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bluestoth89

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bluestoth89 says:

Advice on my first bike (please)

Hi,


I am sure these topics can get a bit tedious but I would be very grateful for any advice. 

I passed my test in August last year, I have had limit riding since then as have been looking to change my job and other boring stuff I won't talk about. BUT I am finally going to buy my first proper bike this weekend and am bloody excited.

I have three options that are available at my local used dealer. Firstly

2000 Yamaha Thundercat.

2001 Yamaha R6.

2001 Honda CBRf 600.

I have always thought of myself as a Honda guy but the two Yamahas are looking for interesting options at the moment. Would love to hear any ones thoughts, especially if you think all options are the wrong ones!

Also if anyone can recommend a good brand for reasonably priced gear or a online store that would be brilliant. 

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Dabbsy

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Dabbsy says:

First bike

If you can furnish us with some more details by reading through the sticky post 'Buyer's checklist" at the top of this forum... then we can help you more....

Chris

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/community/Forums/Categories/Topic/?&topic-id=433358

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bluestoth89

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bluestoth89 says:

First bike

Hi Chris,


Thanks for the response.

My budget is 2-3,000. Looks like I will end up around £2,500. I passed my test a year a go and have had a bout 2 weeks worth of riding since then. As a nipper did motocross for about 2 years. My mileage on the bike will be a bit of a mix, some days commute but mainly Sunday riding and the odd evening.
Thanks again

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tommyzoom85

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tommyzoom85 says:

First bike

Hi there they are all good bikes but the honda would be the best one for you as your first bike its easy to ride comfy and a great bike all round

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bluestoth89

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bluestoth89 says:

First Bike - Honda

Hi Tommy,


Thanks for your advice, I think that is the one I am swaying towards.. will post a picture of which ever bike I end up with soon!
Thanks again

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