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Hey guys, so I am new to the riding community and very excited to get started. I scheduled my Motorcycle Safety Course to get ready to get my license! I have been looking at potential future bikes a lot these last few days. I have a few bikes in mind that I am looking at. Obviously going to be looking at the Yamaha R3 and also looking at the Ninja 300. Heard both those bikes are great first bikes. I was also looking at the KTM RC390 but I heard that it has a lot of cost for repairs and stuff like that. Ultimately, I will be using this bike for commuting to school/work and back and riding around town just for pleasure. I am 5'11" weight 210lbs. Has anyone rode both the Ninja 300 and the R3? I just want to see what the main pros/cons are. I know that I still haven't gotten my license and all of that but I'm just so excited! Thanks! Glad to be hear!
 

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Read the forums.
From the forums, the R3 is better than the ninja in general terms.
the ninja is more aimed towards the tracks.
The R3 has better low end torque, lighter weight, faster top speed, better seating position for commuting


cons are a few mpg lower, and lower RPM (12.5k rpm vs 13 on the Ninja).
 

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Test ride them all,
buy the one that gives YOU the biggest boner.


Both are so similar, it boils down to which colour you like.
 
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