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Motorcycle Safety Driveability / Katana 600 — good


Expert: William — 8/8/2004



I had ridden a motorcycle before so I the 20 Hour MSF course and it was great. I thought I’d learn so in one weekend as I was a complete novice. then I’ve taken the ERC Rider Course) which is one day (8 and again, learned a heck of a

With that out of the way, I very confident riding Since I took the beginner I’ve been riding a Buell Blast 500. My almost gave it to me because he the bike and everyone including him the handling was terrible. However, enjoyed riding the Blast and I was to riding it after about 1 I’ve been riding bike for about 8 months now in Florida I can ride all year) and it fine for me the entire time.

Only one close call and the did exactly what it needed to to in a — IT STOPPED!

However, riding the Buell for a while I ready to move up and I have in love with the looks of the Katana 600. I’m wondering if it’s a good Reading online reviews I that it’s too heavy and has an wide turning radius. also read that not enough power.

However, I read anything bad about the mechanics of the bike.

I’ve to the dealership and sat on the bike and it fits me a glove. It doesn’t feel to me either. Also, I just the look of that machine.

would you recommend this or does it have shortcomings I just don’t know I’m not looking to pop wheelies or go 150 MPH I just want to ride it a normal person. It’s that the Katana is less than many other and I’m wondering if that to lower quality.

Any advice you could provide be greatly appreciated.





Thanks for the Hello from Portland,

I think you are ready to get the Katana You’ve taken and passed two MSF and put in 8 months on the Buell Blast is a great beginner bike what your brother You have enough experience and to make the transition, if your about wheelies and speed is any

The Katana 600 is a fine bike. It is a sportbike, as it does not have suspension or a frame like a sport bike. But it has a great that is both reliable and and plenty capable suspension.

Don’t worry about a big radius, most sport have that problem.

The is plenty capable for your use, and it will take a time to outgrow (if you ever it at all). It will be a good to learn advanced cornering and brake use. It’s more comfortable for longer than a pure sportbike, as it has bars, a better seat and good wind protection.

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also more adjustable the Buell. You can adjust the front and rear suspension for your and riding style. Be sure to get a and ask a Suzuki dealer if someone at the (an experienced rider or mechanic) can you how (and why) to adjust the if you desire to change it. Also, if you are a used bike, be sure to a Suzuki mechanic check it out you give the seller any money.

If the seller refuses to let you get the bike pass on that bike. It may a hidden problem, no matter how it looks.

Last of all, I you take a track class you have been riding the for a while. I think you should your MSF class experience and for the sport. I recommend Reg Pridmore’s school ( Racetrack (at least the good ones) are not “going real fast” or to race.

They are about bike control, taught in an free of cops, traffic potholes and other dangers. are about understanding your relationship with the bike, how it in motion, and how it interacts with the That may all sound touchy-feely, but the is that really good the ones that avoid have a greater understanding of the skills needed to really be a rider.

And as you saw with your ERC class, you get out of it” when you are more aware of to do. A racetrack class is like a B.S. in motorcycling, while the ERC be considered graduation from high school. Judging the tone, content and maturity in your question, I think you benefit greatly from a school. I urge you to consider it.

also enormous fun.

luck with your new Kat. Take it easy first few weeks, as there be a definite transition period the Buell. The Katana will taller, be touchier on the brakes and go a lot faster than the Blast. It also be smoother, more and comfortable.

Keep your disciple and try to take some long on the bike if you can. There’s a lot of riding just up North of as well as in Florida.

Ride have fun,


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