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Old 08 November 2012, 18:04   #1
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Passed my bike test! What next??

Passed my full bike test today!! with only 1 minor for saying the wrong tyre tread depth nearly had a clean sheet. Now wanting to ditch my yamaha xt125x for a big supermoto! Anybody by anychance had any experience with any of these??

Suzuki drz400sm, KTM 690 lc4, honda fmx650 or hursbergs or husqvarna's??

im drifting towards the honda cause its cheapest but cheapest isnt always best!
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Old 08 November 2012, 18:36   #2
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Used to have an LC4, nice bike. Nothing ever came close to the grin factor of my old yammie IT250 tho ))

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Old 08 November 2012, 18:52   #3
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I've got a Husky 510TE for green laning. Think the supermoto one is similar - but a few more cc's. Make sure you have long legs..I don't. Goes like a rocket and wants to lift the front in the first 3 gears.
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Meant to say of those the LC4 would be my choice.
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Well done. Always a great feeling. Drz400 for me.
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Luke i race a honda cr250 and my son races a yz250 both converted to supermoto spec in speed hillclimb events , i also have a ktm 640 supermoto on the road and my son will race a 450 husky next year .all great fun bikes BUT only buy a supermoto for road use if it is a second vehicle /toy they are bloody uncomfortable unless they are the bigger less lairy versions .the honda or suzuki would be best allrounder the others more intense and more fun
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Well done from here too. And well done for going the supermoto route; the most fun I ever had on bikes was on my old CCM 644 DS.

This info is a bit out of date cos i got out of biking about 5 yrs ago but for what it's worth: Huskies and Bergs are too temperamental (though I stand to be corrected on this by Aries) and the Honda is really a commuter dressed up like a SM. The LC4 is a great bike but pricey and the Suzi would be cheaper and slightly less 'lairy' but easier to throw around. Be wary of 'proper' motards (YZF400s et al) they need rebuilding a lot if you use them hard; it's essentially a race bike. If you see a good looking CCM 404 then you could do worse; it's the same motor as the DRZ and they got very good reviews when they came out. Some people will tell you to avoid CCM due to build quality but mine was great. The 644 was cast Iron and you could throw it down a lift shaft and it's keep going.

Oh and make sure the first things on your shopping list are a short front mudguard and bark busters if it doesn't already have 'em .

All this has made me quite nostalgic... I'm off to cry into my tea. Have fun!
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cheers guys!! Definatly wanna stay 4 stroke.....mostly because of the sound! Been trawling through some websites & these are a few ive found...

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201244490647910/sort/priceasc/usedbikes/body-type/super_moto/price-to/3000/cc-from/400cc/page/2/radius/1500/postcode/bh192ns?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201141421220251/sort/priceasc/usedbikes/body-type/super_moto/cc-from/400cc/page/1/quicksearch/true/postcode/bh192ns/radius/1500?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201240486956415/sort/priceasc/usedbikes/body-type/super_moto/price-to/3000/cc-from/400cc/radius/1500/postcode/bh192ns/page/2?logcode=p

The KTM is definatly my favourite from what you guys have said, this ones in my price range, after market exhaust.....& just looks great!!

Anybody wanna buy a yamaha xt125x?
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What you really want is a KTM Superenduro - puts the Oooh back into hooligan!

And a donor card.
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well that cancels out the KTM SMC....over 2k for fully comp, and 1.7k for third party fire & theft insurance!!! would be cheaper to get a car then. So far ive had quotes for the husky & suzuki for 1k 3rd part fire & theft. The honda fmx is 1.2k to insure but is the cheapest bike.

Im only going to have a bike till i can afford to drive, so trying to keep things cheap! So should only have it for a year then sell it again. Think it norrows it down to the honda & suzuki
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