Close

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    DF Member Lordnarlynes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default can someone recommend me a bike?

    I'm 16 and want a 50cc bike so I can stick a L plate and get lessons then pass when I turn 17.

    Bearing in mind I only want it for a year until I can ride a beast, lol, I want somthing quite cheap, chearful and that isn't a moped if possible.

    Cheers for your time guys.

  2. #2
    DF Rookie Ghostgeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Santas Grotto
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    do you mean moped or scooter? At 16 you are only allowed to ride a moped. mopeds no longer have pedals but have a 50cc engine and are restricted to 30mph.

    If its the scooter look you hate, do you want a twist and go like a dna or gears like an rs?

    Once you pass your test at 17, i think you will still be restricted to 33bhp so it wont exactly be a 'beast'

    Peter

  3. #3
    DF Rookie trek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default Re: can someone recommend me a bike?

    Best to get something very cheap like an old Cagiva Roadster...too bad I did see you post before because I just sold mine....looking to get a more sporty 600...if anyone has anything let me know!

  4. #4
    DF MaSter greyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    northwest
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    170

    Default Re: can someone recommend me a bike?

    my advice to you is just buy a cheap bike(cheaper the better) no matter what it was,
    make sure it's got 12 months T&T.ride it for 12 months till u get to 17,get shut and you will not have lost loads of money(more for your next bike):thumbs
    and the added bonus of cheaper insurance than a fancy 50cc race rep,and when your 17 you will have a years NCB which all helps.......
    you may get the :censored taken out of you by your mates for riding something not to fancy,but you have to look ahead,you will be 17 before you know it...
    and you won't be upset if you fall off.... you will


    I've got a m8 who passed his test at 18 and i blagged him to get a 600 fazer,which had to be restricted to 33bhp,still went well,he had 104 out of itwhich isn't to bad when the book speed is 140 mph....

  5. #5
    DF Rookie pmc65's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    BATH,UK
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default Re: can someone recommend me a bike?

    hi m8 iwould recomend you save your money for the year that your between 16-17 and get yourself a honda cg125 realy cheap to insure and easy to ride and do your test on then at 21 get whatever you like no resrictions

  6. #6
    DF Wh0re leonard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    south west uk
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    247

    Default Re: can someone recommend me a bike?

    Hi M8,
    I think you should go for a late 50s raleigh runabout, 50cc loads of character, if it breaks down at least you can pedal home. go on amaze your mates and turn up down the pub on one. leonard.

  7. #7
    DF Wh0re leonard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    south west uk
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    247

    Default Re: can someone recommend me a bike?

    Hi M8s,
    just noticed the start date of this thread, just what bike did he end up with?. leonard.

Similar Threads

  1. [HELP] Recommend me a Mountain Bike
    By beerman in forum Health & Fitness
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10th August 2014, 03:59 PM
  2. [NEW] Recommend a DVR?
    By evilsatan in forum Smart Home & DIY
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11th March 2013, 10:26 AM
  3. [REQUEST] Recommend a Bike?
    By Nathz29 in forum General Sports
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 19th July 2012, 01:33 PM
  4. what do you recommend ?
    By spizzy in forum Microsoft Consoles
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 6th March 2005, 12:53 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •