my CBT at the weekend and looking at buying an HMC Lightning, or maybe something like a Sinnis Apache or Pulse Adrenaline (looked at Yamaha XT125, Kawasaki D-tracker etc but 4-5 years old and well used for the same money). Viewed an HMC Lightning at a dealer a couple of weeks ago and even my dad was impressed by the build quality of it and he's a 16+ years Yamaha man.
I need it for commuting to college as it should save me time and mean I don't have to fight for a seat on the 08:00 train to Liverpool Street every morning, then spent 40 mins every day smelling other people's BO on the Victoria line.
I'm tall, so most 125s like the YBR, YZF, CBR, Zontes etc look like I'm riding a kid's toy bike. The CBF125 is a little better but so dull I can't imagine wanting to walk out the house in the morning and get remotely excited about riding it. So I'm thinking HMC, Sinnis, Pulse supermotos. My dad told me I wouldn't get a sensible answer on here if I asked for opinions as if it's not from Japan Italy Germany or Britain, and is under 400cc, you would sneer at it BUT SOMEONE MUST OWN ONE OR HAVE EXPERIENCE OF ONE?
Please help me out here! My target is to be a bike owner by the end of this month and as it comes in to the warmer weather (hopefully), I can't face being crowded in to the cattle-wagons on my daily commute to college much longer. HMC, Sinnis, Pulse supermotos, if you have got one or know someone who has (but not a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy that hired one on holiday for a hour once) then please tell me your HONEST HONEST OPINION of running these bikes. It's obviously not a forever bike, but I need something I can have fun on for a couple of years before moving up.
Big Tony :)