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CBT in March '24


Birch Vand
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Hi all, 

 

Just saying hello - new to motorcycles, I have my CBT in March, can't wait to get it done and get a bike!

 

Been driving for over 25 years,  just so bored of it,  I've been thinking of learning to ride for a while, for commuting, for fun,  for fun- commuting and all other reasons people ride a motorbike.

 

Based in Worcestershire,  

 

Hello!

Paul

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11 hours ago, bonio said:

Hi Paul. Welcome in.

What are your plans? CBT and then ride a 125? Or CBT and then DAS?

Geoff

Hi Geoff,  thanks for the welcome. 

I'll probably ride a 125cc for a while,  until I'm really comfortable,  then work up to the full licence. Not in a rush though, although I can get a nice 125cc to start,  then I'd need to save to get a decent bigger bike. 

Cheers, 

Paul 

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5 hours ago, Birch Vand said:

Not in a rush though, although I can get a nice 125cc to start,  then I'd need to save to get a decent bigger bike. 

If you get yourself a decent secondhand Japanese bike, you'll get your money back and perhaps even a tad more when you come to sell it on.

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7 minutes ago, bonio said:

If you get yourself a decent secondhand Japanese bike, you'll get your money back and perhaps even a tad more when you come to sell it on.

Good shout, I think I'll go that way - I was thinking of getting a Lexmoto, or maybe a Mutt, Herald or Bullit, but I think I can stretch to Yamaha XSR, much  better quality and still looks "cool". Ultimately I'd like to go for one of the Royal Enfield 650s or a Triumph when I get properly licensed. 

First things first though,  I'll get some good quality gear,  in the ATGATT spirit!

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13 hours ago, RideWithStyles said:

NO TO ALL OF THEM BEFORE YOU SAID YAMAHA- just FFS DONT DO IT!!! those afterwards are ok.

No worries, makes perfect sense. As far as I can tell they are basically the same cheap Chinese built bikes,  just with some cosmetic differences. I've seen some decent reviews for some of them, but the only really quality one I've mentioned is the Yamaha,  and there are plenty around.  A Royal Enfield/Triumph/ something else a bit bigger will be for a year or two down the line,  at least

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yes that is correct.

poor designs, poor parts, poor supply issues, poor dealer back up etc etc just look at all the pitstop treads... then you get an idea.

 

just a good used proper brand bike will serve well and cost less in any run.

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5 hours ago, Birch Vand said:

No worries, makes perfect sense. As far as I can tell they are basically the same cheap Chinese built bikes,  just with some cosmetic differences. I've seen some decent reviews for some of them, but the only really quality one I've mentioned is the Yamaha,  and there are plenty around.  A Royal Enfield/Triumph/ something else a bit bigger will be for a year or two down the line,  at least

Just watch on here for the my lexmoto won't run or. My liinglong xe rstpvr XR 125e dissolved in the rain posts......

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All good stuff; I'm pretty set on Yamaha XSR 125. A cheap bike is probably going to be false economy, even if it's got an old British name on it. Bit like Sports Direct shoving Dunlop or Lonsdale badges on all sorts of tat!

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