I'm new here, but I've occasionally looked through the MCN website before discovering the forums here.
I've always loved bikes, so I booked a taster session with Get On and since that day I've been hooked. I was going to book my CBT but ended up using that money on driving lessons as it seemed more practical at the time...
So, in this post I'm asking for clarification of the bikes that can be ridden with L plates, and the best learner legal bikes to bridge the gap between the CBT and DAS test. Also, advice on equipment and anti-theft devices.
I was looking at a YZF-R125, but after comparing the price to a 600cc supersport I changed my mind. A friend of mine has always stood by the CBR125, but they look like poo! I understand that you'll only be on a 125 for a few months if you're aiming to progress to bigger bikes, but there has to be cheap [inc. insurance] decent looking bikes with a 125cc engine?
Since my local Hein Gericke store has closed down, I had a little look online for bike gear. The list of equipment is probably overkill, but I'd rather spend a few extra hundreds than wind up paralysed.
- Scorpion Exo-500 Air
- RST Pro Series Leather Jacket
- RST Slice Leather Jeans
- RST Blade II Glove
- Spada ST1 Waterproof Boots
As far as anti-theft devices go, I've put a list together too.
- Oxford Anchor Force Ground Anchor
- Oxford Hardcore XL Chain
- Oxford Mini T Disc Lock
I'm only going by the websites customer reviews, and from what I've seen on insurance quotes. I'm not entirely sure if what I've listed is sufficient and safe.