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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #26
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My Vespa has more displacement than a CBR125!

All jokes aside, the CBR125 is a great bike. I wouldn't mind getting one. It's got enough power and gearing for the city (at least for me anyway.) Acuracura has one. Maybe he'll chime in.
Iíve had my cbr125 as a daily commuter for 3 years now. Itís a great bike to get from A to B. Cheap to buy (2k used), cheap to ride (insurance/gas), and cheap to maintain (parts/service). The people who are dissatisfied with it are probably accustomed to riding 600-1000cc bikes or are expecting it to perform beyond its intended capabilities. Most critics havenít actually experienced riding one and are basing it on looks or what theyíve heard from a friend of a friend.

Definitely take a course. Then figure out what youíre going to be using the bike for and the type of riding youíll do. This will influence what type of bike and gear you get. Test ride all the bikes that fit the bill and get the appropriate gear. Buy the bike second hand as youíll probably add damage to it and you may not like the bike after all.
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That's $2K/yr just on the bike! Damn, I hope you don't have car insurance too. I remember being 22 and not being able to afford $1800/yr for my car, nevermind a bike too!
If I had car insurance, I wouldnt have a bike =[

I think a full year of car insurance for me would easily be in the range of 2.5-4K depending on the car. I used to own a 95 VW GTI VR6 and i remember a full years of insurance under my name would of been around 3.3K
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I used to own a 95 VW GTI VR6 and i remember a full years of insurance under my name would of been around 3.3K
That's insane, I wouldn't even get insurance other than basic and liability for a car that old.

My 2003 C230 is only worth $6-8K (very high mileage), so I don't have collision or comprehensive on it, saves me $800/yr. It'll suck if I have a serious at fault accident, yet otherwise 5 years from now I'll have saved more than the car will be worth.

I was considering not getting collision or comprehensive on the bike too, since the first quote was $1200 from ICBC. Beacon quoted me $325, so it was hard to say no to that. Those prices are ontop of $900 ICBC basic.
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look into the newer ninja 250. Nicer looking bike and more long term
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look into the newer ninja 250. Nicer looking bike and more long term
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Ya the Newer Ninja 250's are nice looking, Kawasaki's 2011 Ninja 400R's are decent too.
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