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What do you want out of biking and where are you going, in 2019?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by The_Abyss, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. The_Abyss


    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I'd agree with all that. It also avoids the common mistake of buying an overly expensive 125 and then selling it 3 months later, either because you don't like biking or because you do and want a bigger bike.
  2. Thecaferacer


    Joined: Feb 3, 2019

    Posts: 747

    Nah go full licence. A 125 is like messing around on a pedalo versus a jet ski, no way to compare the two. Sell your soul and get a big bike.

    My advice is ride as many as you can and see what you like. I grew up on out and out sports bikes but now have 2 modern retros and a sports tourer. I get more joy out of my thruxton than I did my GSXR1000.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  3. Scort


    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    It's entirely up to you mind, but I wouldn't bother with a 125. If you're over 21, or whatever it is for an unrestricted license, and can afford it - just go for a full unrestricted license. Trust me, you'll learn to respect a bike pretty quickly, and if you've been driving for a while, then confidence will come along pretty quickly too.

    Personally I went from zero experience with bikes, to an unrestricted 636 Ninja, then onto a 1000cc R1 :D I did DAS, which I don't think exists any more, as there's a few more hoops to clear these days; but it really was a complete eye opener just how much better a 'big bike' is than a 125. They do everything better, and make your job as a rider much easier, so you get to work on those spidey senses - keeping an eye on all the ****s in cars!

    Whatever you decide, best of luck, and I'm sure you'll love it :)
  4. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 36,551

    Location: Herts

    I think I'll take onboard your comments guys and just go for a big bike once I've done my theory, mod1 and mod2 :)