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m4rt86

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m4rt86 says:

trying to choose my 1st bike

Hi was wondering if anyone can help I am a new rider trying to find a 125cc cruiser to get around on but the ones I have seen are really small I play rugby and im 6,3 and 17st so want something that my knees are not higher than the tank and will get my big ass up hills :p

so far I have found:

daelim 125cc evolution

jinlun 125cc jl 2007

gilera cougar

anyone reccomend any of these or another bike??

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

First bike

With your height and build the last thing you want is a cruiser.  Look for a trials bike as not only will you find it more comfortable but also easier to live with.

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m4rt86

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m4rt86 says:

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Thanks but trials bikes hurt my wrist's for some reason so my instructor recommended a cruiser but the problem is im too big for them may just skip the 125cc route but I would rather do it to get some decent time and experience on the roads before taking the big bike test

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vGOLLUMv

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vGOLLUMv says:

1st bike choice

you could try the derbi cross city very good bike brilliant review and video on mcn which is why i got one,

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dayle14gb

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dayle14gb says:

See my picture

Have you considered the KTM Duke 125 (see my picture)? I'm 6'1 and 16st and the KTM feels perfect! Very good looking street fighter look, very good fuel economy, very reliable, and a very nice sound! It does come with a price tag that reflects it's positives but to me- it is the perfect all rounder!

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dayle14gb

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dayle14gb says:

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Have you considered the KTM Duke 125 (see my picture)? I'm 6'1 and 16st and the KTM feels perfect! Very good looking street fighter look, very good fuel economy, very reliable, and a very nice sound! It does come with a price tag that reflects it's positives but to me- it is the perfect all rounder!

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Trials

And the supermoto class which is what you'd really want should place the least pressure on your wrists with sports bikes creating the most issues.


There are two possibles - one, you have a problem with lack of flexibility in your wrists or something like de quervain's tenosynovitis, carpel tunnel, etc.

The second and most likely problem is that you're not riding in the correct position and you have an instructor who doesn't seem to care about correcting this.

The correct position is simple - relax your shoulders, relax your arms, drop your elbows down so your forearms are parallel to the road surface and don't grip the bars too hard. You should be able to flap your arms like a demented chicken at any point. Most learners will tense up which means their wrists will hurt unless you get taught properly what to do regarding body position.

A cruiser is just.... it's... well..... can we convince you that a cruiser is just not for you? Or pretty much anyone who rides on UK roads?

Actually, the supermotos should have seats which allow you to move forward and back allowing you to get the best position for you or the style of riding you're adopting at the time.

The KTM Duke is also a good bike as above.

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domster

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domster says:

Riding positions

A cruiser position is comfortable provided rear suspension is good quality & doesn't aim shocks at your spine. A back rest is also required, you wouldn't drive a car with no seat back? Alternatively fit higher bars to any bike.

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m4rt86

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m4rt86 says:

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really set on getting a cruiser I think just prefer the look and ride position just awkward finding a big 125 my wrists I think maybe carpel tunnel due to the gym, also my mate also wants a 125cc but he is nearly 20st would it get him up hills? haha we live in wales so steep hills everywhere.

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