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    Default New and looking to buy

    Hi I'm Ben from Cape Town.

    Always loved bikes but never owned one due to, lets say the course of life?
    I used to have dreams in high school of owning a Honda LS 125 R but back then I knew I had legs for a reason so had to use them.

    Currently my situations may "force" me to justify the means to finally get a bike. I will probably do a more in depth thread under the relevant topic/heading but in short I am looking for a easy to self- maintain commuting bike.

    I'm only looking for a decent SR 250 or CBX 250 (perhaps a YBR 250 or GN 250 even) in the Western Cape. Found a very nice SR 250 in perfect condition however I know I should probably not scratch this itch and first get my learners, training and gear. Just scared this may be a once in a time deal but we can discuss that on the main topic I assume.

    Thanks in advance for all the tips ^^

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    Welcome!. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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    Welcome!

    Maybe do a beginner training first, the courses I know up in JHB usually supply basic gear (helmet, gloves, and jacket) and a bike for the training.
    See if it's for you first, before going out and buying all the gear and bike.

    Regarding the bike: Like everyone always says here "try them both and see which one you like", personally I'd just go for the Honda CBX250 if you find one

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    Hey thanks guys

    yes I've looked at a few training places here in the Western Cape. Good prices.

    Also have a separate discussion here so the guys give me some good tips.
    http://forum.thinkbike.co.za/showthr...61#post1170861

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    Hey Ben

    Welcome to the forum.

    I've responded to your other post already. Good luck, and congrats on the newcomer
    Ride so you can ride again tomorrow.
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    Hey Ben

    Saw you are going with the CBX on the other thread and you seem to like the cafe racer style but just thought I would let you know I have been very happy with my CBR250R and she is not as slow as everyone likes to make out... ... so if you want something with a bit more power maybe look at the CBR250R or even the Ninja 250 / 300 seem to be quite popular and you might find one or two going down this way with low mileage for a decent price.

    But good luck with the CBX they also seem to be popular with beginners and it sounds like you have found a good one so hopefully it will be the start of a beautiful friendship
    "What's worth the prize is always worth the fight" Nickelback


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    Hi Colleen. Thanks a lot. I like both the Ninja 250 and CBR 250 but alas they're still a bit to expensive. Same with the KTM 200 and 390. I could afford one maybe or even a NC700 but every bit of savings I use could've been used on the baby which is obviously my main priority^^ So going for the cheapest best option possible seems like a decent CBX. This way I spend the least of money for quality still and have the savings left for the pinkfoot.

    Main objective: To get a second vehicle so my wife can use the main car in case emergencies. Then a bonus would be commuting on a bike. I'll aim to only stick with commuting even if the bike bug bites. I buy stuff for for a purpose not for fun only^^..


    ..Though the fun is a bonus.. Luckily this whole situation justifies the means to finally get a bike.. but don't tell anyone

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