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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! Beginner from London!

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My name is Konrad and I new here!
Last time I passed my driving licence and I thinking about my first motorcycle.

I wanna buy Kawasaki Z125.
It is good for beginner?
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I couldn't think of a better beginner bike.
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Depends on what you want to do. Z125 is a great beginner bike, but I would call it more of a scooter than a 'real' motorcycle. If you plan on just farting around town, it's awesome. If you want to go off into the country side and/or hop on a freeway, then not so much. I find if the road speeds are 45 MPH (~72 KPH) or less, the Z is perfect.


Beginner wise, it's hard to beat. Low seat height so you can easily touch the ground. Forgiving clutch. Not fast enough to get you into any 'real' trouble if you panic (although I did break my arm when I totaled my first one). And it's stupid enough that you can leave your ego at the door.


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 09:27 AM
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^Great summary^

I will add that because of the licensing system in the UK you have a massively greater selection of cool small bikes at your disposal.

When it comes to beginner bikes a $900 junker* is nearly always a better option than a $3200 brand spankin' new bike.

*Used, abused, may need a carb rebuild, but still rides well.

Dropped a gear... . . . . . . . . . . ...still here

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^^ This. Everyone drops their first bike.


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You also can't get our Z125 over there, theirs has the 16 or 17 inch wheels and 14 horsepower.

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^^ This. Everyone drops their first bike.
I dropped it the same day I finished putting it back together from the first drop
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I dropped it the same day I finished putting it back together from the first drop
LOL. Nothing attracts pavement better than fresh paint.
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