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    Just thinking if i should learn...:confused: a couple of questions

    1) is it as dangerous as everybody says (including my parents)

    2) How easy is it to drive one?

    4) What was the cost of your first motorbike?

    And just general comments? thx :yes:

    NB: somewhere i heard the age of riding a motorbike is 21 :eek3: true or not?
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    Im still alive after 3 years, my uncle is 45 and hes still alive 25 years after gettting on a bike, my grandparents (all 4) are still alive, and my father is also still alive. and my aunt.... No major accidents, my fathers been hit twice by 2 cars, both cars at fault, my uncles crashes have been through his own stupidity, and i nearly got hit by a car turning right and not looking. But i wouldnt say they are really dangerous, you need common sense and to think as if they are all out to kill you and you should be fine

    They are a lot of fun.

    You need balance to ride one. You have a front brake and throttle in one hand, and a clutch in the other and a brake with your foot. I managed to pass my test a week after getting on a bike for the first time.

    First bike was 700£ a 400cc bike, my bf;s was £550 for a 250cc bike. Insurance was about 500£ TPFT

    Gear allow 50£ for jacket, £30 gloves, £50 helmet then you should get boots and protective trousers (http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo/2...rousers/Tech-7)


    You do your cbt for a moped at 16,

    At 17 you can do a cbt and ride uup to 125cc with Lplates, or go onto your bike test, and be restricted to 33bhp for 2 years then ride what you like

    At 21 you do your cbt and DAS and ride what you like

    (for either test you also need your theory test)
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    You missed question 3.
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    (Original post by Adamski91)
    You missed question 3.
    :woo: Well done you passed the test! We at MI5 would like to off you a job! Now, if you just jump through the burning ring of fire and wade through the shark tank, we can sort out a salary and dental care and you can get you first free machine gun (bullets not included) :yes:
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    You do your cbt for a moped at 16,

    At 17 you can do a cbt and ride uup to 125cc with Lplates, or go onto your bike test, and be restricted to 33bhp for 2 years then ride what you like

    At 21 you do your cbt and DAS and ride what you like

    (for either test you also need your theory test)
    Yeah im kinda stupid, but whats a cbt (something bike test?) :p:
    You know any websites for all this information? (not that i dont trust your information, parents might want some source :P)

    Thx a lot! Only helpful person so far
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    If you do a google search or go to your local bike shop they can give you the information

    I do feel like a parrot sometimes, just a quick search on google, or on this forum ive written it so many times

    http://www.best-motorcycle-informati...otorcycle.html
    http://www.begin-motorcycling.co.uk/
    http://www.dsa.gov.uk/Category.asp?cat=402


    Compulsary basic training, it lasts 2 years then you redo it
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    Just thinking if i should learn...:confused: a couple of questions

    1) is it as dangerous as everybody says (including my parents)

    2) How easy is it to drive one?

    4) What was the cost of your first motorbike?

    And just general comments? thx :yes:

    NB: somewhere i heard the age of riding a motorbike is 21 :eek3: true or not?
    For the age thing it all depends on the power of the bike.

    They are not dangerous if you drive well and respect the road and the law (sorry to sound boring).

    They are fun to drive but its not to bad learn.

    The cheapest I saw is about 1000. I dont have one yet tho.
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    And for your parents http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...peds/index.htm
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    i had a yamaha tzr 125r 08-09 r.i.p

    1) i crashed the 1st day after getting my insurance lol .FAIL! but i did my cbt in nov and got the insurance in feb. so hadnt ridden in 4 months. and a cbt is only a day thing so meh.

    2) hardr to drive, i felt less in controll as wind and bumps in road is more of a factor.

