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Can we please have this question stickied? This is the second time it's been asked today alone. Albeit the riders are different dimensions the answer doesn't really change.

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300ccs (296) = more forgiving (but not by much)
600ccs = less forgiving

What I mean by that is you can easily pop the clutch on the 300 and wheelie no problem, but popping the clutch doesn't automatically mean wheelie on the 300. On a 600 when you pop the clutch you will feel it.

Personally I would recommend the 300, and frankly I never understood why anyone would start off with anything bigger? But then again that's just me, I have witnessed far to many rider error accidents simply because they were overtly confident and to new to riding while riding on a bike to big for their skill level.

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Okay thanks everyone.

Looks like I'll be starting with a 300. I plan on keeping the 300 for At least a year before I move up. I plan on doing advanced classes also at the same time.




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Can we please have this question stickied? This is the second time it's been asked today alone. Albeit the riders are different dimensions the answer doesn't really change.

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Agreed.

This is like the sprocket or insurance questions!

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I'd get the 300, slap on new tires and learn how to ride really well, then get a 600.
after you *think* you can ride the wheels off it on the street, take it to a race track & see how you fare


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after you *think* you can ride the wheels off it on the street, take it to a race track & see how you fare
I`d lowside on the track most likely, well maybe not with the DR2`s. I gotta be honest, after the first few days of riding with my DR2`s, I was clearly leaning way more on them, and pushing my limit more in curves just because I could feel the difference in grip, and knew I could go lower.

Yes, I know people are knee draggin` with the stock tires but I definitely felt A LOT more confindent on the DR2`s. That is of course until I totaled my 300 but it wasn`t because of the tires.

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after you *think* you can ride the wheels off it on the street, take it to a race track & see how you fare
I'm actually thinking of doing riding school in the track and getting the license. It really does not seem that expensive for what you get out of it.


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As for maximum weight this bike will carry, if you check the DIY sticky thread of awesomeness

Kawasaki 300 Ninja Do-It-Yourself & How-To Thread


you find this

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I'm actually thinking of doing riding school in the track and getting the license. It really does not seem that expensive for what you get out of it.
just be warned , insurance companies will generally *NOT* cover you if you crash the bike at the track & put in a claim for it


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just be warned , insurance companies will generally *NOT* cover you if you crash the bike at the track & put in a claim for it

California super bike school and the like have their own bikes. S1000RR!!!!

If that's what OP is referring to.

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California super bike school and the like have their own bikes. S1000RR!!!!

If that's what OP is referring to.

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Actually yes Dave, you completely read my mind. Also the bikes are insured and I believe the charge for crashing is only about 1200 dollars.

Also the four levels are about 6k.


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