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      11-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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New bike..now 335 is slow

I'm new to bike ownership as i bought a week old 2012 ninja 650 and have ridden it for 1.5 weeks straight to work, etc. Not even a fast bike to those who have been riding a while, but fast to me being a new rider. Anyway, just got in the 335 after being on this bike a while and it feels sooooo slow. I mean i know the bike IS faster, but man, i cant believe how slow it makes my car feel. Can you riders relate?
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      11-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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..just seems faster because you can see the asphalt zipping by under your feet But yes, riding a bike does seem faster than compared to traveling the same speed in a car.

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I have 2 bikes, a Ducati and a Triumph and both are way faster than my 328, my wife has a 535 which is way faster than my 328i, your 335 will be way faster than both.
I've been riding for years so it doesn't really affect me now, I know what the car can do and drive accordingly and know when I'm on the bikes I can go like "sh*t off a shovel".

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Lol a 650 isn't that fast of a bike to begin with. Wait til you upgrade to a 600cc 4 cylinder sportsbike. Or a 1000cc. Puts you in a whole different world.

But yeah. I know what you mean.



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Sara, get one. Only reason I have mine is because my wife has always wanted one and decided to just get it. Of course, I've always wanted one also so I couldn't let her ride alone. She got a little green '12 ninja 250 and that thing is a blast to ride.
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Welcome to the club. I have a built E30 that used to be my toy but then got the MV Agusta. Since then I think I have put 40 miles on the E30, I will probably sell it come spring. Cars are safer but nothing I can afford can come close to the thrill/terror this baby provides:



Edit: its also one of the reasons IDGAF about driving a wagon, shits useful as hell and any car BMW makes is pedestrian compared to that bitch.
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Lol a 650 isn't that fast of a bike to begin with. Wait til you upgrade to a 600cc 4 cylinder sportsbike. Or a 1000cc. Puts you in a whole different world.

But yeah. I know what you mean.



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Any bike would be fast compared to a car. I remember my 1300R yes the Busa 140 seems like you are standing still on that thing. Just a powerful machine.

Dont let anyone dog a 600 either. The new 600's are every bit as fast as the older 1000's with a good rider. Keep the rubber side down and things are just fun.
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Welcome to the club. I have a built E30 that used to be my toy but then got the MV Agusta. Since then I think I have put 40 miles on the E30, I will probably sell it come spring. Cars are safer but nothing I can afford can come close to the thrill/terror this baby provides:

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Edit: its also one of the reasons IDGAF about driving a wagon, shits useful as hell and any car BMW makes is pedestrian compared to that bitch.
My god that is pure sex

If you do decide to sell your e30, I'm first in line! (pics of it btw?)
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Sara, get one. Only reason I have mine is because my wife has always wanted one and decided to just get it. Of course, I've always wanted one also so I couldn't let her ride alone. She got a little green '12 ninja 250 and that thing is a blast to ride.
I've seriously considered it. I love riding.
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I've seriously considered it. I love riding.
That's a sweet bike!
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That's a sweet bike!
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Its not mine but I get to ride it.. ITS HEAVY to hold up at a stop light.. My back and shoulders hurt after 30 minutes of riding it. I need a much lighter bike to start out with.. Im only 5'4 110 lbs
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im looking into an s1000 or a monster for the fall.. miss my old bike, some of my best memories. winding mountain roads and riding with friends stopping in random places- the best.

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It doesn't get much sexier than an attractive lady on her own bike. Those new t-mobile commercials are basically clothed porn
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If you do decide to sell your e30, I'm first in line! (pics of it btw?)
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Its not mine but I get to ride it.. ITS HEAVY to hold up at a stop light.. My back and shoulders hurt after 30 minutes of riding it. I need a much lighter bike to start out with.. Im only 5'4 110 lbs
Yeah, that bike's a monster. My wife is 5'2 115 and the 250 is perfect for her.
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Yeah, that bike's a monster. My wife is 5'2 115 and the 250 is perfect for her.
Does she ever wish it had more power?? I was thinking of starting out on a CBR 600 and lowering it (since Im so short) .. On the GSXR my feet barely touch.. I usually have to lean the bike with one foot flat down and the other one still in the air because I cant straddle it comfortably. Its too high...Well unless I road in high heels but I dont feel like losing a toe lol
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im looking into an s1000 or a monster for the fall.. miss my old bike, some of my best memories. winding mountain roads and riding with friends stopping in random places- the best.

enjoy!
Ditto that!

Made some friends in the MSF class and we went on a 6 hour trek last Friday. I almost ran out of gas not paying attention!
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Does she ever wish it had more power?? I was thinking of starting out on a CBR 600 and lowering it (since Im so short) .. On the GSXR my feet barely touch.. I usually have to lean the bike with one foot flat down and the other one still in the air because I cant straddle it comfortably. Its too high.
Just dropping the bike will do wonders. Balanced on the wheels there isnt much to keep a bike upright. Although admittedly I have a foot and about 70lbs on you Im sitting at lights holding the brake with one foot and talking on the phone like I was at a bus stop, and the MV is heavy for the type of bike it is. Its really all about the balance.

Another thing to do is check out some twins like the Ducs. Their mass is a little lower in the bike. 4 bangers wear their weight up high.

Also they do make actual boots that have a wedge heel. My girlfriend has a pair with a low heel and she looked at a pair with a pretty substantial heel. They looked like dress boots but had an inner shell liner, very clandestine protection.
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Does she ever wish it had more power?? I was thinking of starting out on a CBR 600 and lowering it (since Im so short) .. On the GSXR my feet barely touch.. I usually have to lean the bike with one foot flat down and the other one still in the air because I cant straddle it comfortably. Its too high...Well unless I road in high heels but I dont feel like losing a toe lol
The cbr won't be much lighter then the gsxr 750. They're both 4 cylinder and most of the weight is from the engine...

Lowering it, however, will make a difference.
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