    4) i got it for 750 but its worth 1200-1300


    When i get the money im going to buy another bike without a doubt.
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    If you do a google search or go to your local bike shop they can give you the information

    I do feel like a parrot sometimes, just a quick search on google, or on this forum ive written it so many times

    http://www.best-motorcycle-informati...otorcycle.html
    http://www.begin-motorcycling.co.uk/
    http://www.dsa.gov.uk/Category.asp?cat=402


    Compulsary basic training, it lasts 2 years then you redo it
    sorry, i really feel bad...next time i promise, you will never become a bird again :p:
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    (Original post by Oh snap!)
    i had a yamaha tzr 125r 08-09 r.i.p

    1) i crashed the 1st day after getting my insurance lol .FAIL! but i did my cbt in nov and got the insurance in feb. so hadnt ridden in 4 months. and a cbt is only a day thing so meh.

    2) hardr to drive, i felt less in controll as wind and bumps in road is more of a factor.

    4) i got it for 750 but its worth 1200-1300


    When i get the money im going to buy another bike without a doubt.
    With the wind you should get a windshield.. it really helps, and for the bumps relax your arms, it helps absorb the shocks, and also if you are relaxed you have more control
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    sorry, i really feel bad...next time i promise, you will never become a bird again :p:
    Well its better better than being called a boy racer sorry the hybusas guy is annoying me
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    Well its better better than being called a boy racer sorry the hybusas guy is annoying me
    :p: haha..whats with hybusas?
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    His threads:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=982877
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=983391

    Hes a troll but its annoying me, his user name is a GSX1300 bike by suzuki, widely assumed as the fastest bike on the common market, that hes claiming he wants as a first bike. Its just idiots who get big biks as their first ones kill themselves as they dont know what they are doing. I like sensible people who stay alive and dont push my insurance up
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    His threads:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=982877
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=983391

    Hes a troll but its annoying me, his user name is a GSX1300 bike by suzuki, widely assumed as the fastest bike on the common market, that hes claiming he wants as a first bike. Its just idiots who get big biks as their first ones kill themselves as they dont know what they are doing. I like sensible people who stay alive and dont push my insurance up
    Im sensible enough <halo thingy appearing over my head>, all i want to do is drive fast and look cool and get girls :cool:

    EDIT: Actually, now ive read his threads, i think i might get that kind of bike too :P
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    Well i want the bmw s1000rr, but not as a first bike. and the insurance comment.. and you couldnt restrict that bike, the would be along the lines of murder...

    My first bike i got told would kill me, and that was only a bandit 400cc, with really good acceleration, the guy who fitted the restricted took it for a 00mile test ride for me to 'check it was safe'..... as it was that much fun. I didnt crash that one, but i threw the sv650 down the road a week after i got it (rear tire was wonky so i lost control when breaking- que being really gutted about the fairing, it'll cost me over £1000 to replace it all)
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    Just thinking if i should learn...:confused: a couple of questions

    1) is it as dangerous as everybody says (including my parents)

    2) How easy is it to drive one?

    4) What was the cost of your first motorbike?

    And just general comments? thx :yes:

    NB: somewhere i heard the age of riding a motorbike is 21 :eek3: true or not?
    1) It is dangerous in that when something does go wrong you are the one that is going to bare responsibility for it even when you were not in the wrong(whether that be through injury, mortality or prosecution). Whether or not you'll be in a serious accident can't really be said but trust that if you spend any length of time on a bike that something will happen.

    2) That depends upon how good you are at motor skills, hand-to-eye kind of stuff. If you are able to interpret information from the bike and gel a number of movements to get the desired effect then it is second nature.

    4) My first bike was something like £400, a complete ripoff but I was eager to get something.

    You have to be 17 to sit a CBT for motorcycles upto 125cc, if you wish to take your test before the age of 21 then you have to sit a 'restricted-access' license (called A1) which limits you to motorcycles upto 33bhp in power for two years afterwhich you apply for a full license. If you are 21 or over and have sat the CBT you can sit the full motorcycle license test which allows you to ride any size or power of motorcycle.
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    With the wind you should get a windshield.. it really helps, and for the bumps relax your arms, it helps absorb the shocks, and also if you are relaxed you have more control
    yh lol i know all this i was just explaining to the OP what its like .
 
 
 
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