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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 2014 for £8199 OTR from motorcycles direct
(RRP £8999.00) This bike now comes with a FREE Leo Vince Exhaust You can now CHOOSE from 3 great offers: Offer 1 0% APR finance over 3 years with just £99 deposit. Repayments start from just £236.11 p… Read more
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£7.5k!

Sports 600's not the easiest things to shift these days so worth haggling hard. These guys still have stock hanging around since 2013

bulletfoss

Why was he suggesting a 125 scooter as an alternative to a 600 Ninja?It's … Why was he suggesting a 125 scooter as an alternative to a 600 Ninja?It's like suggesting a Fiat Punto as an alternative on an Audi S3 deal.Or is he just having us on?


Because the person interested was a new rider looking for a vehicle to commute with.
So, similarly... a Punto may well be a better option for the car side of a similar situation. (Well, a small good mpg car anyway.)

ChrisGUK

I hope you do realise he is comparing a 125 to a scooter?



I do now, lol!

Why was he suggesting a 125 scooter as an alternative to a 600 Ninja?

It's like suggesting a Fiat Punto as an alternative on an Audi S3 deal.
Or is he just having us on?

bulletfoss

CommentDo not get a 125 if you have a full license. The extra power … CommentDo not get a 125 if you have a full license. The extra power actually brings you extra safety. Most long term bikers know this!



Although I agree with your comment this guy is talking about a scooter I think maybe then it is safe to assume he doesn't have a licence.

bulletfoss

I also doubt a 125 is quicker off the mark than one of these.Not sure if … I also doubt a 125 is quicker off the mark than one of these.Not sure if 125's are capable of 0-62 in 3 secs



I hope you do realise he is comparing a 125 to a scooter?

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Kawasaki VN1700 Classic 2010 for £9499 OTR at motorcyclesdirect
(RRP £11,549) With an APR of just 4.9% APR Representative over 37 months, and a minimum 15% deposit required
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worthinger

Yeah and they have 4 wheels and bore the life out of me. How to turn a … Yeah and they have 4 wheels and bore the life out of me. How to turn a 20 minute fun run into a 50 minute crawl.Whatever the weather.I only drive the car when I have more than one passenger, or a week's shopping to do.



Big bike or little bike. A donor in waiting on wheels is all you are. Good luck!

stealth666

I was going to say proper biker, but I meant miser... no shame in driving … I was going to say proper biker, but I meant miser... no shame in driving a car to work when it's pi$$ing it down lots of cars do 50mpg now and they have a heater



Yeah and they have 4 wheels and bore the life out of me. How to turn a 20 minute fun run into a 50 minute crawl.

Whatever the weather.

I only drive the car when I have more than one passenger, or a week's shopping to do.

worthinger

No doubt about that: if it's what your lusting after, it's a great deal.I … No doubt about that: if it's what your lusting after, it's a great deal.I ride a bike - and I'm not ashamed to say that it's a soon to be "classic" XV535 Virago. So, it's not the shape that I don't like.My Virago will return between 55 and 60 mpg on a run and around 50 mpg on my daily commute and it's really agile around town. It's in no way a race bike, but I still get the the joy from riding it that I did my Raleigh Chopper in the 70s. These beasts are only ever seen on a Sunday and that's "what's the point" biking for me. It what some people wait all week for, but I want to ride my bike every day.(Anybody finds a really good deal for a Moto Guzzi V7 Stone or Classic out there please post it.)




I was going to say proper biker, but I meant miser... no shame in driving a car to work when it's pi$$ing it down lots of cars do 50mpg now and they have a heater

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SupaShoppa

Just bought two for my living room! X)


Not as daft as it sounds

Rickety

How fast does it go mister? Where do me 'L' plates go? :DLots of bike for … How fast does it go mister? Where do me 'L' plates go? :DLots of bike for not a lot of cash - and great road presence! Not too much ground clearance for the twisties tho oOGreat deal if you're after such a beast.



Ground clearence looks good to me.... wheelbase and fork rake make it not so good in the twisties .. stable in a straight line without a doubt
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Kawasaki VN900 Custom for £5999 OTR - Motorcyclesdirect
(RRP £7,249)LAST FEW AT £5999.00 PRE REG OTR AVAILABLE WITH LOW RATE FINANCE
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For a while if you took your test on a 125 you were restricted to 33bhp for two years then got automatically upgraded.
Now If you start when you are 17 you will have to wait to take the full unrestricted test - when you are 21 I think, but older folks can go direct.

Dr Zoidberg

CBT first - a one day course for around £100 , then the theory test.For … CBT first - a one day course for around £100 , then the theory test.For the full licence there are now three bands - 125cc/15hp is the lowest. Up to 46.6hp is the next, and then an unrestricted licence. You need to take the test on an appropriate sized bike and it's split into two parts. The first is done off the public roads where you ride round a marked out track doing emergency stops and the like. The second is on the road, being followed by the examiner.There are age restrictions on the two higher bandings, but you are old enough to go direct to the top step.



