I agree.. but I don't want to buy a bike now, then later want one that has more power. I do plan to be super careful and not get cocky.(ninja 250 suggestions in 3...2...1...)
but seriously you're a new rider wanting to start out on a bike with enough power to throw your ass off with the slightest error with giving too much throttle, letting the clutch out a bit too quick, etc. a ton of power for very little experience might be a pretty risky plan, if ya do it just take it easy for a good length of time and don't let yourself think you're a stud rider after 2 weeks also buy and wear good gear.
I agree.. but I don't want to buy a bike now, then later want one that has more powerful. I do plan to be super careful and not get cocky.
As someone who just bought their first bike, i am extremely happy that i got a 250 and not anything bigger. The first time i took it out i was letting go of the clutch too quickly while playing with the friction zone and ROCKETED out of the garage, nearly missing my car in the driveway. If it had been a bigger bike i likely would have ended up in the bushes across the street.
lol, yeah a 919 would have launched and your ass would have been laying on the pavement watching the bike sliding on the pavement.
enjoying the 250 so far?
Every new rider does exactly what this guy is talking about. I bet 90%+ of us on here did this exact same thing when we were new riders, i know i sure did. and letting that clutch out to fast on a bike loaded with insane power is gonna be a rough day, but it would likely not injure you to bad if you're wearing gear, just scar up the bike a bit. just be careful, there are things that every new rider does that with a forgiving bike ya get away with and with a less forgiving bike ya might not, i'd be saying the same thing for a large harley for a new rider, they're fucking heavy and hard to handle for new riders etc
Thanks for everyones advice, and you're right. I know that it's a lot easier for me to say I'll be careful right now (not having a bike) than later on some interstate. Although I do plan to avoid interstates for the first few months. I have rode a 919 before. I liked the way it handled, but I have nothing to compare it to.i understand, and i'd start larger than a 250 personally as well but not a 900cc+ sport bike that is just trying to buck you off any chance it gets lol.
i've been riding streetbikes just shy of 20 years most of which has been harley, i did own 1 sport bike (a 600cc Honda CBR) and i've been thinking about buying a sportbike but i know that the difference will be HUGE and if i make the decision to buy a sportbike again i'll be acting like i'm new to bikes until i get used to the silly power to weight ratio. with almost no experience riding (and i'm not trying to be a dickhead) it's a risky plan to jump into a monster of a bike, you might make it perfectly fine but your odds are not as good as if you started on a bike with less of that silly power that the bike you're thinking of has.
like i said just don't let ego take over and take it really really easy for a good length of time in different driving environments before you start getting heavy on the throttle if you do go with a 919
if you take the mature responsible approach and control yourself for months and wear good gear you'll probably be fine, ya might lay it down but at least ya won't be doing any crazy shit when you do it so you'll have a better chance of walking away from it.