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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?
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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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After a pretty miserable year for many reasons I finally got through my bike test in August. I've been thoroughly enjoying riding a motorcycle and only wish it's something i'd done earlier, I decided not to get a 125cc in the end and with passing my direct access I bought the bike I wanted and so pleased I did! Here she is anyway, triumph Street triple RX.

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Just as an FYI been a biker for 8 years now and you don't really learn anything much on a 125 to carry over to big bikes. It's like practicing playing table tennis ready for Wimbledon. A mid engine naked is a great starting point if old enough to ride one after doing your test.
 

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How are you finding it mate? Have you got many miles in yet
 

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How are you finding it mate? Have you got many miles in yet

I'm absolutely loving it to be honest! I've managed about 1500 miles so far, just looking forward to some nicer weather. Thoroughly enjoying just wobbling about on my own at my own pace, there's a lot to learn when moving over to motorcycles but every day is a school day and you're never too old to learn something new.
 

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I'm absolutely loving it to be honest! I've managed about 1500 miles so far, just looking forward to some nicer weather. Thoroughly enjoying just wobbling about on my own at my own pace, there's a lot to learn when moving over to motorcycles but every day is a school day and you're never too old to learn something new.
Sounds good, you’ve got the right idea go at your own pace and enjoy the ride. I’ve only managed about 500 miles so far this year roads are still salty round here and it’s still cold when your on the move lol. Itching to get some sunny warm dry miles in
 

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100 percent agree with what other have said on here.

i would get some actual road time experience and get to understand what sort of rider you are. The more seat time you have the better you will be.
 

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