I know that this is a fairly common question and that it is suggested that a new rider begins on a 250, but I was just wondering what everyone here thought:
I finally have my license, and plan on getting a bike in the very near future. As of right now the two bikes I have been looking at, have been a 2008 or later Ninja 250 or an older (2000ish) CBR 600. Some background info on myself:
I have been driving (car) for 4 years now and have been ridding manual atvs (250-500 cc) for the last 6 years. Do you think it is a smarter idea to start on the 250 and grow into the 600 or will I outgrow the 250 within a month or so? I guess what I am asking is whether or not 250s are recommended to new riders because it is assumed the rider will be overwhelmed with learning how to shift as well as riding or if 600 is simply to powerful for someone to learn the mechanics and techniques on?