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Hello, Guys, I'm new to the forum so a few months ago I decided to purchase a bike for myself so my first options were zx10r because I really loved the bike and the electronics in it so I visited some forums and I read that some people are saying its a bad idea and some are saying you can but you have to respect the bike (Note: I have 6 hours of riding a 90 cc and hardly an hour or 2 for riding a 150cc bike ) so after reading the forums I thought of dropping 10r as my first bike and opt for zx6r so my question can I go for zx6r as my first bike I know the basics of riding and
I have a friend who has 2 hours of experience on 600 cc his brother bike and after that, he went for 1000cc as his first bike he states that it took him 1 month to adjust to his 10r but he said you have to concentrate and be gentle to the bike and please don't tell me to go for a smaller bike because I don't want to keep changing the bike I want to go for single and use till I move to Germany ! so what should I go for 10r and 6r I'm getting a 10r for cheap price with all the accessories and sc project exhaust on it no used 6r is available so I need to go for a new one which will cost me a little bit, not more!
 

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well, guys, should I go for zx6r as my first bike !! and ya the option of going from smaller cc to higher cc is out of the window in my case can i start start riding zx6r as soon as i get on hands on it
 

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I just got my 05 zx6r. It's my first bike and I'm loving it. Wasn't to hard to get the hang it's honestly a pretty smooth bike but maybe I'm biased considering I've never ridden another bike and don't know what other bikes feel like.
 

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I just got my 05 zx6r. It's my first bike and I'm loving it. Wasn't to hard to get the hang it's honestly a pretty smooth bike but maybe I'm biased considering I've never ridden another bike and don't know what other bikes feel like.
Congratulation on your first bike btw im actually thinking to go for zx6r 2019 model its my first bike so ya that's why came here to find others like me so how is power of the bike i mean is it too much too handle !
 

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Definitely not IMO. It's pretty tame before you get to the power band. But the thing still goes wicked fast. I hit 140 at about 11k rpm in 6th
 

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It's not really a good idea for a first bike (especially if you haven't taken any motorcycle courses to learn what you don't know).

You will learn a lot more and a lot quicker starting on a smaller CC bike. Either way, take a course before you just go out and start riding (you need to learn things about riding that aren't intuitive, like countersteering).
 

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It's not really a good idea for a first bike (especially if you haven't taken any motorcycle courses to learn what you don't know).

I know you don't want to hear it, but you will learn a lot more and a lot quicker starting on a smaller CC bike (250R, 300, 400, etc). You can pretty much sell a 250R for the same price you bought it for once you are ready to upgrade (they hold their value really well).

Either way, take a course before you just go out and start riding (you need to learn things about riding that aren't intuitive, like countersteering).
 

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My 10R was my first bike. I literally learned to ride on it. If I'd started on anything smaller I'd be dead. I wouldn't presume that would be true for everyone, or even most everyone. Maybe almost no one. We're all different, only you know you.
 

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It's not really a good idea for a first bike (especially if you haven't taken any motorcycle courses to learn what you don't know).

I know you don't want to hear it, but you will learn a lot more and a lot quicker starting on a smaller CC bike (250R, 300, 400, etc). You can pretty much sell a 250R for the same price you bought it for once you are ready to upgrade (they hold their value really well).

Either way, take a course before you just go out and start riding (you need to learn things about riding that aren't intuitive, like countersteering).
well, thanks for the advice! I will keep it in mind but we don't have a motorcycle course in our country so my friend would be teaching my stuff and coming to selling a smaller cc bike its way out of me getting the price I will mostly get half of the price of 250r or other bikes so it would be waste of money and my dad wouldn't not agree to the ideaof upgrading to smaller cc to bigger cc bike
but ya i will sure let you know my decision after the lockdown ends i have 3 months to decide till my university starts
 

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I don't think you're ready for either one.
And a 10r with all the accessories for a cheap price might bring you to more head aches especially if you aren't mechanically inclined
well i easily learn things anyways i will let you guys know my decision
 

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My 10R was my first bike. I literally learned to ride on it. If I'd started on anything smaller I'd be dead. I wouldn't presume that would be true for everyone, or even most everyone. Maybe almost no one. We're all different, only you know you.
I understood ! it depends upon me at the end. I have ridden bikes and scooter so I'm not that new riding two-wheelers
I have a couple of riding experience on bike im good on scooters and stuff I know the basics. I agree everyone is different. so will think about it I have placed my down payment zx6r I still have time to upgrade to 10r .will update you guys on the decision
 

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Like first motorcycle ever? You will be learning to use the clutch and shift on it? Certainly not the best bike for that. I bought an 05 ZX-6R as my first road bike, but I have been on two wheels my whole life before that. Dirtbikes mainly, but I have had mopeds, ridiculous mini bikes, and all sorts of stuff before I bought my ZX-6R. It's easy to ride initially, down low it's certainly very controllable, suspension is excellent and it handles like a dream. However if you don't control yourself its FAR too fast for a beginner, above 8k my bike is an animal. I am very careful on mine, regardless of how much experience I have on dirtbikes this bike is far beyond my skill level anywhere near it's limits and I am well aware of that riding it.

