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Starter bike: 2007 Honda CBR 125 for $1500, yay or nay? +reason
I know I have another thread but now that I've found a decent starter bike for $1500, I might be scratching the $3000 budget idea.
Just want to know if I should get this 2007 Honda CBR 125 for $1500.
-buying (maybe) off friend
-never dropped/no accidents
-about 3000 kms
I am a 5'9 male weighing in at about 160lbs with a fit build.
-don't care about "having fun."
-just in it for commuting matters.. and looking good.. kinda :P oh and the inexpensiveness
-never ridden a motorcycle, need my first to be a good starter bike
-don't need the highway to travel
-will be going to PRS and getting protective gear (safety first!)
So... That being said, should I get the bike or not?
Reasons along with your answers please!
not a bad idea if you just want it for commuting purposes. but just be warned that it's going to be friggin SLOWWWWWWWWWWWW. like we're talking, revving it to redline in 1st gear to keep up with a civic, slow. good deal for 1500 though.
I will be using the bike pretty much to commute from my home in Burnaby to work in downtown Vancouver and vice versa. Other than that I'd be riding mainly in Vancouver downtown and eastside.
I am 5'9, 160lbs with a fit build so I think the CBR 125 would fit me just fine if I do choose to get it.
I don't need to use the highway for travelling and I don't really care about speed.
What I do care about is the look and sound of the bike I choose to get. I don't want to be riding a dinky ass bike so my friends can make fun of me, then again none of them are riders. And I'd prefer my bike doesn't sound like a scooter.. I have checked out pictures of the 2007 Honda CBR 125 and it looks decent, a little skinny but whatever, it's only a first bike.
That all being said, getting the 2007 (BTW, I didn't mention it before, but yeah it's a 2007) Honda CBR 125, colour black, about 3000kms for $1500 is something I'm really interested in. You guys say it's a steal and I just checked CL and they go for about 1800-2000 and so I agree.
So.. Anything else I should be aware of?
Thanks again for all the feedback
Oh and what's the insurance like for a new rider if I do get the CBR 125? I need numbers
EDIT: Yes, I'll definitely be taking the riding school course and getting protective gear.
Just based on your reply in the other thread, nay.
Personally I vote no. This is coming from someone who has worked in the m/c industry for about 6 years. You're too big, you'll get bored very quick. I would suggest (like I did in the other thread) to find a $1500-$2000 EX250 or EX500 from the 90's/early 2000's. It won't be the most exotic looking bike out there but a great learner and they don't loose value. And you'll enjoy it a lot longer without worrying about upgrading.