Well, I took a trip down to a dealership seeing what they had to offer, I initially called them asking for used bikes, but the guy was super cool over the phone and didn't seem like he was one of those overly pushy sells peops (I hate pushy sellers - since I was in sales).
So, we look at a few bikes, I seat on a few, on the one that felt really comfortable and wasn't overly raced out and that we both felt comfortable as a first bike was a new 2007 Ninja 650r. It's a really cool bike, really light and still has PLENTY of power, it matched me really well size wise and was super comfortable.
Here are the pics and deal on it....
It comes in red and blue...
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, parallel twin
Bore & Stroke
83.0 x 60.0 mm
48.5 lb/ft @7,000 rpm
Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
Front Suspension / wheel travel
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel
Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in.
Front Brake Type
Dual 300mm Petal Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Rear Brake Type
Single 220mm Petal Disc with hydraulic caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity
Candy Plasma Blue, Passion Red
What ya think?