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Hi everyone. I've always thought it would be cool and fun to ride a motorcycle but never had the guts. Then a few months ago I turned 30 (enjoying my career, no kids) and I said "Why not enjoy life while I can". So I've decided to get a bike. As soon as I started looking at bikes I was pretty set on the Honda CB500F. I really like the naked sports bike look, a slightly more upright riding position, and an engine bigger than 250/300cc. Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I can only handle a small engine. Then I saw in a parking lot the FZ-07 and I fell in love. I went to a dealership to sit on the bike and I feel it's comfortable (though, I'm on the ball of my feet, not flat foot).

So I would like the thoughts from people who have the FZ-07 as their very first bike. And any ladies out there, give me your thoughts too!
 

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I just bought an FZ-07 about a week ago, its my first bike and my first time riding. I really enjoy it, its light, easy to maneuver, I use it to ride around town and commute to work (through the city) and I feel like it has pretty good acceleration. I'm 6'4" and I don't feel cramped on it. Only thing is the throttle seems a little touchy compared to other bikes I've tested out and I can really feel the bike slow down if I'm in low RPM's, however, its been a few days and I am already used to it and haven't had any issues. Hope you enjoy it!
 

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Hi everyone. I've always thought it would be cool and fun to ride a motorcycle but never had the guts. Then a few months ago I turned 30 (enjoying my career, no kids) and I said "Why not enjoy life while I can". So I've decided to get a bike. As soon as I started looking at bikes I was pretty set on the Honda CB500F. I really like the naked sports bike look, a slightly more upright riding position, and an engine bigger than 250/300cc. Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I can only handle a small engine. Then I saw in a parking lot the FZ-07 and I fell in love. I went to a dealership to sit on the bike and I feel it's comfortable (though, I'm on the ball of my feet, not flat foot).

So I would like the thoughts from people who have the FZ-07 as their very first bike. And any ladies out there, give me your thoughts too!
Well I'm not a girl but I'm a short dude (5'5) and I think you could get away with the FZ07 as a first bike. It's light and maneuverable. Just make sure you are comfortable with the clutch and throttle. Definitely take the FZ instead of the CB, after a few months you will want to upgrade from the 500 anyways.
 

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why not buy a small enduro for the first year there light and cheap. see if you like riding them spend $6-7k on a fz-07.
 

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I got the FZ07 as my first bike and I very happy with it. Great value, 'enough' torque, soo fun to ride. Get compliments all the time and it looks soo bad ass!!! ;). As you can tell i applied a few mods: fender eliminator, led lights, proper led relay, sliders all around, rim tape, usb charger. The only "complaint" i have about it is its too quiet.. Really quiet, so you have to ensure you are seen by drivers because they will not hear you. Was thinking about after market exhaust but i may just put that money into the Street Triple next season (from Toronto, we have snow). You won't be disappointed with this bike!!
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I am 5'10 .. 175 lb guy if that matters ... got Fz07 as my first bike too ... I think you should be fine on it .. as long as you are not riding beyond your abilities ... just remember you have nothing to prove to anyone ... many people are going to scare you about the twitchy throttle ... but if this is your first bike you wont notice it, since you have nothing to compare against it ...
about the foot ... most of the times when you are stopped you usually just put the left foot down and keep the right on brake so you can flash it if needed or other safety reason ... so in that case i think your foot will come down flat ... i could be wrong about that assumption :) ...

all in all its a nice and light bike ... super easy to maneuver and fun to ride ... only suggestion I have is that once you get it ... go to a parking lot and ride it there for a bit before riding it on the road ... it will give you decent idea about how it behaves and how much throttle to give ... also since its a really torquey bike you can just let out the clutch slowly and it will start moving ...
Cheers from Canada :)
 

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My wife isn't a member of the forum, and she's certainly not a new rider, but she bought an FZ07 in July of 2014 and she loves it. I rode the bike for the first 600 miles or so to do the engine break-in for her and it is surprisingly peppy for a bike of it's size. It's not too much for a beginner if you use your head and some common sense, and the fact that it's very light weight will help you a lot being a little shorter in stature. Peggy (my wife) is 5'3" on a good day, so she's not flat-footed either. My first suggestion would be to take the MSF class (you use their bikes) and actually learn to ride a bit before you purchase one, if you haven't done that already.
 

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Hey Hey, Im 5"8 220pounds F rider, I love the bike! I started with a cbrr250 but out grew it quick. Scully aka the fz07 red model is super smooth and very forgiving even in stock
 
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