Hey i know its a bit of a cheek but i was wondering if there any super-retard with a 125 out there that can help me.
Basicly I might be looking at getting a new bike in july (fingers cross) and i wanted to know if any body will let me test ride their 125 to see what the fuss is all about. It will be in a car park . I’ve been riding since Feb08 but i have the best people teaching the ways so you really don’t have anything to worry
I’ve got a few mates with supermoto bikes, but not 125s - can ask my mate though and see what he says. Golding Barn racetrack is also a good way to have a go on an off road bike (similar to Supermoto but with different wheels). It’s costly, but worth a day learning the skills, they have 250’s, 125’s 450’s - suitable for all shapes and sizes of people. I had a great time and if you can get the money, or get someone to give you a birthday gift or something - well worth it.
If you want a go riding a bigger bike, you’re welcome to have a go on mine - provided it’s in a car park!! I’ve let loads of people have rides on it and got people on the insurance too. It’s got crash pads and it might be worth having a go just to see what riding a bigger bike is like. Someone did drop it once in the car park at Box hill, but it seemed to be fine, so it’s quite a tough bike. It’s a 600 Hornet. I’m about 5 5 and not at all a big lady and I can manage it fine.
You’re welcome to have a go on my bike (on private road and on a “you break it you fix it” policy). It’s not a 125 either though. Mine’s a Yamaha XT660X. It’s my first bike (rode scoots before) and I found it surprisingly easy to get used to.
The only thing that’s really annoying about it is that you get used to the acceleration and speed too quickly
Its not a big bike that am after, i wanted to have a go on super moto apparently its a lot of fun and it makes you go crazy Hels if its ok with your friend let me know. Its only gonna be for a little bit in the car park to have a feel
My mates coming over this afternoon, so will ask him, he’s got a KTM 520 - so I don’t think that would be suitable, but he knows quite a few people with different sizes / styles of motos, so will ask.
I know someone with a Husky, but it’s not a 125.
I’d love a proper go on a supermoto too - did an off road day, which was absolutely brilliant and really wetted my appetite for laneing and riding a completely different style of bike. I think for a lot of women find the seat height is a problem, don’t know how tall you are, but you might have to get the seat lowered? It’s quite easy to do I think.
I don’t think you’ll regret going for a SM style bike for your next one. The bloke who got me into biking started off on road bikes, then moved into SMs and off roading and has never looked back!! I can honestly say that doing an off road day gave me a feel for a different style of bike too. SMs are light and exciting and seat lowering kits make it easy for less taller folks to take it up! When I was looking into buying one last year I looked at DRZ bikes - but found that they were too tall. However, I’ve heard that they are great all rounders. A girl I know had a CCM and loved it - so plenty of options.
But if I were you I would have a look and a try out of all different styles of bikes, as you are doing. I started riding big bikes last August, after my A2 restriction came off and actually found the Hornet a really good first proper big bike. It is great for all conditions and very versatile. The ideal thing would be to have two bikes - one for town / motorway riding and another one like a SM for laneing and having fun on!!
Good luck and will have a chat with my pal when he pops over shortly, although it seems like Billy with the Husky might be a good option too.