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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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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

lol

:laugh:
im thinking about a DT perhaps. or somehting quick n cheap enough to repair if it all goes wrong

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

honda C90...

it's near impossible to drop one of them and if you do the leg shields are made of bendy plastic,not the brittle modern stuff.

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Gingemk1

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Gingemk1 says:

ybr

you could try the yamaha ybr. lovely little thing, more towards the cruiser side of things but amazing to ride and sounds good too. really comfy little machine:)

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

ybr

yeaaa i dont like the ybr. far too slow and grandadish for me :tongue:

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

lol

hmm.... no thanks lol:sleep:

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Gingemk1

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Gingemk1 says:

ybr

good point, well made. if any yamaha, has to be a yzf...

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ramsey93

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ramsey93 says:

dragstar

is just not for a 17 year old . its more for those who are about 40-50 nd think they're still in the 70s - 80's
its a LAME excuse for a 125cc motorbike.

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RoadieRoger

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RoadieRoger says:

Best 125cc for Learner

You`ve had plenty of suggestions for suitable machines ramsey93 ! Two important things to consider are what will it cost to insure or even if they will insure you on it and will it fit you ? If you are nearing 6ft tall you would look silly on a small 125 like the ybr and cg and would have a problem on a race replica too ! Then the Motard type would be more suitable .I would have thought that for learning and passing the test a race rep. would be less easy because of a restricted lock and crouched posture . As an example my son who is just under 6ft tall bought a nearly new Superbyke RMR 125 Motard type for just over £1000 and after he`d used it to get experience ,he sold it to the first of 12 people clamouring to buy it for not much less than he paid for it ! Don`t automatically write off the best of the Chinese bikes , the Sinnis ones are Suzuki based . As pointed out a minor off on YZR would be costly , whereas there would be plenty of spares for a YBR or CG as they have been around a fair time and the spares availability would be good .Whatever you get ,please take it easy until you have built up your confidence and experience .With luck you will still be riding into your 70`s like I`m managing to do ! For- Sale sites at MCN and Motorcycle Trader are good places to look !

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steve.g

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steve.g says:

ramsey93

get a restored rd125 twin with expansion chambers from 79/80ish

 

white with red speedblock colours... and easy piss on yzf125...

 

if you fit best narrow tyres available.

 

 

two stroke yes...but i know what people will be looking at amongst a plethora of latest plasic single droners.

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Meaty79

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Meaty79 says:

Best 125 for learner

The best bike for you is what you are comfy on. Forget what other people think of the bike just go around the shops sit on some different types of bikes (don't rule out mx or supermoto styles you might like it) and then decide which is the best 125 for you.

 

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