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traxdata12

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traxdata12 says:

125 or full license straight away...

Hi

I completed my CBT in September. Now I am weighing up whether to buy a cheap 125 runaround or use the money to complete Modules 1 and 2 for my full bike license.

 As money is tight and this isnt a priority I am trying to figure out what route to take.

a) get a 125 for a years experience. Looked at lexmoto 125xtr but given what I have read I may as well spend half the money around £700 on a used Honda CBF. Gain experience and confidence. Get some cheapish gear.

b)or use the money as above and but do my modules then still have a while to wait before getting a bigger bike and better kit.

what do people generally do, go straight to big bike? or work their way up? I suspect it is a confidence thing - which is why I am leaning towards a 125.....

Advice appreciated from experienced riders out there, thanks muchly!

 

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traxdata12

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traxdata12 says:

hey....anyone

anyone anything to offer?

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

125 Vs licence

My first inclination would be to go with the 125 for a year,  but given they are always dicking around with the test, maybe you'd be better off going with that while you can.

After all, you can save money on insurance with a full licence indefinitely (having a full one for longer means cheaper rates for many years to come), and you'll be in position to get a bigger bike that much sooner as circumstances allow.

Personally, I worked up from quite a while on a small bike, and got the full licence right away, but that's mainly because I couldn't afford anything else.

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traxdata12

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traxdata12 says:

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I'm not so fussed at the changing of the tests - recent changes dont affect me anyway as I'm 30. I think the more I think about it the more I should just jump on a 125 if anything for confidence sake!

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

125s

Sure,  as long as you're not in some great hurry, spending a while on a 125 will teach you a heck of a lot more about the road, and the way bikes fit into traffic, than struggling to come to terms with a heavy bike.

When you're really good and ready to move on, you'll know, and there's no hurry to hit that point.  Good luck mate.

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Jesus

so differant in my day. got to say a 125 is better than no bike at all. how ever long its for. get the 125

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