I'm a newbie, which bike to get?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Durani, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Durani

    Durani n00b

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

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

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

    Can anyone recommend a good, relatively cheap,<br> 125cc adventure touring bike?
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  2. Erikh425

    Erikh425 Adventurer

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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-top-10s/top-10-learner-125cc-motorcycles/13342.html#historysub
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  3. tedder

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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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  4. Durani

    Durani n00b

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    Sorry, I should add, I live in the UK.
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  5. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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  6. Durani

    Durani n00b

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  7. hoebster

    hoebster Been here awhile

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    Probably the Honda it will run along time with low maintenance.
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  8. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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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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  9. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    #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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