Lot's of people start on 600s and do fine. Lots of people also start on 600s and kill themselves or worse. Generally speaking in my opinion any 600cc sport bike is too much for a beginner rider, certainly one who has never ridden any other motorcycle before. If I cant convince you this is a bad idea then please for your own sake respect a bike that can do 160mph+, 0-60 in 3 seconds, and a 10 second quarter that's not something to take lightly. That's far faster than most high end cars, except you don't have a steel body surrounding you, air bags, and a seat belt.
 

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I just know that for me, I have no respect for 600's at all. I bought my wife an old ZX6, later upgraded her to a newer R6, and every time I rode either of them I did stupid things without even thinking about it. I was scared to death of my 10R, and rightly so: an unexpected sneeze could loop you head over teakettle. My wife's R6 was fast AF, and with a good rider could keep up with me on my 10R no problem; but compared to a literbike it didn't feel fast unless you were ringing the piss out of it and even then, it still just wasn't the same. I rode my 10R like it could turn on me any second. I rode her R6 like it was my bitch and I was invincible, and neither of those things were true. I finally solved the problem by trading it for a CBR1kRR, so I'd be somewhat responsible no matter which of our bikes I was using.
 

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Like first motorcycle ever? You will be learning to use the clutch and shift on it? Certainly not the best bike for that. I bought an 05 ZX-6R as my first road bike, but I have been on two wheels my whole life before that. Dirtbikes mainly, but I have had mopeds, ridiculous mini bikes, and all sorts of stuff before I bought my ZX-6R. It's easy to ride initially, down low it's certainly very controllable, suspension is excellent and it handles like a dream. However if you don't control yourself its FAR too fast for a beginner, above 8k my bike is an animal. I am very careful on mine, regardless of how much experience I have on dirtbikes this bike is far beyond my skill level anywhere near it's limits and I am well aware of that riding it.

Lot's of people start on 600s and do fine. Lots of people also start on 600s and kill themselves or worse. Generally speaking in my opinion any 600cc sport bike is too much for a beginner rider, certainly one who has never ridden any other motorcycle before. If I cant convince you this is a bad idea then please for your own sake respect a bike that can do 160mph+, 0-60 in 3 seconds, and a 10 second quarter that's not something to take lightly. That's far faster than most high end cars, except you don't have a steel body surrounding you, air bags, and a seat belt.
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i know how to use the clutch and shift on it as above i told you i know the basic of riding a bike well i have already placed the down payment on it so i don't have option to back out now and as for coming to the bike i will be using for going to university and daily commute purposes i will not be using it as race machine and drive around like maniac i will follow what you said i will surely respect the bike and will keep my adrenaline in control and thank you so much for your concern .
 

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I just know that for me, I have no respect for 600's at all. I bought my wife an old ZX6, later upgraded her to a newer R6, and every time I rode either of them I did stupid things without even thinking about it. I was scared to death of my 10R, and rightly so: an unexpected sneeze could loop you head over teakettle. My wife's R6 was fast AF, and with a good rider could keep up with me on my 10R no problem; but compared to a literbike it didn't feel fast unless you were ringing the piss out of it and even then, it still just wasn't the same. I rode my 10R like it could turn on me any second. I rode her R6 like it was my bitch and I was invincible, and neither of those things were true. I finally solved the problem by trading it for a CBR1kRR, so I'd be somewhat responsible no matter which of our bikes I was using.
yep I get it everyone is different, you are telling from your point of view. coming to myself i m a very careful guy and I really know my limits. I can say that for sure that i will never disrespect the bike. but I will be surely careful of what I am riding whether its 1000cc or 250 cc I have never ever ridden my 90cc scooter to its max potential have kept under 50 every time I rode it
 

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If it’s a 04/05 ZX10R, be careful. That thing has some killer mid-range and is stupid light. No electronics. Swap gearing to -1/+1, proper tune, and a tank full of C9.

JBear said it best...a sneeze away from a dirt nap.

I love it.
 
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