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Will
27-09-09, 01:09 AM
Hi, i was wondering what are some decent motorbikes for beginners and if you could list some down, it would be great and how much should be spent on your first bike?

thanks :mrgreen:

Taz_
27-09-09, 06:58 AM
Honda VTR250 $4,500 + for a low mileage bike in top condition.

danielb
27-09-09, 09:53 AM
suzuki gs500 - around same price as vtr250 but bigger engine

There are so many options. It depends on what type of bike you want and how much you want to spend basically

Kikkoman
27-09-09, 11:40 AM
http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=11556&highlight=learner

blackster
05-10-09, 10:34 PM
http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=11556&highlight=learner

Some of the bikes mentioned in that thread are not LAMS approved.

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/motorcycleridertrainingscheme/motorcyclesnoviceriders.html

DR-JEKL
05-10-09, 10:57 PM
For a bigger bloke the GS500F is a good option ;)

Will
06-10-09, 02:04 AM
cbr125r's look very nice

i think i might consider one of thoses :mrgreen:

JDMryda
06-10-09, 01:51 PM
Suzuki Sfv650... I have one and i love it, does not look like a learners bike...

haikii
06-10-09, 09:39 PM
Honda VTR250 $4,500 + for a low mileage bike in top condition.

this.

Will
06-10-09, 10:05 PM
my height is 180cms, will i even fit a 125r? LOL

joebloyo
06-10-09, 11:08 PM
nah you'll look stupid

fit more of an suzuki gs or the kimchi hyo

Will
08-10-09, 02:07 AM
CBR250RR's are just too old and i don't really want one of thoses.

ras
10-10-09, 09:57 PM
CBR250RR's are just too old and i don't really want one of thoses.

they may be a bit old but they hammer pretty hard. My cbr250rr leaves my friends VTR250 for dust, and I mean its not even close, nowhere near the same power.

plus the handling at anything +40kms/hr is much better on a CBR than a VTR, feels a lot more stable. however, the VTR is really good for very slow turning (eg doing the P's test).

Best advice I can give is make sure you have the bike checked out thoroughly, I bought my CBR without having it fully checked and it had enough problems that I could have almost bought a brand new ninja250 for the money it ended up costing me in the end. runs perfect now though :mrgreen:

Rkds
10-10-09, 10:27 PM
Regarding learner bikes obviously the learner license needs to be acquired.

Is the course actually 2 days?
and with no riding experience will I pass?

I ride a bmx, and I have good motor skills lol.

*an2
10-10-09, 11:22 PM
its actually two 3.5hr sessions i think ..

lol's i guess if you know how to use the clutch and have good balance i guess you could pass pretty easily ..

in one of my sessions a guy dropped his bike in front of me whilst going round a bend , lols ..

Rkds
10-10-09, 11:40 PM
fark that would be scary,
Can't wait to go do it.
Mum is letting my cousin buy me a bike though :(.

@*an2 that dp is hot with the skateboard :)

Rob86
11-10-09, 03:51 PM
if you like the honda 125 have you checked out the aprilia rs 125?

i'm tall and found those to be reasonably comfy for a little bike and they are light and fun.

benxxx
12-10-09, 09:54 AM
Yeah I'm 6 foot and the RS125 was fine size wise for me, the handling and braking is awesome too

danielb
12-10-09, 09:58 AM
RS125's are awesome, cant even compare the CBR125 to one. Prob not the best option if you're just going to be commuting on it, but they are awesome fun out on a decent road

benxxx
12-10-09, 10:03 AM
I used to commute on my NSR, it was awesome fun, sucked if I ever stalled it with kick start only though hahaha

2T FTW

Will
13-10-09, 11:04 AM
i've decided that i might be buying a Kawasaki NINJA 250R :mrgreen:

cvlr
13-10-09, 12:42 PM
a 250rr to learn on. ive seen too many ppl stack it on their new ninja 250r.

tai9a
14-10-09, 02:21 AM
i loved my fzr250.. fun to ride and quite reliable.

mako
14-10-09, 08:25 PM
20year old bike... find a reliable cbr250RR (<$4500) .. parts readily available.. its in high demand therefor retains price. You wont lose out on resale. and they look good for its age.

And ignore what the odemeter says, as its all bs.

Its fun aswell. Dont buy an inline CBR125. You'd bin it just to upgrade..

Rob86
14-10-09, 09:39 PM
cbr250rr's have to be the most overrated bike ever...

jdmsinister
18-10-09, 11:04 PM
RS125's are awesome, cant even compare the CBR125 to one. Prob not the best option if you're just going to be commuting on it, but they are awesome fun out on a decent road

but the rs125 is almost double the price of a cbr125r so if it isnt better than a cbr why bother even buying an aprilia. you get what you pay for end of the day learners will end up dropping it and CBR250rrs are holding their value because not much competitive 250s out. Hyosung GT250rs have poor build and reviews and the kawasaki 250rs are only new i personally am not a big fan of kawasaki.