What's people's thoughts?

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  1. 21 Mar 2020 at 7:26 PM #1
    jordie

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    Hi motorcycling cutters!

    I've recently been learning to ride, have done my CBT and theory test and I've been doing my MOD 1 training which I was comfortable with so went ahead and booked the test, it's now been cancelled because of what's happening in the world. GOV website says no driving tests for 3 months at least. So June before I can do it by the looks of things, really wanted to get through before summer but is what it is and not a lot I can do about it!

    Would you get a 125 and get some experience in the meantime?I know first world problems and all that but I've been really excited about getting on a bike this year.

    What's people's thoughts?
     
  2. 21 Mar 2020 at 8:11 PM #2
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    I’d say if you really wanted to get on one sooner rather than later and you can afford to do so (with the obvious going on I mean), then you might as well get a 125, get some road experience on such at a time when the roads might be a bit more quiet and therefore enjoyable?! :thumbsup2:
     
  3. 26 Mar 2020 at 3:49 AM #3
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    I would agree with the above in the present circumstances (or at least when the restrictions end, if there's time!).
    Experience is everything on a bike, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Agree with the above also. Makes sense
     
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    Sorry Op but you should not be riding anywhere ATM as riding for leisure is banned under present legislation.
     
  6. 27 Mar 2020 at 8:34 AM #6
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    Thanks for the input guys, my first post was before the restrictions came into force, the motorcycling dream will have to wait until after this, :( keep safe everyone.
     
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    I’ve heard of too many young/inexperienced people have accidents went going over to two wheels I’ve always recommended starting at 125 for at least a year if not 2!! Then work your way up I.e 250cc,600cc see how that feels then either a 750/1000cc I did jump from 250-1000 but I had the 250 for 3- 4 years and another 250 enduro for 2 years,also a 50 for 2years before so I had 8 years experience on bikes before getting on a big bike :)
     
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    My first bike was a Honda CBR 600RR, I had the bike 7 years and I’m so glad I got the bike I wanted and progressed on it rather than changing my bike every 6 months as I got better.
    Everyone’s riding ability is different but if you’re on a big bike, you do need to respect the power. Once you’re fairly confident, the best thing you can do is a track day. Not to race or to set lap times but going around a track in the novice group will really teach you how to control the bike (and how well the bike will slow down when you’re hard on the brakes)

    If there’s a bike you’ve got your mind set on and it’s not a BMW S1000RR or something silly fast and you’ve got self control, get it.
     

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