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Newbie looking for a recommendation

#1 Post by Rye » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:13 am

Hi all. I was previously a member on here but can’t for the life of me remember my log in details!

I have tried updating my location as per the sticky post by vicki, but the ‘my profile’ section will not work on my phone.

Anyway, I’m Ryan, 31 and live in Cheshire. I am a massive petrolhead and have always loved bikes, yet I don’t have a licence and I’m looking to change that this coming year. I have rode bikes beforehand and have done my CBT twice years ago.

My position is that I have two cars in the household and my daily car is a company vehicle, I have recently sold my toy (Mitsubishi EVO 6) and I would like a bike for the rare blast into Wales etc..

I would be looking at a 600cc sports bike and would spend up to £4K if needed, but £3k would be ideal,

I’m 5’7, slim/medium build if that makes any difference. What bikes would you suggest? I like the look of the Kawasaki 636 and a K7 gixxer. I would only use the bike in fair weather and less then 3k miles a year.

Regards,

Ryan

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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#2 Post by rennie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:52 am

Welcome back! :D

I'd do your tests first then see what's available
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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#3 Post by mikestrivens » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:31 am

Hello and welcome back. As above get the tests out of the way and go to dealerships and sit on lots of bikes. Your first bike will probably not be the best one for you long term.
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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#4 Post by JRH » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:48 pm

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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#5 Post by gogs01 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Welcome back. :cheers:

As already said - focus on getting a full licence, then see what you can find that feels / looks good to you. Maybe then some advice from forum members will help.
Then take your time learning the skills to keep you out of Welsh hedges. :spank:

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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#6 Post by geofferz » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:00 am

Welcome. As I’m sure you’re aware there’s also the r6 (quite aggressive?) and cbr600. Then there’s the triumph Daytona triple - interesting engine - and you can get newer models for similar cash to the Japanese options, it’s discontinued so it may hold its value well and it won’t look dated unless they release a new model in future. I’d be very tempted by that. Of the Jap i4s the older zx6rs have dated best I think plus the extra capacity means they often win in group tests, but you need to go ride em!
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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#7 Post by sharon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:20 pm

hello and welcome back i am from Cheshire too :D

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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#8 Post by skyrider » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi welcome to TMBF hope you find a suitable steed 8-)

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Re: Newbie looking for a recommendation

#9 Post by RAYK47 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:32 pm

Welcome.

My choice would be a street triple without a doubt.