Yup.Peter Y wrote:just get the Katana and be smart. I bought a Katana two months ago as my first bike and its great. Sporty yet conservative. Keep in mind it is heavy but im not a small guy either.TKDean wrote:i actually meant Suzuki GS500F (a little underpowered) not GS600F sorry.
im 5'10" about 190 pounds don't know about the inseam.
of all those bikes id still prefer the Katana. it looks great, has a nice riding position, and i can get a good used one for about 2-3 grand. but after reading about the dangers of 600cc bikes for noobs i m not so sure now. do you think it might be a little too powerful? i also think it might be a little too heavy for a first bike. however I've never ridden a bike before so i wouldn't know.
I got a Katana 600 as my first bike a few months ago and I'd second what Peter just wrote. It is a little heavy, but after some practicing I can do u-turns and figure 8's without a problem. And it's lighter than many of the cruisers people here recommend for new riders. It does have some power, but it comes on predictably; it's not a super sport.