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    First Motorcycle

    Hey,

    Im looking for someone around my age (16) preferably in Australia who would be able to tell me what kind of bike is good for a first bike, if I should get it new or used, and where are the best prices? my budget is $3000-$3500. 600cc max to be learner legal in australia, probably looking for sport.

    one im looking at now - https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/produ...ort/12-yzf-r15

    cheers.
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    what kind of model do you want ? (Supermotard/sportbike/naked bike/etc)
    How powerfull can the bike be ?
    and imo it's better to get an used one for 3000-3500$

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAYape View Post
    what kind of model do you want ? (Supermotard/sportbike/naked bike/etc)
    How powerfull can the bike be ?
    and imo it's better to get an used one for 3000-3500$
    600cc max to be learner legal in australia, probably looking for sport.

    one im looking at now - YZF-R15 | Yamaha Motor Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity View Post


    600cc max to be learner legal in australia, probably looking for sport.

    one im looking at now - YZF-R15 | Yamaha Motor Australia
    ohk .. :/i'm more into supermotards

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAYape View Post


    ohk .. :/i'm more into supermotards
    they look more expensive, are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity View Post


    they look more expensive, are they?
    Well a new one would cost between 7000-11000 euro .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAYape View Post


    Well a new one would cost between 7000-11000 euro .
    yea thats 10k+ here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAYape View Post


    ohk .. :/i'm more into supermotards
    They're not really a big thing here in Aus :L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity View Post


    yea thats 10k+ here.
    you could always buy a second hand bike .

    Quote Originally Posted by billybobjob123 View Post
    They're not really a big thing here in Aus :L
    well are there alot of straight roads in australia ?

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    i can sell you my shitty tricycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAYape View Post

    you could always buy a second hand bike .



    well are there alot of straight roads in australia ?
    Sure are, but Australians mostly drive big 4WD's since the roads are big, off road driving, the outback etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobjob123 View Post
    Sure are, but Australians mostly drive big 4WD's since the roads are big, off road driving, the outback etc
    if you do alot of offroad driving a supermoto will be a little bit more comfortable and prob more fun .

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    Okay, so there's like a whole shit load you need to know before you start riding and pick a bike honestly.

    First, let me ask you a few questions. You're looking for a sport style bike. However, there are two different riding positions on sport bikes and which position you prefer could very well be the deciding factor on the exact type of bike you select.

    What kind of roads do you plan to ride on, and what is the traffic like on these roads? (i.e. high/low density traffic on urban pavement / rural back roads / etc. as well as the average speed of the roads and such)
    What is your prior experience in riding bicycles / dirt bikes?
    What are the lengths of your rides that you plan on primarily using the bike for?
    What is your current weight/height?
    What is the insurance situation in Australia...?
    Are you okay with buying used?

    Also, that RZ15 is only 150cc's... That's a pretty dismal engine size.

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