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It is my first time to ride a bike, i tried riding a 150 cc for 3 or 4 times and it is ok :thumb: , i am infront of Honda CBR 919, i like its shape the most and cant think of any other bike & would like to buy it to the extreme, BUt lots of people says no because it is very dangerous, however i dont have the profile of a crazy guy, i will get it for soft cruise... what do you all advice? Go and buy it :confused: ?
 

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The 919 will make that 150cc bike feel like it had the performance of a rocking horse.

An idiot rider can die on any bike but an idiot rider on a 919 wont be in this world for long at all. If you have the discipline to ride sensibly and learn at a steady pace, the 919 will be a great bike. If you suffer at the mercy of temptation to ride faster than your angel can fly, play it safe and go with the 150cc bike.
 

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Guzza, your spot on there, i passed my bike test late last year and move from a 500cc baby to my blade, just go easy.

I love speed, i love the feeling that if i want to over take i can BUT you must take care at all times, learn the bike.

Any fool can go fast ! but not everyone can go slow !
I have seen people who have been riding for years with little control at slow speeds.

Buy the bike, go real easy and learn the bike, take care when twisting the wrist and you will be fine.

I had some 20 year break from riding then decided to take my bike test and passed.

So i went from a 125 to a 500 then a RRV in 2 weeks.
But there are a lot of young guys on here that don't have to pass a test and jump onto a litre bike.
Any bike is more that capable of killing you if you ride like a fool!

Well thats my lot, people will disagree with me but thats life.

Buy it ,enjoy it and for gods sake take it easy.
 

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buy it !!!!!!! ...it only goes as fast as you make it go. riding a 919 blade at 70mph is less dangerous than a 150. yes its got speed if you need it to overtake quickly , also has size and visability compared to a small bike. not to mention the 100% better braking at that 70mph ;-)
 

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Don't want to be the turd in the punch bowl here but I agree with Setanta. Start smaller. Starting with a big bike like a 919 does not only add too much power to the equation but a lot of extras beef to handle.

Learning how to ride is easier with less weight and the less power will create less temptation to use it. Heavier bikes take more to stop and you must be more skilled at using the brakes.

Having said that sensible rant, I didn't follow it myself. I'm just lucky to be alive today.
 

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:nono: start on a smaller bike first, like most of us it.
like the say dont run before you can walk, You'll live a lot longer.:thumb:
 

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guys, i continued riding the 150 cc for more than 7 times, then i jumped on the 919, i started riding it for 2 days very smooth, & i guess it is ok to be handled at low speeds, however i ride it behind an expert and he showed me that it can take me to heaven in a second....

so i guess i will buy it... wish me best of luck and if you have any technical advice please dont hesitate to shoot...
 

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guys, i continued riding the 150 cc for more than 7 times, then i jumped on the 919
Well if that doesn't make you qualified, I don't know what does. Sorry, but this line kills me.

Good luck with your new bike and use your head. There is no doubt it can take you to heaven in a second but just remember, there are 2 different heavens! :nono:
 

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Well if that doesn't make you qualified, I don't know what does. Sorry, but this line kills me. /quote]

Oh you just kill me Denz :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

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Good luck with your new bike and use your head. There is no doubt it can take you to heaven in a second but just remember, there are 2 different heavens! :nono:
Oh it will take him to heaven all right just hope he isnt hedging his bets on a gathering of virgins :rotfl:
 

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Well if that doesn't make you qualified, I don't know what does. Sorry, but this line kills me.
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Normally I would have agreed with getting the bigger bike, but in this case just from reading the two post, I would have to disagree. Just be careful out there, TRAFFIC makes a big difference.
 

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the bike won't do anything that you don't tell it to!!! my first bike was an 05 600rr... take your time and respect it. wear all the gear all the time, and most importantly.. enjoy it
 

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the bike won't do anything that you don't tell it to!!!
Thats only true if your are totally in control in all riding conditions and situations. Also its only true if you know how to commicate with the machine properly. To go from what was a fast pushbike to a beast like this is like sitting someone in a cockpit of an f22 when he had only two lessons in a cessna
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Guys, i will tell you my plan, i will ride the bike in a empthy road for 1hr for 4 days , then go to an empty parking area and begain appling the U turns, & counterstreeing at speeds, and sudden stops, & i will do the driving test (i downloaded it) if i see my self doing ok, then i wil go into traffic .. is this a good plan...?
 

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Guys, i will tell you my plan, i will ride the bike in a empthy road for 1hr for 4 days , then go to an empty parking area and begain appling the U turns, & counterstreeing at speeds, and sudden stops, & i will do the driving test (i downloaded it) if i see my self doing ok, then i wil go into traffic .. is this a good plan...?

Sounds like a sensible idea but I have no idea why you dont get something smaller and learn on it with joy, fun and big grins. Is it a kudos thing that you "must" get a beast and tame it.............cant think of another single reason
 

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The way I always feel is that you should just do what makes you happy, in everything in life, and it sounds like this bike caught your eye and for good reason. If you want more of a cruising bike that is for beginners you could go with the Suzuki GS500E or F. You won't get tired of this bike once you get really good at riding. It sounds like you might be going on longer rides and if so please plot your route on my map here, allstate insurance route map, or at allstate insurance motorcycle. It is a fun map site that you can share where you have been with the motorcycle community or keep it private for yourself. I am an advocate for allstate and thus the title of the sites. Anyways good luck with your decision.

David Lipsky
 
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