02 Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja discussion forum:
RE: Few Questions
|RE: Few Questions|
|Started on ZX-6R said 2004-06-07 20:28|
I may be a little late on this thread, but here is my two cents.
My first bike (ever) was a 2002 ZX-6R, and my experience has been very good. I started my motorcycle career with a full weekend motorcycle training course. We spent 16 hours on a beginner track learning the basic and fundamentals of motorcycling, which was augmented by 8 hours of in class education. And I wouldnŽt have felt anywhere near as comfortable on my bike without that course. It was totally invaluable and I would suggest you plan to absolutely take a course.
Now, the bikes that we used in the course were old (mid-80s) 250s and 400s. These were the first bikes that I rode ever. They were excellent bikes for learning. They were forgiving and if you dropped one, it didnŽt cost anything. Right after the weekend, I got my motorcycle license and I went and picked up my new (0 km) ZX-6R without ever having test driven a supersport bike. Until youŽve experienced it, you canŽt imagine how different the supersport bikes are from your standard style 400 cc bike. My bike is like a razor in traffic. It stops hard, accelerates like nothing youŽve been on before, and never runs out of legs. All of this with the twist of about 1 inch on the throttle. And that is where you will find the huge difference between a 400 and a 600cc supersport. It isnŽt the top speed that will get you into trouble, because all bikes can go 100+ km per hour and if you fall or make a mistake at 100km an hour, then you are in trouble. The difference is that if you accidentally flick your wrist or bump the throttle on a supersport, the bike WILL respond, and hard. Do this in a corner, whether it is 30km or 130km, you are could be in deep trouble.
So, if someone asked me if they could start on a 600cc bike, I would say absolutely. But, if you do not respect the bike and drive in a mature, reasonable fashion, youŽll end up, in the worst case, smeared all over the pavement. Best case, you just drop your bike and pay $1000s to fix up fairings and moldings and all the plastic bits that break really easy. Enjoy your bike, always respect it, and recognize your limits and youŽll be fine.
|Answer this message Show discussion overview|
More 2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja informationOur discussion groups are intended for short messages. We also welcome more extensive motorcycle reviews.
Bikez also recommends that you check out the technical data and the riders' rating for the 02 Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja. You can also rate it yourself. Use our efficient motorcycle classifieds to sell or buy this bike. Your motorbike gets a high quality presentation. Ads are free.