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Hi everyone,

Right now I ride a Ninja 300 and looking for something with more power and with relaxed ergo's which the SCR seems to be. Just about every way I look at it, the SCR fits the bill.

Reading some of your posts, I don't seem to be the only one making a similar transition.

Not in a rush to buy in just yet but will be learning for the time being.

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Welcome to the forum! The 300 cc bikes are like stepping stones for new riders before moving on to something more powerful. How long have you been riding?
 

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Welcome to the forum! The 300 cc bikes are like stepping stones for new riders before moving on to something more powerful. How long have you been riding?
Actually theyre much more than stepping stones. A friend of mine has a 300 Ninja she uses on the track. These bikes are very light, handle great and will do 125mph, probably more than our Bolts. I would argue the SCR is a better "starter bike".
 

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Actually theyre much more than stepping stones. A friend of mine has a 300 Ninja she uses on the track. These bikes are very light, handle great and will do 125mph, probably more than our Bolts. I would argue the SCR is a better "starter bike".
some people i know even use them as beaters to commute without worry of what will happen when parked anywhere

most people i know that commute to the city and back have a cheap motorcycle to get them around and then the real toy to kick things up a notch.
 

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some people i know even use them as beaters to commute without worry of what will happen when parked anywhere

most people i know that commute to the city and back have a cheap motorcycle to get them around and then the real toy to kick things up a notch.
Yeah for sure, the Bolt SCR950 is an excellent commuter bike and it's great not to have to worry about it. For the price, our Bolts can't be beat!

What are you riding to "kick things up a notch"?
 

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Really depends on the rider and what they feel they're comfortable with. Some go for 600cc and higher and some are comfortable with 300cc.

weekendwarrior, your butt will definitely thank you for making the switch. Sport bikes aren't known for being comfortable.
 

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What are you riding to "kick things up a notch"?
I'm not at that point as yet due to budget reasons but those other guys have bikes like the S1000RR, Ducati 899's, the list goes on. Basically all those higher performing bikes that get really sporty.
 

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Everyone's different. That said, my girlfriend had about 2 years' experience on a Suzuki GS500F before I talked her into trying a short country ride on my (then) FZ-8.
We kept the speeds at posted limits and when we traded back, she remarked at how smooth it was and how she liked the brakes.
I don't think I would have had too try to hard & convince her to ride it again. =)
The 8 was a good, docile ride and only "woke up in anger" if you wanted it to do that.
In contrast, she wouldn't ride the FZ9 that came after it because she had seen me ride it and knew it was too rowdy for her skill set, even though both bikes made about the same h.p..

Note: Her GS500F was converted to a E model without the fairing.
The windscreen as a F model was too far forward and created a TON of turbulence.
Once stripped with a simple bar-mounted screen, it was a completely different ride.
 

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That's so true and often its people who jump too high up the bike chain to higher CC bikes that can't enjoy it all that much, unless they're willing to risk a lot. Rather start with lower CC's and push a bike harder than higher CC's and worry about the more I turn the throttle and the consequences.
 

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I've tried riding my friend's ducati 959 once, just to kick things up a notch as you say. Too much power and just wasn't for me, even though it's claimed to be more street friendly than their other super bikes.
 
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