Most of us are familiar with the Hitler video meme wherein the english subtitles are changed to humorous banter completely unrelated to the Nazi regime. In this parody video, Hitler wants a GSXR 650 or 1000 for his first bike, and his compadres try to talk sense to him about starting with something smaller and, well, Hitler throws a temper tantrum (naturally). “I want my 180 wheels! I want to beat Ferraris! I will have women pulling the balls out of my pants!” Just under 4 minutes of amusingly familiar arguments. I… Continue Reading »
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Amy London scored herself a new old Suzuki GSX and has already got some miles under her belt. Plus a good protective jacket and full face helmet, I’m so proud! Hey badass ladies! I’m Amy. Just wanted to show off my new ride. I’m somewhat new to riding, and broke myself in by doing a 340km trip on my bike. Soooo stoked! [ see more submissions | submit your own ]
Since I don’t personally know much about this bike, I can only go off what I read in the specs I found online (such as on bikez.com). It’s a petite and light weight bike- 360 lbs dry (without fluids and gas) and has a low seat height of 27.5 inches… with an optional low profile seat that takes it down another two or so. These two things are going to make it a comfortable bike for someone with a shorter inseam, and also light enough that it won’t feel too cumbersome to… Continue Reading »
Hii I’m in need of your assistance!!! My name is Leah, and I am thinking about purchasing a ninja kawasaki for myself but i dont know if it’ll be too big for me. its a 2004 and i am around 5’4 and weight around 120-125 lbs. would this be a smart buy for a petite girl like me? hope to hear from ya. thx!!
Firstly, what is your prior motorcycling experience? What engine displacement / size are we talking… 250cc? A lot of it depends on your skill level and comfort level. Hannah Johnson (~5’3”) rides a Hypermotard with an exceptionally high seat height (33.3”). She literally jumps onto the bike as it takes off. For her, size has little to do with it. You can make changes in the bike (seat, suspension, etc) to bring it down a little bit so you can put your feet more firmly on the ground. Ninja’s are pretty light… Continue Reading »
you’re suggesting i4 sportsbikes for people new to motorcycles? regardless of sex that, IN MY OPINION is not the wisest move, why not suggest some parralel twins? v-twins? gsxr’s, cbr-rr’s, zxr’s and yzf-r’s aren’t ment for new people. they are not positioned that way, they are not geared that way, their power curve is not friendly, nothing is friendly about them. why not suggest the sports bike learner models, most companies offer them. closest you got there was the monster.
Yes, I am suggesting them. Firstly, she said starter sportbike not starter motorcycle, so I didn’t want to asssume. But regardless, as someone who has ridden all of the bikes I mentioned, I actually have my own opinion on what is easier to ride. A Monster for instance has a very torquey in lower RPM’s and it can be really uncomfortable at slow speeds. They are kind of top heavy and don’t have the best turning radius, so they can be daunting for a new rider when parked. A CBR is extremely… Continue Reading »
So I was wondering what’s a good starter sports bike for a 5’1″ girl. I want to buy used, I was thinking about a ninja maybe? What’s your advice?
Define starter for me? Are you looking for something light, or something small? Do you want it to be fast? A Ninja can be good, I know lots of people who love them. I thought the CBR 600 was awesome, though does have a lot of power you can grow into. It was also very light. A lot of ladies also like GSXR’s and they’re quite fun to ride. Pretty light too. Also, Monster 696’s are very popular with the ladies as new bikes and first sport bikes. Though they’re not quite sportbikes,… Continue Reading »
So finally getting a bike for the first time and I’m really thinking about a harley iron 883 ( which yeah, I know it’s just a fancey sportster, but it’s bad ass). Just wanted to know if you have ever ridden one or heard any good or bad about it. thanks for your time. love your blog.
Hello! Glad you’re finally getting a bike. That being said, I’m not a good person to ask about Harleys. I’ve heard tons of bad and some enthusiastic good from their fans, and I’ve formed my own opinions on them based on that and the short amount of time I’ve spent on one. I would love if some of my readers would chime in here, as many of you might have better feedback to this question. Leave a comment on this post with your 2 cents!