View Full Version : A hello, and a question.
08-22-2007, 07:13 PM
At the moment I have a 1980 Honda cm200t. But I haven't bothered to make it street legal. So I am riding it through the trails and some back roads only.
Now for the question.
I was wondering what you guys think of the new Honda cbr125 bike. There is a link if you want to go look at it. I was thinking about getting one. But 125cc seems like a small bike. I was thinking that bike or a cheap 250. Any opinions on a bike would be great.
08-23-2007, 09:26 PM
getting punted from behind.
If you want to stay Honda, try the F4i.
08-23-2007, 09:43 PM
is it at about 500cc the insurance starts to get really high? thats what it is like with the snowmobiles/atvs around here. also as far as brand goes, it really doesn't matter. I just thought that the cbr125 was a good price for a new bike that had a warrenty. it just seems really underpowered.
08-23-2007, 10:55 PM
engine's gonna blow. You'll be fine at your weight, 500-600cc is very manageable. You just want something that can get to speed in a decent amount of time as well as make a pass easily. I've ridden a 250cc and it's good for city streets, but not something I'd want to ride on if I spent some time on highways.
08-24-2007, 01:31 AM
08-24-2007, 04:23 AM
I think either of those should suit you just fine. Insurance gets higher from 600-749, then even higher for 749 and up.
08-24-2007, 10:49 AM
08-25-2007, 04:58 AM
All the same bike. I think they changed the name to 500r to make it sound more appealing..
08-27-2007, 11:49 AM
alot wider then what I am looking for in a bike. Does the GS500 without the fairings make the width alot smaller?
I was talking to the sales rep about a few of the deals they had there. and then I asked him about any other bikes around that cc. and he said that in 2008 they are going to be coming out with a 250cc model. is this correct?
08-27-2007, 05:43 PM
.. You can search for 125 cc bikes from Europe (Aprilia, Honda, Cagiva etc). They're mainly sold in EU for beginners, but you might be able to find some stateside. They're fully faired sportbikes.. Awesome starting bikes IMO. I wish they sold these here... They'd be so fun to ride.
08-27-2007, 08:11 PM
I do want something that is more then the 125cc. Do you know of any 250cc bikes that look like the Aprilia bike. But I am definitely going to price the 500R when I get a chance.
I really appreciate the help.
08-28-2007, 02:52 AM
But no, the only 250cc "sportbike" available stateside is the ninja 250. Good luck.
08-28-2007, 05:23 AM
good resale as well if he does want to upgrade down the road.
But then i started out with a 06 gixxer 600...no regrets.
08-28-2007, 07:21 AM
Do you know if it is worth almost double the cost of a bike, to buy it new from the dealer for the warrenty?
I do know some stuff about bikes. and taking them apart and putting them back together isn't a problem, im doing that right now with my 1980 cm200t. im trying to restore it. but cheaply. like 20 bucks of spray paint for the frame, and engine degreaser to clean all the gunk off. nothing fancy, but its looking alot better already. its a fun project.
08-28-2007, 09:32 AM
If youre gonna ride it for a season then sell, get used. If you plan on keeping, consider new, but try to find a good used one (which you prob can).
All depends on your own pref... If I was getting a 250 or 500 tho, I'd go used.
You can ride it and sell it for about the same as you paid.
08-28-2007, 02:53 PM
08-28-2007, 03:45 PM
and the power delivery is too peaky.
It would make a great track toy though.
08-28-2007, 06:16 PM
Buy a used, already depreciated bike and learn. Get your mistakes out of the way and put bad beginner habits to rest. Then get a new bike.
You will quickly outgrow your first bike. I was ready for more power about a week of riding my first Virago 550....but I kept it and put 3K miles on it - best thing I ever did.
Not to mention I bought it for $1000 and sold it for $1300 3K miles later. 1981 Virago 550. Not pretty, but economical and safe. Don't buy new as you will take a bath!
08-28-2007, 06:18 PM
I would have thought you would have changed your tune.....had you listened to me you too would have saved a bundle! ;-)
08-29-2007, 04:07 AM
Also, there's no mention of "buy new" anywhere in the above post! ;)<ul><li><a href="http://forums.audiworld.com/motorcycles/msgs/507.phtml">http://forums.audiworld.com/motorcycles/msgs/507.phtml</a></li></ul>
08-29-2007, 10:05 AM
08-29-2007, 04:17 PM
and you are right....you suggested used eventually. I ASSumed you were referring to new when you said the GS550F and EX500....really not the usually quoted beginner bikes.
My bad....my apologies.
08-29-2007, 07:17 PM
just over 3000, and thats about the prices for decent used bikes around here. even though it is only the 125cc it has the warrenty, and free gear as part of the deal. but now im just waiting around to find a decent bike around here.
08-30-2007, 02:41 AM
09-05-2007, 12:55 PM
haha i haven't rode since july and i'm itching for a ride. I ended the season when i decided to move but now i'm dying here with the bike sitting in the garage looking pretty. I miss doing group rides in VA.
09-05-2007, 12:59 PM
they go by engine size...not by type. For example, a SV650 is technically much slower than a gsx-r600...but the insurance would be more because of higher displacement.
09-05-2007, 03:14 PM
Good bunch of guys. I'm 'lexcruiser' on there.<ul><li><a href="http://www.tristatesportbikes.com/vb3/">http://www.tristatesportbikes.com/vb3/</a></li></ul>
09-05-2007, 04:31 PM
yikes...another forum to go to.
09-05-2007, 09:02 PM
09-10-2007, 05:39 AM
<center><img src="http://www.caferace.com/buellblast.jpg"></center><p>There's a couple that races with us and they have a CBR150 they imported.
When it comes down to it, how much riding are you going to do on surface streets vs. freeways?
I have a MZ 125 supermoto that is great on surface streets, but barely gets over 65 on the freeway. You can also imagine with that much rake on the forks how unstable it is at freeway speeds.
Another bike you may want to consider is the Buell Blast. It is specifically made as a beginner street bike with a very low seat height and a kit to make it even lower.
I know some people don't like the blast because it's based on a Harley. I have a friend tht had one and it was reliable enough for him to ride it to work everyday.