After riding around a Yamaha SR125 on a CBT for 11 months, i did my test, and passed last Thursday :D. Now im after a new bike. My dad doesn’t want me to get anything restricted, so I need it to be 33bhp out of the box. and im looking at under £1000, and ideally not older then me (1992).
the original plan was to get a MZ 660 of some sort but that’s no longer an option :unsure:
and just to get even more picky, im not a fan of cruisers, the cb250 or sr250 (although the cb is growing on me:P).
other ideas are like the Suzuki goose sg350, but that’s an import so i don’t know what the parts availability is like.
In honesty, what your looking for is any (well, almost) bike for £1000. Finding one of those that’s worth having for that money is where you should start. Good bikes at that price are thin on the ground.
You can’t get too picky about what make/model at this stage. Find out what sort of things you can get then decide which of those you can live with.
The Yamaha SRX 400 is a jap imported single … like the SRX600. They make 33hp and if you look around they did a monshock version. Not sure about the power but a Honda 400 Bros or Hawk, again Jap import would make a good first bike
Other than that have you considerred a trail bike they have lower power but usually more torque something like the Suzuki DR350 (uses the same engine as the Goose)
Raquib has a restrictor on his R6 you could PM him and ask what sort of consumption he gets from that and ask his advise on what might be a good option with regards to a 250 or a bigger engine. Or do as Dani and buy an SV650 and get it restricted.
err i dont know :unsure:
if i work it out, its about 60 miles a week commuting, plus loads of just riding around/taking the 'long; route places :P:D
in total id guess around 120-130 miles in a week - that sounds like a lot…