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    Anyone had any experience on this bike?

    I've been on an SR125 which is quite similar so I was thinking of getting the new 2007 model YBR as my first bike. Good or bad? What do you people in the know think?

    Any other 125 models you would recommend?

    Bearing in mind a new YBR is £1999 incl. 1 year free insurance, I don't really want to spend any more than that.
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    All I want it for is zipping around the city. Very little/no motorway usage.

    My bf and I will probably get a bigger bike after uni.

    Also, I can't really get a 400 new, too expensive.
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    (Original post by iTalya)
    All I want it for is zipping around the city. Very little/no motorway usage.

    My bf and I will probably get a bigger bike after uni.

    Also, I can't really get a 400 new, too expensive.
    Is having it new a necessity? Maybe getting a bigger bike restricted is a better plan so it can be taken off at a later date (Is that possible?) and you needn't buy a faster/bigger engined bike.

    The Yamaha is a nice bike though, basing my opinion solely on looks there.

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    Im in a similar position, would like a bike to zip to an from uni in september (about 30 miles on the motorway, but dual carriageways are an option)..not sure whether to get a 125 or restrict a bigger bike. What bigger bikes restrict well that you could reccomend? Looking to pay less than £1500 (preferably about £1200).

    Also I heard that many people drop their bike (whether at 4 or 40 mph) in their 1st couple of years so there's an argument for getting a smaller cheaper bike before upgrading after experience has been gained...what do you think?
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    Also I heard that many people drop their bike (whether at 4 or 40 mph) in their 1st couple of years so there's an argument for getting a smaller cheaper bike before upgrading after experience has been gained...what do you think?
    I think the key thing is not to go all out and get an expensive bike as your first. The best thing to do is start with a decent second hand bike. Every biker crashes, nothing more to it. However, the most dangerous periods are right at the beginning (just as you start to drive) and two years after you have started (confidence). Keep in mind you may not crash for the first 10 years you drive, but guaranteed to eventually, sadly :rolleyes: .

    I suggest starting on bike that is not too heavy. To be honest, just try to get what you can for the best deal. Keep looking and I'm sure you will find a bike that is suddenly a good deal. However, when you buy a second hand bike, make sure it's been fully serviced etc.

    As far as the YBR125, if you can find a nice second hand one, go for it. Nice bike for starting.
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    The YBR second hand works out same price as a new one because with a new one I get free insurance + helmet, jacket and gloves...
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    Also bear in mind you'll be able to re-sell it for more too...where are you planning to get it from? I see you live in Surrey..would be nice if it was from near there cos I start uni there in September!
 
 
 
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