Hi guys, TSR noob here, just wanted some advice on my (potential) bike situation.
First off, the stats:
No Bike experience at all
Own a driving License & Car
Ok, so here's the plan:
Take my A2 (I think) restricted license now (CBT, Theory, both Modules)
Do not buy a bike for two years (when the 33bhp restriction is up) and then buy a 600 'big' bike. I would restrict the bike for a bit until I get used to the handling/weight etc, then take it off and let rip?
What do you think? I've had every point of view imaginable from the "you're f***ing crazy" to the "that's exactly what I did but I bought a 1000cc".
Pros: Won't have to waste money on a 'small' bike such as a 125 only to get bored of it in a few months
Can use the 2 years to save up enough money for my dream 600
Will be able to take part in various additional post-test training or 'refresher' sessions to keep me in the swing of things
The test is only going to get harder/more expensive so take it now while I have the money/time
Cons: Jumping straight on a big bike is a bit risky
Riding may get "rusty" within the two year period
Insurance at 20 with no experience on a 600 will be extortionate(?)
Obviously as I do not ride it's hard to say whether I'd be totally out of my depth or if it's feasible (safely). Let me just make it clear I'm not a little boy racer who just wants the fastest thing on the road, I have been into cars and bikes ever since I can remember and currently own a relatively high powered car so I wouldn't be getting a bike just to be "cool" or whatever, it's a personal thing I've always wanted to do!
Thanks for any comments in advance!