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Old 12-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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So I've been riding my 2011 cbr250r since July 19 last year. Took MSF and got all the gear, figured I would need it seeing how I'm still a teenager (15 then 16 now). I have about 6k miles on my cbr and was looking at bumping up to a bigger bike. Used of course and nothing above the price range of 9g. Looking at anything from a good 07 to a cheap 10 model. So I'm torn between which bike I want. My parents love Honda's but my dad trusts me to research and find the best one. A little help on when to upgrade and what to upgrade to would be nice
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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Tell dad you want a Triumph Street Triple R . . no ,wait, a Ducati 1199 Panigale . . make sure it's red (makes it faster). Let's get this upgrading thing out of the way once and for all.

Seriously, If you like Honda and you need a bigger one, get CBR500R. You could trade the 250 and be well within budget.

Of course if dad is buying you may never have this opportunity again . . Ducati!
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I'd recommend starting your research with the cost of insurance... a bigger bike with a 16 year old as the primary operator won't be inexpensive... insurance rates on a 600 cc (or larger) sport bike will be astronomical, even with the bike being titled and registered in your dad's name.
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6K miles with over a year on the bike?

You ride it like once a month or what?
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You,re asking when to upgrade. With the <experience> of 6000km, I think I would continue to build up my skills. You would like to have more power and grunt but the questions are: can you manage a bike with + 100 HP, heavier and with an immediate and unforgiving throttle response? Are you capable to make an emergency stop in a real situation?
Not to mention the related extra costs of owning one of a kind at your age
At least try something less agresive for the upgrade
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6000 miles is definitely enough experience for a bigger bike. If that is what the OP wants to do, he should do it!
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You should get a S1000RR HP4 and just put it on finance, and do epic stunts.

We should get Popcorn.
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