Edit: Go to post 92 for a TLDR update.
I am about to buy my first bike ever. I was going to start with a 250, but everyone keeps telling me to go for the 600 since I will be able to handle it well.
In any case... while I am mechanically inclined as far as trucks and cars go, I do not know much about motorcycles mechanically wise. Is there anything I should be on the lookout for?
I am planning to buy an R6, since it is pretty much the bike I have always liked. I like other "real" more chopper style bikes as well, but that will come later. Looking at used R6's and I have seen from 1999 to 2009's. While I will be asking in an R6 forum, any of you know of any issues with these? Any tips on the buy?
Edit: While I am sort of locked onto an R6... if you have any suggestions along with the reasoning behind them for another bike, please do tell. I know very little about these. I guess I also like the Suzuki GSX R 600 or the Honda CBR600, just thought that the Yamaha would be better and I like the long form of it, thought it would be more stable.
Anyone got any thoughts about the Hyosung GT650?