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I'm looking to buy my first bike and not sure what size to go with R3 or R6 I'd be riding it just for fun and possibly track.
 

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I'm sure most will say start small and work your way up and I will have to agree. I face this same exact question 12 yrs ago except there wasn't an r3. I ended up going with an r6 as my 1st but had there been an r3 I would have hands down went with an r3. At that time everything under a six was so ugly. After starting on a six I will have to say I love my r3. So fun and so easy to maneuver. Looks bad azz and cheaper on insurance. Good luck with your choice and be safe. Hope to see you as a regular here.
 

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I will have to agree. I started on a 250 but after only a couple months moved up to an 1100. I would seriously suggest, based on my own experiences, get the 300 and get a lot of experience before moving on to something bigger. Or a 500. It will help you in the long run. I would love to have started on a 500. After all the litre bikes I have been on I can honestly say I'm glad to be back on a 300. It's a lot more fun than you would think at first.
 

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I'd agree as well - a 250/300 class bike is a better choice than a 600 for a 'first bike' owner. Cheaper to buy, operate and insure and lots of fun to ride. Nothing against the R6 at all, but an inexperienced rider with 100+ hp between his/her legs doesn't often work out well. Take the R3 to the track and come home with a big grin on your face, develop those skills and then maybe add the R6 to the stable. Getting your motorcycle endorsement is a lot easier with smaller bikes too.
 

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Just did my M1 here in Canada (35) I started getting quotes from Insurance to see how high in CC i could go.
R3 and Ninja 300 were about $100 a year, while CBR650F was $3700 a year.
I'm assuming R6 would be around the same since it's over 600cc.

Check with insurance first, might not be able to afford R6 even if you wanted to :)
 

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Being brand new, I make what I consider "Neophyte" mistakes on my R3. Especially, teaching my self how to smoothly shift through the gears. When the bike jerks, I always considered what if this was an R6 or R1; would my front wheel come off the ground? Would I end up in some cars backseat? Thus, I can attest this R3 is amazing for skill and confidence building...go with the RAVEN!!!
 

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Had to make the same decision. R3 or some 600. The R3 just made the most sense allowing me to find my comfort and forgiving on some mistakes. (New rider) and already after 1000 miles I love this bike just can't imagine starting on anything else. Besides the cool factor of it is fantastic. Take an MSF or equivalent please and ride like your invisible lol. You will be pitching a good lean in no time. Yamaha team colors FTW
 

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Just did my M1 here in Canada (35) I started getting quotes from Insurance to see how high in CC i could go.
R3 and Ninja 300 were about $100 a year, while CBR650F was $3700 a year.
I'm assuming R6 would be around the same since it's over 600cc.

Check with insurance first, might not be able to afford R6 even if you wanted to :)

What insurance company is that?? Are you missing a "0"?? I'm 32 with an M2 and the cheapest I got was $1100 a year for full coverage and $748 for the bare minimum. I'm in Ontario.
 

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Picked up My R3 on Thursday afternoon. I'm a new rider and this is my first Bike. Luvin" every minute of it! My friend rides a FJR1300, awesome bike!., His riding skills are amazing!! He took the R3 out on Demo Day and was impressed. I am very fortunate to have someone of his calibre helping me to master my skills on the road. Hope to meet many R3's on the road this summer.
 
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