500.

I'm 100% happy that i had to do it, as i would of definitely killed myself if i got the S1000 as a first bike.
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I wouldn't do it if I were you, but I've always been very safety cautious .
I've been riding a small CBR250R for a little over 4 years. I'm slightly older than you and I just got the GSX-S1000f today and I consider this to be a gutsy decision (I was also considering the Aprilia Shiver as well).

I can honestly say that this bike is no joke, both it terms of acceleration and weight. I would recommend something like a 300-500 CBR from the Honda lineup. I'm sure there's plenty of those on the 2nd hand market.

Good luck and whatever you end up getting, ride safe.

* Check insurance quotes - money can be a good factor in helping you make your choice
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Get a SV650...learn on it, then sell it for what you paid for it
Good point, I bought my GSF650 Bandit at three years old, sold it at five and only lost 300 on it

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Just No !! ... Unless you want to kill yourself very quickly .... as others have said get a SV650 or similar...!!!
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