Worlds fastest Amish
- Feb 18, 2007
- Kouvostoliitto, Finland
- Various BMWs, a Swift cabrio, Benelli TreK
I know what it is, I am just surprised you got one. For some reason, you were one of the last people I would put in the "motorcyclist" box.
gaasc: "I'm going to buy a motorcycle"err...sorry to disappoint...I kinda bought the Corolla instead. I was sharing a commute with an elderly woman in the old world. ?
The CB1100 is a whole lot of bike. It's manageable, but not at all what I would recommend as a first or even second bike - especially if you are starting with at 125. I would probably go to a 300-400cc after the 125; this segment is exploding, which means lots of used bikes are out there or will be soon (depending on which model and year you are looking at). Here are some of the options:In all honesty, I have been looking at that Trail 125 with great interest. For someone who has had a total of one lesson on a completely inappropriate bike, it seems easy and inoffensive enough to ride it plateless for a couple of months to learn, cheap enough to be okay and for me to not feel bad when I dump it (I have been reliably informed that is indeed a when.) and should let me find out what biking makes me feel and what I like or not about it before I move to bigger and better bikes (I admit without shame that I feel things I really shouldn't about a bike when I look at a CB1100, but will I actually enjoy riding enough to justify it? or would I prefer bombing around broken pavement and urban exploration on a G310S, or just cruising very slowly in an old PC800...yes, I have been thinking about this for a while...)