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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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What was your first bike?

I'm new to this whole riding scene and this is going to be my first bike. But it would be great to hear from others to see what your first bike was!

Include your experience with it and if you'd rather have had a different first bike, or if it was perfect for you! Thanks!!
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I had a chinese made 200cc Dual Sport (Enduro)
Honestly I thought it was a great starting bike. Light, not a lot of power, and not worth a lot. I was able to learn the basics of how to ride pretty fast. I owned it for 2 years but I got a suzuki katana about 3-4 months after I started riding.
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Ye olde Honda CBR250 was a good bike. enough power for me to get on the freeways and learn my way around the clutch without rocketing out from under me.
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I had a BMW R60 /2 that was already a 20 year old classic when I got it. I liked the old-time look and it was simple to work on and putz around on. Looking back, it was heavy and underpowered. The new Rebel couldn't be a better choice for someone looking for a new first bike.
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My first bike until now was a Yamaha 850 Special. An '82 I believe. That bike weighs several tons, or so I remember.
Got a Honda PCX150 a few months ago and it has allowed me to ease back into riding, and it's a great commuter. But I have out grown it way sooner than I expected. There's lots of hills around these parts and sometimes you can get into a bit of a jamb without any acceleration left.
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post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 02:16 PM
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Well, my first bike would be the Honda Z50R. I was a wee young lad out tearing up the fields. Great little learner bike at such a young age.
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My first bike until now was a Yamaha 850 Special. An '82 I believe. That bike weighs several tons, or so I remember.
Got a Honda PCX150 a few months ago and it has allowed me to ease back into riding, and it's a great commuter. But I have out grown it way sooner than I expected. There's lots of hills around these parts and sometimes you can get into a bit of a jamb without any acceleration left.
That's a very large bike to learn on How was it ?!
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My first bike until now was a Yamaha 850 Special. An '82 I believe. That bike weighs several tons, or so I remember.
Got a Honda PCX150 a few months ago and it has allowed me to ease back into riding, and it's a great commuter. But I have out grown it way sooner than I expected. There's lots of hills around these parts and sometimes you can get into a bit of a jamb without any acceleration left.
Funny how the guys that used to own bigger bikes come back to the smaller CC ones, seen this play out often, not that there's anything wrong with that but its a good indication of how good smaller CC bikes like this are.
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That's a very large bike to learn on How was it ?!
I had been riding dirt bikes before that, but for my first street bike? Very bad idea. But it was one of those "too good a deal" to pass up.
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Darn... It sounds like it was a "handful" to say the least. How many times did you drop that one ?
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