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    Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to introduce myself. Name is Mike and I got my M2 only last year. So, I'm really new to the sport, but have been interested for the longest time!

    I am eager to participate in this forum and learn as much I can to help me purchase my first bike.

    Hope to hear from you all soon.

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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to the forum
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    Welcome to GTAM.

    Got any particular bikes in mind?
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    Welcome!

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    Sport bike either 250cc or 300cc. Need to find something nice to learn on. Any solid suggestions?
    I've looked at the cbr, ninja, and R3, but open to any suggestions really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePilot View Post
    Welcome to GTAM.

    Got any particular bikes in mind?
    Sport bike either 250cc or 300cc. Need to find something nice to learn on. Any solid suggestions?
    I've looked at the cbr, ninja, and R3, but open to any suggestions really.

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    Any of them are good starters R3 gets my vote, had one and loved it.

    Go 300+ not 250.
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    Thanks Evoex, but why not <250cc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evoex View Post
    Any of them are good starters R3 gets my vote, had one and loved it.

    Go 300+ not 250.

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    1) Not very stable on the highway
    2) You'll outgrow it fairly quickly, at least on a 300 you can continue to build skills and take it to the track.
    3) Insurance difference shouldn't be much
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    Thanks for the insight!

    Quote Originally Posted by Evoex View Post
    1) Not very stable on the highway
    2) You'll outgrow it fairly quickly, at least on a 300 you can continue to build skills and take it to the track.
    3) Insurance difference shouldn't be much

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    Welcome. One of the things that often surprises new riders is the issue of insurance. Before you dish out for a new (or new to you) bike, make sure you've lined up insurance you can afford. 300cc bikes are typically cheap but for, say, a 17 year old male, new rider living in Toronto it could still be prohibitive. You don't mention your age or location so I'm just throwing this out as an example. If you're 50, have 30 years of clean driving on a G (well, GM2 now) and have a car or two and a house with insurance company 'X', you might get bike insurance fairly cheap.

    Sport bikes -- even 300cc ones -- are sometimes frowned upon by insurance companies. Some consider anything with "Ninja" in the name to be "blacklisted"; they think if it's a "Ninja" it's just gotta be like a ZX-10RR. If you get grief like that from your insurer you might consider a different kind of bike: Instead of a CBR500R, think CB500F. Instead of Ninja 300, think Versys 300. Or maybe a cruiser; you can generally get quite a few more cc's for your insurance dollar in the cruiser/touring category than in the "sport" category.

    Check with your insurer. If you find they're not willing to help you out, look a the insurance forum here for brokers and agents who might be able to help you more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfin View Post
    Welcome. One of the things that often surprises new riders is the issue of insurance. Before you dish out for a new (or new to you) bike, make sure you've lined up insurance you can afford. 300cc bikes are typically cheap but for, say, a 17 year old male, new rider living in Toronto it could still be prohibitive. You don't mention your age or location so I'm just throwing this out as an example. If you're 50, have 30 years of clean driving on a G (well, GM2 now) and have a car or two and a house with insurance company 'X', you might get bike insurance fairly cheap.

    Sport bikes -- even 300cc ones -- are sometimes frowned upon by insurance companies. Some consider anything with "Ninja" in the name to be "blacklisted"; they think if it's a "Ninja" it's just gotta be like a ZX-10RR. If you get grief like that from your insurer you might consider a different kind of bike: Instead of a CBR500R, think CB500F. Instead of Ninja 300, think Versys 300. Or maybe a cruiser; you can generally get quite a few more cc's for your insurance dollar in the cruiser/touring category than in the "sport" category.

    Check with your insurer. If you find they're not willing to help you out, look a the insurance forum here for brokers and agents who might be able to help you more.
    I used to keep both in my garage, a VStar 250 and a Ninja250 - they usually cost the same to insure.

    With respect to insuring Ninjas, you're safe with anything that begins with ER or EX, they are Sport Touring bikes. Ninjas prefixed with a GP or Z will be in the highest insurance categories, they are SS. So goes it for most manufacturers, choose the SS version and your insurance can easily be double the ST version.
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