Cheers for that. Not that if do it I'll jump straight onto too much bike for a beginner but I thought there was something about moving up the bands and yo had to have X yrs in each before moving on.

dmannn

For those who genuinely want to get on the road with a bike license the … For those who genuinely want to get on the road with a bike license the best advice I can give you is this. You have two options:Option 1: Book your CBT, should last no longer than a day and ensure you book a geared bike and not a moped/scooter. It should cost no more than £100 for the day including gear, bike, and tuition. All should be inclusive in the price. You effectively can't fail unless the instructor is adamant that you are not safe on the road. Once passed, get yourself a nice 125cc bike to get the hang of, I recommend the Honda CBF 125. 100MPG, up to 70mph top speed and is very manoeuvrable which also allows slight error which is nice if you're new to riding. The Honda CG 125 is also good and slightly cheaper for those on a budget. Keep on this for around 2-4 weeks and make the bike your everyday commuter. Once you're used to riding on this it should be second nature to you. I'd also recommended you try and keep to the "rules" such as checking mirrors religiously, blind spots, life savers (even if it feels silly to do so) and just make it habit. Once you've done this for 2-4 weeks, book yourself onto a DAS course. Should be no longer than a 4 day course, some are 5 but I did mine in 4. Usually they cost around £650, but check your local bike school as some can be terrible from reviews so do your homework on that one. They'll do some theory and practical riding the first day. Take you on the 600cc bikes the 2nd day and practice your mod 1 and mod 2 test. 3rd day is usually a ride out till lunch and last off practicing your mod 1 again along with theory show and tell questions. 4th day is quick practice in the morning and then usually your mod 1 and mod 2 will be booked mid-morning/mid-day. I passed first time with "option 1" and is what i personally stand by, but if you're impatient and want to get on the bike straight away but with less riding experience then option 2 is just book a 5 day DAS course which includes CBT and full test on the last day but risk haven’t a lot less experience on the bike. Still fully passable though. Hope this helps and good luck!!




Glad i did mine years ago, 50quid cbt and think it was 40min & 30quid for the test. I had a honda cg aswell, very reliable and economical.
Gotta say i wouldn't reccomend anyone go from cbt to a 900cc bike within a month tho unless they do have a death wish. Even after passing the new intensive test i wouldn't get anything more than a 250, ride it for a year then look at bigger bikes. What you learn about real world riding in the first few years can't be learnt in a few weeks and if you buy this bike that soon it will be a very expensive and possibily fatal learning curve.
I only ride in other countries now when im travelling or on hol but I've thought about getting a cruiser a few times.

capriboycraig

This may be the best place to ask, as likely get a straighter answer than … This may be the best place to ask, as likely get a straighter answer than google.What does one need to do now to ride a motorbike? License / test wise etc. If it makes a difference I past my full car licence in about 97, just before the written theory tests we're introduced and the 7.5t permission's we're removed.Tia.



CBT first - a one day course for around £100 , then the theory test.
For the full licence there are now three bands - 125cc/15hp is the lowest. Up to 46.6hp is the next, and then an unrestricted licence. You need to take the test on an appropriate sized bike and it's split into two parts. The first is done off the public roads where you ride round a marked out track doing emergency stops and the like. The second is on the road, being followed by the examiner.

There are age restrictions on the two higher bandings, but you are old enough to go direct to the top step.

thanks for the picture scamster......i wouldnt mind one of those
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Vespa GTS Super 300 for £3999 OTR at motorcycles direct (RRP £4,440)
Now available with 0% APR finance over 2 years with £99 deposit Repayments start from just £162.50 per month.
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Vinegar Tom

Not voting either way as I ride a motorbike and no idea about scooter … Not voting either way as I ride a motorbike and no idea about scooter prices (although you could indeed get the SV650S posted earlier for £700 more) but these things seem to be catnip to teenage joyriders on the nick. Always assumed bikes were a bit safer as they don't know how to ride 'em so tend to leave them alone. Only mentioning because it's worth considering insurance costs if you live in a big town.



In London there's a huge theft problem with the GTS 300. Not so much elsewhere.
Anyway, back to the deal, there aren't normally discounts on Vespas, so this isn't a bad price.

On the down side, there has recently been a revision to the GTS with a different dash and much better front suspension. Going by the picture this is the old model and I think the extras are worth paying for.

worthinger

I ride a bike and, very occasionally, my wife's Vespa. When I'm on it, … I ride a bike and, very occasionally, my wife's Vespa. When I'm on it, it's a just a constant mantra of "it's not a clutch, it's not a clutch".


The traditional Vespa's eg PX , Rally , GS etc do have a clutch, but these new models are mostly auto gears. I prefer the old type.

I ride a bike and, very occasionally, my wife's Vespa. When I'm on it, it's a just a constant mantra of "it's not a clutch, it's not a clutch".

top find i have just ordered a red one.

Because that's the comparison that usually gets made by people that do'nt like scooters, "bean can" is a new one I aint heard before.......but I have heard Pea Brain.