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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 04-09-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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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
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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!

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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You already had a bunch of people telling you its a good idea. If you don't want it, you can pass that deal over here lol.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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This is a scooter disguised as a bike. It is pure garbage. Go buy a ruckus if you only care about "commuting". Cbr 125 are for chicks.

wow, those cbr125's are tiny
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Buy it for 1500 then sell it for 2500. Go buy and old skool f2 and use the extra money on some nice gear
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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.
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buy it, learn on it quickly (you will quickly realize what we mean by you will get bored)

flip it a week later for profit, at least will cover some of your gear or going to either a 250 or 600+
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Just based on your reply in the other thread, nay.
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I would agree with this ONLY due to your budget.

Rather you spend money on gear and lessons than a bigger bike.

But if your budget allows try for a kawa 250 and some decent gear and lessons.
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You said you'll be taking PRS, so why not wait until you finish the course first? They have a few bikes there you'll be able to try, and the ones you learn on are 250cc.

If you do have your eye on another bike, save up. You won't regret waiting and saving for it.
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Dont buy it...minimum you should get a 250R. The 125 has like 10 hp?

You will be bored of it by the time you finish your PRS course. And if you care about the looks, well it looks kinda gay IMO.
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This thread is running along the same lines as the other thread you started.
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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.

For example; Selling 2001 Ninja 250
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NO..dont do it.. in few weeks ull regret it. doesnt matter what you want to do with the bike,,,how far u want to travel... its too small. i dont even know why Honda makes those
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just buy it and flip it. but don't buy it to ride it. if and when you do take schooling, you will most likely be on a 250 if not something slightly more. the 125 would feel like garbage.
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The price is good as I have seen them listed up to $ 2500, but a others have said get a 250.

The CBR or Ninja 250 for your size would be a better bike, Acuracura had a CBR125 for about 4 years, but he weighs only 110 lbs ( ) he upgrades to a CBR 250.
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not to mention he was 2-upping on the 125 as well.
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Was that Elizabeth he was 2 upping with, as she is what 90 lbs.

She has her own 125 and is dragging knees at the Chicken Strip Parties
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