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Kawasaki EL250

Honda 90

Kawasaki GPZ500s

Yamaha SR125

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

Kawasaki EL250

Yamaha YZFR1

Ducati M600

And Stephen's GSXR600
Honda VFR400 NC30  

This little bike was slated in the biking press, but I think it is perfect for a beginner, particularly if that beginner is only 5ft 1 1/2 (158cm). It is the right kind of bike to get confidence on before moving to something where getting a toehold on the ground is more difficult. A kind of girlie custom/drag-racer style of bike, it has a revvy twin engine making 27bhp.  It is a good starter bike, and can cope well with commuting.  It was up to the odd 300 mile round trip when needed. 
Good points 

  • Clutch light and smooth
  • Gearbox six speed, smooth, reliable
  • Revvy engine gave it a bit more excitement than most customs
  • Totally reliable

Bad points 

  • Variable tickover rate made it a pain, and it was hard to access the tickover screw . I since found out that this is a Kawasaki trait.
  • Small tank capacity
  • Relatively low ground clearance, but not bad for a custom
  • Cleaning it!!!
  • Unfaired so limited top speed, even if the engine would take it over 80mph!



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Last updated March 17, 2004