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Old 04-09-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Question I'm a newbie, which bike to get?

So as the title states, I am completely new to this
in all forms. I've never used a motorcycle in my life
but I'm hoping to get into it as I just love the idea
and agility of Motorcycles.

I'm 19, and where I live, can ride any bike up to
125cc. I'll be sitting another test to ride up to
600cc in the future at some point, but for now I'm
limited to a maximum of 125cc.

I've researched bikes a little and think I'd prefer to
ride an Adventure Touring bike.

Can anyone recommend a good, relatively cheap,
125cc adventure touring bike?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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I am not sure what your location is, but Honda has the Varadero 125. It seems like a pretty decent bike. I am also not sure if it is only available in the UK. Most of what I have seen on them is from the UK. Staying under 125CC may be tough, but all over outside of the US people use smaller bikes for touring. i am by no means an expert on the topic, but that is my $.02

There are some pretty interesting bikes in this article:

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...tml#historysub
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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this is a predominantly US-based site, which means there aren't a lot of people with international 125cc knowledge.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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Sorry, I should add, I live in the UK.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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Sorry, I should add, I live in the UK.
This one if you can afford it

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bi...0+148+2764+191

Best one there is, money well spent.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Opinions on which is better?

This: HONDA CBR 125 cc REPLICA

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...?logcode=ucbnp

Or this: LEXMOTO XTR 125 cc

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...?logcode=ucbna
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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Probably the Honda it will run along time with low maintenance.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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I'd think your best bet is just getting something cheap/beginner friendly to start out on.

When you can ride a larger bike, go with an ADV bike at that point.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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same,same

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Opinions on which is better?

This: HONDA CBR 125 cc REPLICA

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...?logcode=ucbnp

Or this: LEXMOTO XTR 125 cc

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...?logcode=ucbna

#1 is a Honda replica ,so is #2 ,dollars to donuts same mfg .

That said , a real Honda,Kaw Suzuki etc with service and parts availability will be crucial to keep you running. If you buy a bike covered in plastic A. it will be expensive to restore appearance . B. look terrible until plastic replaced (at great expense)

Best of luck,take what training is available and be safe while having the time of your life !
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