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Suzuki Bandit 250 is the best - nice and easy to ride and hammers hard!

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Miost likely gonna go for a GPX250 or a ZZR250 if I can find one as they look decent and are still cheapish depends which one comes up first for a good enough price, liking the ninja 250's though but might wait till I get abit of experience and my license before getting one :)

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I would go a GPX over a ZZR. due to the ZZR being a full fairing... cost more to replace if you drop it. Same bike other wise.

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Yeah was leaning more towards them as there is a few more forsale around my price range

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Why does everyone get so excited about R1's?? They have only ever been the best bike in their first few years of release back in 98.

Ever since then gixxer 1000 and more recently the cbr1000 have been the best litre bike.

 

 

the GSXR1000 was the best in 03, the CBR1000RR was the best from 04, but since the R1 went to a 4 valve engine in 07 and then the 'crossplane crank' in 08 it's been the best open class bike from Japan.

 

p.s. get a old gs125 as a learner bike, very light and easy to learn on plus not much bodywork to damage if it falls over.

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Ninja or a CBR250, they're the easiest to handle for a learner i'de say.

 

I had a CBR250-RR wen i started off and i loved it.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys will check out a few, I mentioned in the first post I don't wanna go over $4000 for the bike cause still need money for insurance rego etc. but the cheaper the better for a first bike :)

 

mate, insurance and rego for a bike is peanuts compared to a car..

but i suggest if u want a nice learner bike with decent power and handling..

go for the Honda RVF400.. one of the quickest learner bikes that i know of..

i've heard they have awesome track handling too and pop decent mono's..

they're very similar in appearance to the CBR250's but cosmetic difference is that theyve got the single arm holding onto the rear wheel.. looks sick!!!!!

they look fukn sick with the TYGA kit..

only down side to these bikes is finding one in perfect nick.. but if ur lucky, u'd probably be able to find a decent on in the 5k mark..

btw.. have u got ur bike license yet? i heard theyre bringing out new licenseing laws regarding the Provisional license.. i've heard theyre making 3 years on ur P's.. red and green P's..

if this is true.. u mite aswell spend that extra buck.. coz ur gna be riding around in this thing for 4 years.. including ur L's..

 

here's a couple links of the rvf400 with and without the tyga kit..

 

http://tyga-performance.com/RVF400/hfrontrighthigh.jpg

 

http://w3.bikepics.com/pics/2007%5C11%5C20...093299-full.jpg

 

http://www.visordown.com/members/images/16...F400RR_NC35.jpg

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/260524...c6b427d.jpg?v=0

 

http://www.hiperform.com/rvfweb/rvf400rr/rvf3.jpg

 

http://tyga-performance.com/RC211V_comparison/66.jpg

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Why does everyone get so excited about R1's?? They have only ever been the best bike in their first few years of release back in 98.

Ever since then gixxer 1000 and more recently the cbr1000 have been the best litre bike.

 

 

the GSXR1000 was the best in 03, the CBR1000RR was the best from 04, but since the R1 went to a 4 valve engine in 07 and then the 'crossplane crank' in 08 it's been the best open class bike from Japan.

 

p.s. get a old gs125 as a learner bike, very light and easy to learn on plus not much bodywork to damage if it falls over.

 

 

Ahh no, you are wrong.

Also the new firing order for the r1 only came out this year...

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suzuki gs 500 is what i had, linear power, more torquey than 250s, can keep up with other bikes on twisties, and doesn't need to ring its tits of on the freeway

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Depends on the riding you're doing, your height and experience too.

 

If you're used to dirt bikes get something like an XR 400 Honda or something similar. With LAMS in now you can ride up to 650 twins so you could get a bike with a little more power which will be a little safer on faster roads like freeways. Don't just think because it's got a bigger engine it's scary most of the 650 bikes are built for learners. The power is very easy to use. Sometimes a bike with a little more power is a lot safer!

 

Stay away from imports they cost too much to insure. And if you can stay away from fairings to start with they cost way too much to repair.

 

If you're determined to have a 250 and you stay off freeways then a CB250 is cheap, reliable and will handle a few drops.

 

As far as km's go it really depends on how it was used a lot more so than cars. Try to find the bike with the lowest km's in your range.

 

If looks are the most important, save for a while and buy a GT650Rl They look ok go ok (very learner friendly still) and are reliable.

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Why does everyone get so excited about R1's?? They have only ever been the best bike in their first few years of release back in 98.

Ever since then gixxer 1000 and more recently the cbr1000 have been the best litre bike.

Which magazine/website do you read?

:lol::lol::lol:

 

Why does everyone get so excited about R1's?? They have only ever been the best bike in their first few years of release back in 98.

Ever since then gixxer 1000 and more recently the cbr1000 have been the best litre bike.

 

 

the GSXR1000 was the best in 03, the CBR1000RR was the best from 04, but since the R1 went to a 4 valve engine in 07 and then the 'crossplane crank' in 08 it's been the best open class bike from Japan.

 

p.s. get a old gs125 as a learner bike, very light and easy to learn on plus not much bodywork to damage if it falls over.

 

 

Ahh no, you are wrong.

Also the new firing order for the r1 only came out this year...

Correct.

I don't really like the sound. It's nice .. but better if you LOVE v-twins..

 

If you've ridden this years .. you'd know how absolutely mental it is. Seriously.

 

 

But on topic.. due to the gay LAMS laws *ANGRYYYYY FACEEEEEE*

Id definately say CBR250-RR .. probably one of the best learners bikes.

