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partsbin

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partsbin says:

Not really a new rider

Hi,


Not really a new rider.
Got my bike licence back in '92.
Last rode a bike in 2000.

Previous bikes were ratty and not fast - KMX 200 and R75/7.

Thinking about getting an old BMW GS.
I have seen some great low mileage ones from 1995 onwards.

I assume I can ride one with my current licence?

Given it has been so long want to go on a proper refresher course.

My time spent riding a bike (mostly in London) has served me very well driving a car. Made me a better driver and saved me from a few accidents. 

Also pretty fit as have spent many years riding bicycles both on and off road.

So, any tips welcome & viewpoints welcome.

Is a GS too much to take on in terms of weight, power and speed?

Thanks.

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AdieR

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Posts: 3071

AdieR says:

Firstly

do check insurance on anything you fancy - i think 2 years is the cut-off point (after which, insurers consider you a newbie again).

What type of use / what roads are you planning using it on? If you're in town a lot, a big, hefty bike might be awkward and clumsy, on the other hand if you're doing a fair distance / m-way commuting, some grunt and a decent screen / fairing will be useful.

What budget are you looking at?



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