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Simon Patterson  says:

Staff Blog: First long ride (and in the sun, too!)

It seems I couldn’t have picked a better time to finally get out on two wheels! The sun’s beaming down, I’m sitting in the press office at Snetterton, and the little Yamaha R125 is parked outside. I’ve made my first decent length run on it to get here, knocking back the 70 miles from Peterborough in just under an hour and...

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Feb 09

Posts: 4758

philehidiot says:


nod to anything on two wheels with a motor unless I'm busy with other things like traffic. If you're still having neck problems look at your helmet. Some are designed for upright bikes and aerodynamically aren't as well suited to sports riding positions, hence why Shark do two versions of their top range lid - one for upright and one for sports riding positions.

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Sep 09

Posts: 886

Rogerborg says:

Super, a nod thread

I give a jaunty wave to everyone, including the chavviest of pedbois. But really, if you spunk £4.5K on a plastic fantastic 11kW 125, you should expect a bit of eye rolling to go with your nods.

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Nov 12

Posts: 11

JackSwatman says:


I'm currently on a 'supermoto' style 50cc and receive nods from bikers off all kinds; sports, cruisers, peds etc. I have my theory test booked and will be doing my practicals shortly after when I'm 17, please update us in your next blog.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2465

Piglet2010 says:

Meanwhile in the Colonies

Most of the people who do not wave* back are on Harley-Davidsons - mostly white collar professionals playing at being 1% MC members.  But I do get a lot more return waves from the H-D crowd when I am on the Bonnie (and even the TW200) than on the Dullsville, Ninja 250, or NHX110.


*An advantage of riding on the right.

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Dec 12

Posts: 7

garethpn says:


I nod all the time... can't help it... damn potholes!

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Aug 02

Posts: 79

davetrousers says:

Tail tidy

That bike is crying out for a tail tidy.

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Apr 09

Posts: 46

deaks25 says:

L-Plate Snobbery

With my L-Plates still recent in my memory I can say from experience taht I do think that most bikers assume any bike adorned with L-Plates is being ridden by a snotty teenager making a holigan of themselves & it makes me very sad as a 125 ridder is no less a 'proper' biker than anyone else (My machine has to suffer 15,000 miles a year!) & in fact most L-Plated blikes I see on my regular commute use their bikes everyday, more so than big bikers.

Usually big bike commuters learn who the regualr commuters are & offer nods but most don't straight away.

Hint for anyone whose first assumption is that it's just a school child on that L-Plated machine; most 125's are used longer into winter than anything else, because it's either that or the bus!

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