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VTR250 or similar V twin bike. The VTR250 is light at around 140kg from memory and quite agile and has a lot better low end than any of the 4cil high revving 250's which is what you will want when you in traffic or city riding and they still get up to above legal speed limits. Think about riding position as well, go down to your local bike dealer and if they ask anything just say your having a look and want to sit on some bikes and see how they feel. I highly recomend the Honda VTR250 as a great first bike. The Spada is basically an old VTR and is suppose to be good though I can't comment. Definately go sit on some bikes and see what the riding position feels like to you as many sports bikes have positions that can become uncomfortable after a while espesh in start stop riding.

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i have a GPX250 gonna be selling it soon to get a bigger bike, had it for over a year now and its a great learner bike! its too bad you live in townsville cause it would definately be what you want!

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Hey mate, i would recommend having a good look around netrider = http://www.netrider.net.au/

 

There is plenty of information on there, and being a bike forum they are generally more informed and know what their talking about, rather than just going "get a cbr250" (although admittedly i am a big fan of them)

 

Personally I would look at a VTR250, less fairings to destroy, tuff looking little bike, piece of cake to ride, enough power to still have fun but not a killer

 

If you want something sportier, yeah pre thrashed cbr, or if your feeling adventurous an Aprillia RS250 (loooooooove these little weapons)

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A man must ride suzuki gsxr once in his life, preferably twice.

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if he gets one on his L's, he will only ever ride it once

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lame, i find it you don't twist the throttle the whole way hyperbikes are pretty easy to ride.

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Aprilla 250?? They are seeexxx

LAMS laws man.

cant ride a 2stroke

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lame, i find it you don't twist the throttle the whole way hyperbikes are pretty easy to ride.
not to fussed on speed until I get alot more confident just want something that is really reliable???

 

 

Aprilla 250?? They are seeexxx

LAMS laws man.

cant ride a 2stroke

really? news to me, looks like i got away then

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Depending on how big you are, can't beat a Cagiva Mito 125 or Aprillia rs125!

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lame, i find it you don't twist the throttle the whole way hyperbikes are pretty easy to ride.
not to fussed on speed until I get alot more confident just want something that is really reliable???

 

 

Aprilla 250?? They are seeexxx

LAMS laws man.

cant ride a 2stroke

really? news to me, looks like i got away then

 

 

You can ride 2 strokes. See above post.

 

DOuble posts for the loss/win.

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i just assumed it was a 250, never got in trouble for it, i assume i would have been legal considering im 100 kgs

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i just assumed it was a 250, never got in trouble for it, i assume i would have been legal considering im 100 kgs

 

 

It doesn't matter how heavy the rider is, it's all predetermined by the bikes weight and power output given by the manufacturer.

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wait, i misinterpreted what you said, i thought the weight thing was in ref to my comment about he apriliia, my mistake, never mind. i rode it regardless and never got in trouble, enough spamming, back to this guys topic. I still recon the VTR is the best learner bike

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Laws.. and LAMS laws

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Licens...estrictions.htm

 

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyre...AWebMay2008.pdf

 

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyre...b23July2009.pdf

Pretty much all the bikes you can ride on your Ls.

 

I guess i was refering to an RS250 . bastards.

 

I stand corrected on the 2stroke issue. you CAN ride them. But like .. pretty much all the decent ones are weapons and NOT on the list of approved motorcycles you can ride on your LS

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Thanks for the suggestions guys will check out a few, I mentioned in the first post I don't wanna go over $4000 for the bike cause still need money for insurance rego etc. but the cheaper the better for a first bike :)

 

mate, insurance and rego for a bike is peanuts compared to a car..

but i suggest if u want a nice learner bike with decent power and handling..

go for the Honda RVF400.. one of the quickest learner bikes that i know of..

i've heard they have awesome track handling too and pop decent mono's..

they're very similar in appearance to the CBR250's but cosmetic difference is that theyve got the single arm holding onto the rear wheel.. looks sick!!!!!

they look fukn sick with the TYGA kit..

only down side to these bikes is finding one in perfect nick.. but if ur lucky, u'd probably be able to find a decent on in the 5k mark..

btw.. have u got ur bike license yet? i heard theyre bringing out new licenseing laws regarding the Provisional license.. i've heard theyre making 3 years on ur P's.. red and green P's..

if this is true.. u mite aswell spend that extra buck.. coz ur gna be riding around in this thing for 4 years.. including ur L's..

 

here's a couple links of the rvf400 with and without the tyga kit..

 

http://tyga-performance.com/RVF400/hfrontrighthigh.jpg

 

http://w3.bikepics.com/pics/2007%5C11%5C20...093299-full.jpg

 

http://www.visordown.com/members/images/16...F400RR_NC35.jpg

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/260524...c6b427d.jpg?v=0

 

http://www.hiperform.com/rvfweb/rvf400rr/rvf3.jpg

 

http://tyga-performance.com/RC211V_comparison/66.jpg

 

 

 

5k? if your that lucky i'd be buying a lotto ticket instead

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ive had a ZX2R Ninja and a Aprillia RS125 brother had a cbr250 back in our days.

 

ZX2R looked awesome and went alright but parts for it was so hard to find and was expensive..

 

CBR250s are everywhere, see L and P platers screaming around and looking like theyre not getting anywhere. you dont want to be one of these guys looks pretty try hard

 

Go the 2 stroke RS125 i enjoyed that bike looks and sounds good and has a decent power band you can feel. Also a physically larger bike (not cc but the size) and lighter i believe. Servicing was more frequent and costly but worth it i reckon.

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