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
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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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