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    What bike to get after a scooter?

    Looking to take it up a notch having just got my bike license

    So whats a good starter proper motorbike?

    Which makes a lot of noise

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    What are you going to do with the bike.

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    I take it from your posts that you're a bit overweight and about 2 Luigi's in height?

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    I've a Ducati Monster 796 up for sale if you're interested.


    Though for a little pink novice as yourself, the Yammy MT-03, 321cc twin is a fun little mover.

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    10-speed?...

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    If you've ridden bikes before, an er-6n (650cc) is nice and basic. But go for the 2012-2016 model. The new one is hideous looking.

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    Mate, first up, what's your riding style?

    Do you imagine yourself to be a 'Boy Racer'


    Honda CBR 250

    or

    A laid back throttle twister?



    Honda Phantom



    'Noise' comes from after market pipes/mufflers.

    A 'V Twin' gives a cracking sound ... but then you are getting into Big Bikes. Say 400cc +


    There was a guy on here recently had a bike for sale ... if I can find it I'll post the link.

    EDIT:- http://teakdoor.com/classifieds-help...g-th-sale.html (Leaving TH Sale) link says sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    If you've ridden bikes before, an er-6n (650cc) is nice and basic.
    This is an extremely logical post and I would agree.

    Also pretty cheap & local parts are abundant.

    I like the single bar frame and these bikes look great as a street fighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Mate, first up, what's your riding style?







    Honda Phantom




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    I can see Dilly riding around on a Phantom 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Mate, first up, what's your riding style?

    Do you imagine yourself to be a 'Boy Racer'


    Honda CBR 250

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    I don't think you'd be a boy racer on a CBR250.

    For starters they were replaced with the CBR300 a few years ago.

    You wouldn't be a boy racer on one of them either.

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    ^ Minty ... there really just the two main styles of bikes.

    Weight on the wrists, upper body supported through the arms and shoulders, lower helmet height ... the cafe' racer or 'boy racer' style.

    or

    The ride through the seat of your pants weight through your spine, onto your bum, seat in the seat, feet up 'laid back' style.

    Not many styles in between.


    Now, has the CBR 250 been replaced?

    Well, I'd suggest to a guy who is transitioning from a Scooter to a 'Real' bike, NOT to buy new as it will scrape, rattle and roll a few times in the learning process.


    But, what would I know, except that I used to earn my living riding bikes as a Courier, in London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    first up, what's your riding style?
    Baggy shorts,legs open

    I dont wanna be jumping on a 1000cc or 500 for that matterI was thinking (cough)CBR 150.

    Although I saw one the other day online that looked nice........

    I will try and explain it. Its black with a little saddle for one and is probably whats referred to as a cruiser. . I think it had a 300 cc engine and is quite a new model.

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    ^ Gayyyyy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    first up, what's your riding style?
    Baggy shorts,legs open

    I dont wanna be jumping on a 1000cc or 500 for that matterI was thinking (cough)CBR 150.

    Although I saw one the other day online that looked nice........

    I will try and explain it. Its black with a little saddle for one and is probably whats referred to as a cruiser. . I think it had a 300 cc engine and is quite a new model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I dont wanna be jumping on a 1000cc or 500 for that matterI was thinking (cough)CBR 150.
    For real though - er6n is a very reasonable learners bike.

    CBR 150 is a scooter with a clutch & some gears.

    You could get a Wave & add a clutch lever + a couple cc's and you're there already.

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    You're a fan of the bobber style bike?

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    ^^ EDIT ...

    Looks good. Water cooled. No Pillion Seat, so no passengers?
    Could be an option?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    first up, what's your riding style?
    Baggy shorts,legs open

    I dont wanna be jumping on a 1000cc or 500 for that matterI was thinking (cough)CBR 150.

    Although I saw one the other day online that looked nice........

    I will try and explain it. Its black with a little saddle for one and is probably whats referred to as a cruiser. . I think it had a 300 cc engine and is quite a new model.
    Mate, get the bike that you feel the most comfortable with.

    I've never felt gay riding any bike. Some are 'Fun', not so hard core, but, like a lovely Lassie ... always a good 'Ride'.

    Just to ask one thing ... buy some gloves ... even the finger-less leather types.
    The reason being is that it's human nature that, when you are falling, it's our natural instinct to throw our arms out to break the fall.
    They will come in contact first, so a good start in protecting yourself.

    That Honda Phantom above is only 200 cc.

    Good luck with it and enjoy the Ride.

    Memory Lane for me ... my second bike ...


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    from a rider with 50 years experience, I would suggest a secondhand jap bike around 250CC if you are heavy a 150CC will not be adequate. Also after a few months when you get a bit of experience you will find a 150CC a bit limiting. Get a 250CC and that should keep you satisfied for a year or 2. when you get some motorcycle handling experience under your belt you can look at a bigger bike. Don't make the mistake of many dead riders who combine overpowered with under experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow
    from a rider with 50 years experience
    My opinion differs. Ive been riding & driving since I was a pup. First bike was a 50cc auto that I had to "lean-start" off a tree.

    Full grown adult male, a bit overweight and about 2 luigis tall:

    Get a 500 or 650cc midsize bike.

    Anything less is a fooking scooter.

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    Don't get the Phantom (tryhard wanabe cruiser gutless POS).

    I'm not too proud to admit, I'm in the same boat as Dill (now there's some weird imagery for ya..

    Mostly ridden a scooter in Thailand... much to the contempt of my mates, was going to purchase a Kawasaki Ninja 650cc (or thereabouts) but came back to NZ (family emergency, Nana was Ill)..

    My mates had big bikes, Hyabusa (SP) I could ride it, felt like the Terminator - from that moment, I totally understood why they all loved bikes (and couldn't give a toss about cars)...

    Once I get settled in Japan, I will look at buying a proper bike... would be awesome to tour around Jappers...

    er-6n (650cc) as Lu recommended, would be a good starter bike... a Ninja 650cc, or a CBR... maybe a baby Duke/Monster, if ya wana be flash...

    Mine would be a sports bike... fook the homos on their Hogs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    Kawasaki Ninja 650cc
    For clarity:

    This is basically an er6n with additional plastic to make it a "Ninja"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    Once I get settled in Japan, I will look at buying a proper bike...
    Some weird 400cc rules in japan , i believe.

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    ^ aw fook.. there goes my dream.. serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Perfect if you are going to tootle around in shorts. BTW skateboard/rollerblade knee and elbow pads are cheap.

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