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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

Best 125 for learner?

Hey. im turning 17 next april... yes im very impatient to get on a bike:sunglasses:. and i was wondering what bike would be good to start on. i dont particularly want a 2 stroke. or a mx type. i was thinking about a second hand yzf r125?.. what do you guys think? let me know cheers:smile

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H0DGI3

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H0DGI3 says:

what about insurance???

A majority is saying about the street cred for these sports style 125's, but is the insurance not higher than youre average 125???

as i said before, nowt the matter with a Yam XT125R!!!

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

I think the very best thing to do

 is try them all. Sit on them in the show room. Read reviews on MCN as well, because they are pretty good.

Even with crash bars, if you drop it, it could take a bashing.

What I will say is, what really helped me on the road, and is the reason why I believe I never came off, is doing a lot of mountain biking over very muddy uneven ground. Because I constantly was experiencing slides and skids, it taught me to constantly feel for the slightest movement and to recognise it, before it happens. And it taught me to recognise the kind of forces that end up bringing you off the bike.

I know the weight is different on a push bike, but mountain biking in the most difficult and muddy conditions is a real help, when on two wheels on a bike: motorised or otherwise.

I guess it would be even better if you could do some off road biking, but not every one can do that (me included).

 



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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Insurance

Yep - it's a lot higher due to all the potential fairing damage for a start.

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

naked

perhaps a fast naked would be a better option then? although if that gets dropped the engine etc will get ruined! because there isnt a fairing to help protect it...

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Custard Tart

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Custard Tart says:

naked

Crash bungs

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

sports bike

crash bungs. haha ther you go saved the fairing and engine. no scratch. tis all gd =) thats y i want a sport one. i want to go at least a little bit fast. and i want it to look good. :biggrin:

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londonangel

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londonangel says:

Insurance..

My Insurance is £160 a year fully comp on my yzf r125 so not too bad at all.

Probably be more for a 17 year old new licence holder though...

ramsey93, I don't think you'll regret it, I certainly don't, it does look good aswell as being a lovely bike to ride!

Good luck!

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

right

so atm it looks like ill be taking my cbt on a not so good bike riding around n training till i can pass my test. and then i shall get the yzf :sunglasses:. is that a plan or what :wink:?

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josh09

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josh09 says:

yzf r 125

I learnt to ride on a yamaha dt50 when i was 16 and at 17 i got a honda varadero and loved it, I could ride it for hours it was so comfortable i would encourage any learner to get a sit up style bike like the varadero or the yam xt 125 is lovely looking bike plus both give you a big bike feel.  hope you enjoy whatever you get.:smile

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

vara

yeah they look okay. how much did you pay for urs and wot year woz it? did u drop it? n if so how much did it cost to repair what lol :)

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