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    1st bike opinions

    So my son got his bike license. 21....has never road a dirt bike even. Just toys with 4 wheels. Now hes shopping. Wants a Honda CBR 600. Sounds like a lot of power for a new rider. He will be driving on the highway lots as well as in town. He is somewhat reserved on the quads etc so I think he will be on the bike as well. Any comments on the 600 as a first bike?

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    Re: 1st bike opinions

    If he knows throttle control he will be fine! It's a bike that will last him for a long time. He won't need to upgrade next year this way.
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    Lotta bike for a new rider IMO, 100 mph in a short time.

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    All depends on him and what goes through his brain.
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    Re: 1st bike opinions

    He has been reserved on the offroad toys and dosnt go balls to the wall. Im hoping he can control himself on the bike as well. I have rode crotch rockets in the past and remember cat walking at 175 no problem.

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    Crotch rockets he will have to be careful. Not the engine size it's more the throttle control.
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    I have had a number of friends start on the Ninja 650 before moving to a 600 sportbike. It has sportbike styling but a milder twin cylinder motor. They seem to get two season out of it as new riders before moving up to the sportier 600. Haven't ridden one myself though.
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    It's not the bike that gets you most times. It's lane postion. Or Speeding through green lights and people turning left in front of you. Or stopping in traffic and dip****s skidding up behind you. Another good one is junk on the roads. Keeping your Guard up at all times and quick thinking is required. There is so much more to a bike than being able to ride it. You almost have to be a future teller while in traffic.
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    Re: 1st bike opinions

    Sounds like he has throttle control and common sense so I wouldn't be too concerned about finding a lower powered machine. A riding course for low speed maneuvering and learning to get on the brakes with confidence would be good.

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    Re: 1st bike opinions

    My first streetbike was a 600 crotch rocket as well. They are fast if you want them to be, but they arent crazy by any means. Like Drew said, its more about extreme defensive driving than anything to stay safe on a bike. You always have to assume that other people dont see you. Will save your life.

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