This pretty much sums it up right here. ^ ^ ^it depends on why you are buying it. If it's merely an entry to bikes for you, you may end up upgrading down the road once you've built some skills and confidence. On the other hand, if you see certain aspects of the r3 and appreciate it for what it is, i don't see anyone really growing bored of it.
The OP said he's buying his first bike.It is a good beginner bike but it all depends on a few things. 1, do you have friends that also ride? If you do and they have 600 750 and 1000's then u will quickly get bored with the r3 and want to upgrade
If the R3 can't keep up with the 600 + bikes than you're going way to fast and risk losing you're license again.already sick. Put 11k on it in 3 1/2 months.. but I came from a R1 wanted somthing slower so I did not lose my license again. Next bike will be a FZ07. I Love the R3 take it on big 1000km a day rides. but just does not keep up with 600+ bikes
way to twist my post. If he drove a Corolla and his friends had Corvettes then on spirited runs he would start to get bored with the Corolla. That was my point. I stated it was a good beginner bike but A 600 would be better suited for any guy over 5ft 110lbs. Thats my opinion at least on the street. Track is different story.The OP said he's buying his first bike.
if you are looking at the R3 as an entry to biking, give no consideration into what your friends ride. The saying "ride your own ride" is extremely good advice. No matter what your level of experience is, you should never ride outside of your own capabilities. This is where people get fvcked up... trying to do what they're not ready to do because they see their friends doing it.
If you are new to riding and your friends are all on much more powerful bikes, it's only a matter of time before you're pushing yourself beyond your abilities.
If your friends are true friends, the size of their bikes won't matter. They'll ride with you and not pull you forward and in to trouble. Besides, the R3 is more than capable of riding with the big boys once you have the skills. It's not going to keep up in 70-140mph freeway sprints but on typical roads and driving within (or close to) legal limits, it'll keep up, if not lead the way, in most scenarios.