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Old Fart's first bike...

From a brief glance down the page I can see this is a well worn topic, so please be patient with me...I'm 58 this year - going on 15 and just passed mod.2.  Not in any particular hurry to buy a bike and enjoying ogling the many beautiful bikes for sale.  Have a potential budget of up to 5k, which provides plenty of choice, however...My heart - has fallen in love with the Aprilia Shiver 750.  To my eyes this bike is simply beautiful.  Read all the reviews about potential snags.  My main issue is that of resale - I ...

  • Created 19 October 2014 19:52 by manbitesdog
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Bike choice ? please help :-)

Hi people . I desperately need some help choosing the right bike . I currently ride a Honda cbr600rr 2003 as my main source of transport .Recently I have been transferred at work to another site which is another 50 miles on top the 30 I already did . The problem I have is that the honda just isn't that comfortable or any good on mpg . So its up for sale (wrong time of year I know) , so my question is what bike is good for motorway miles and gives a good mpg return , For %XA33000 that isn't ...

  • Created 04 October 2014 17:37 by marcxr2t
  • Last comment 5 days ago ago by philehidiot

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First Big Bike - Need some Help!

Hi guys,So ive passed my test, just sold my vt 125 and am ready to get a bigger bike. But as my options are now less limited to 125s Im having trouble deciding between bikes. The knowledge and experience of the biking community would be greatly appreciated and is frankly needed. Im looking for a used bike, not ready to commit to buying new just yet, but I guess its a pretty good time of year to buy.Im looking for:1. a custom / cruiser style, 2. between 600 - 1000cc, 3. is comfortable for a pillion passenger, 4. can withstand ...


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Versys 1000 price

Hi guys,Im new to the forum and I thought I would ask on here to see if anyone knows roughly how much a bike price will change when a new model is announced?I'm looking at buying the current model of the versys 1000 next year (here come ugly bike jokes lol) but with the new model being announced how much haggle room will this give me? Cheers!Craig

  • Created 08 October 2014 22:11 by Kerr1992
  • Last comment 15 days ago ago by Kerr1992

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Small Rider - Bike Advice

Hi all,I'm sure this has been covered elsewhere but I was hoping for some advice specific to me.I'm 5'2" and weigh anywhere between 100-120 lbs (I know, that's quite a difference - what can I say%X85I'm a woman!).I've been learning on a kawasaki but have had to have the seat lowered, and I still struggle to get both feet down - which is fine, until I have to stop fast or stop on an awkward camber%X85.being so heavy, once it decides it's going's going over! And yes, as I speak from experience, it makes me nervous about buying a ...

  • Created 02 October 2014 19:21 by lucylastix

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Looking for cheapo 125 dualsport

But I've not a clue where to start. Strapped for cash so the lower the better. Any ideas?

  • Created 30 September 2014 22:55 by blondes

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Yamaha XJ900F first big bike

Hi people; Been offered a 1992 XJ900F by a friend of mine for %XA3300 as first 'big bike' for when I get my full licence - I'm currently on CBT. Long story cut short is that the bike was running fine until two years ago  then got stripped apart by mutual friend to fix exhaust bolt and polish it up and that's how bike is at moment. It was running ok and luckily he didn't take engine apart!So big questions - how suitable are they as a first big bike Are they easy are they to handle in traffic and ...

  • Created 27 September 2014 15:55 by thanetman
  • Last comment 25 days ago ago by thanetman


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