I'm Tempted...

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Dietrich, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Dietrich

    Dietrich Guest

    ...to get a bike.

    I think I'm after a 125cc. It'll be my first bike and in the UK I'll be able to ride it as soon as I take a CBT test.

    I had a car for a year, but I had an accident / got caught speeding so ultimately I couldn't afford to carry on insuring it so I had to sell up. I've just got a new job though, and public transport really ain't all that...

    Is a 125cc a good idea for starters? I've got my eye on an Aprilia RS125 or a Honda NSR125. Anyone got any experience of either of these bikes?

    Any hidden costs / catches I should look out for when starting out?

    Cheers,

    Tom
     
  2. Ronin

    Ronin Guest

    go for a 250 instead of a 125.
     
  3. Pete Venkman

    Pete Venkman New Member

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    a 125 is like having a sewing machine engine on a scooter
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    I doubt his license permits him to get a 250. Is the requirement in Englad is to ride for 1 or 2 years with a 125 before you can move on?
     
  5. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    :werd: graduated licensing. US needs it badly; too many squids on R1s.
     
  6. ragnarok

    ragnarok nuclear launch detected

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    wont make much difference... i know alot of squids with r6/r1's (mostly yamahas) who dont even have an M license
     
  7. adamfool

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    depens on his age.. if he's under 21 he'll have to spend 2 years on a bike with 33hp or less, if over 21 then he can ride anything after passing....however with a 125cc all you have to do is a simply day training course which is very hard to fail...
     

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