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    Hi, everyone I have never ridden a bike before but hey it is never to late to start something new right, but i am stuck in a dilemma hope you'll will be able to help me out.To start with I have only ridden a activa once and got the hand of it in a go,So my first question is that how hard or easy would i be able to ride a bike?. None of my friends have a bike so I have no used bike on which i can learn to ride however one of my friends knows to ride one and has told me he will tech me if i get a bike , so my second question is that i am planning to purchase a susuki Gixxer 155cc to start with is it OK to start learning on a new bike?. I know many of you'll will tell go me for a second hand bike , but i was thinking rather buying a used one first and then a new one might as well by a new one all together , I have not kept this option closed so i am open to suggestions .Thanks in advance .
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    An oft repeated question. It depends on the individual entirely. If you think you are responsible enough to look after your new bike, then go for it. If you are one of those young 'uns who believe in a crash course, then buy a used bike!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by denoxx View Post
    Hi, everyone I have never ridden a bike before but hey it is never to late to start something new right, but i am stuck in a dilemma hope you'll will be able to help me out.To start with I have only ridden a activa once and got the hand of it in a go,So my first question is that how hard or easy would i be able to ride a bike?. None of my friends have a bike so I have no used bike on which i can learn to ride however one of my friends knows to ride one and has told me he will tech me if i get a bike , so my second question is that i am planning to purchase a susuki Gixxer 155cc to start with is it OK to start learning on a new bike?. I know many of you'll will tell go me for a second hand bike , but i was thinking rather buying a used one first and then a new one might as well by a new one all together , I have not kept this option closed so i am open to suggestions .Thanks in advance .
    Hello There,

    Irrespective of your age, If you have graduated from cycling to gearless scooters and then geared bikes, there should be very little risk.
    Since you have used activa for a while you do have an idea of the throttle and brakes, just need to get hold of the gear shifting and associated things. Ask around for a mature and level headed biker in your community and then request for riding "lessons" instead of going for a friend who is from same peer group. If you have brought the bike with your hard earned money, you would be more than careful with how you ride it and also take good care of it.
    Used bikes come with a set of their own headaches and think 10 times before buying one specially if buying from a dealer. If going for a used bike, get a spelndor or any 100 cc bike that is in reasonably good shape and once you are very confident with riding a geared bike, upgrade to a more powerful one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denoxx View Post
    Hi, everyone I have never ridden a bike before but hey it is never to late to start something new right, but i am stuck in a dilemma hope you'll will be able to help me out.To start with I have only ridden a activa once and got the hand of it in a go,So my first question is that how hard or easy would i be able to ride a bike?. None of my friends have a bike so I have no used bike on which i can learn to ride however one of my friends knows to ride one and has told me he will tech me if i get a bike , so my second question is that i am planning to purchase a susuki Gixxer 155cc to start with is it OK to start learning on a new bike?. I know many of you'll will tell go me for a second hand bike , but i was thinking rather buying a used one first and then a new one might as well by a new one all together , I have not kept this option closed so i am open to suggestions .Thanks in advance .
    Let me tell you how I learned. Back in the day when Hero Honda were together, I graduated from Cycle riding to Passion Pro. If you can balance the motorcycle easily then you are ready to learn to ride it. However for the first couple of weeks you cannot ride your bike in the city or for daily commute. You will still have to use your previous method of transportation. You will need to learn riding your bike first specially during nights after work of college timings or during the day on weekends.

    You can safely purchase the Gixxer and learn on it during the nights or on weekends but you shouldnt ride it for daily commutes. Initially you may fall, thats ok, engine will be safe, you may scratches on the bike here and there. Thats fine, it doesnt cost much to fix it. Once you get hang of it, the bike is there to keep.

    Buying a second hand bike and then a new bike is just pointless considering the cost of repairing the damage of a new bike isnt that significant. And for a sub 200cc bike it makes even less sense to get a second hand bike just for practice. Get a new bike, it will serve you for atleast 5 years.

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions , i think i am ready for a new motorcycle and as per your suggestion i will learn to ride in my by lanes before i start using it for my daily commute,thanks once again
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    Quote Originally Posted by denoxx View Post
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions , i think i am ready for a new motorcycle and as per your suggestion i will learn to ride in my by lanes before i start using it for my daily commute,thanks once again
    Thank you denoxx. Since I was facing the same problem about my first bike as I too am new to biking and am currently using my uncle's activa. I have ridden my friend's pulsar (the one with the round headlamp)and faced no problem in gearshifting and balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KID MONK View Post
    Thank you denoxx. Since I was facing the same problem about my first bike as I too am new to biking and am currently using my uncle's activa. I have ridden my friend's pulsar (the one with the round headlamp)and faced no problem in gearshifting and balance.
    Thats a pretty old bike, practice riding on a newer motorcycle. Technology has come a long way since then.

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    Default Re: I am a beginner ,Is it ok to start learning on a new bike.

    my suggestion is before taking to city learn on open road first thing,
    secondly,u wont become peefect until u remove 360 or 8 structure on a small road once u did that ul be qualified n pls ger a license ur post says u require geared licenc so do tht most imp thn buying a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by denoxx View Post
    Hi, everyone I have never ridden a bike before but hey it is never to late to start something new right, but i am stuck in a dilemma hope you'll will be able to help me out.To start with I have only ridden a activa once and got the hand of it in a go,So my first question is that how hard or easy would i be able to ride a bike?. None of my friends have a bike so I have no used bike on which i can learn to ride however one of my friends knows to ride one and has told me he will tech me if i get a bike , so my second question is that i am planning to purchase a susuki Gixxer 155cc to start with is it OK to start learning on a new bike?. I know many of you'll will tell go me for a second hand bike , but i was thinking rather buying a used one first and then a new one might as well by a new one all together , I have not kept this option closed so i am open to suggestions .Thanks in advance .

    Step1 - Get the basics in your mind. Ask a friend or someone older than you
    Step2 - Just grab a bike(your father's or one from your family)
    Step3 - Just ride that thing!!!
    Step4 - don't go changing gears so early.. get your hand on the clutch and throttle.

    Note. - I started on my uncle's 2-stroke vespa which i stole one early morning, at which point i didn't even know how to ride a bicycle!!! So if someone is there to teach you, then great!! but just ride the damn thing, whatever it is new or old!! It doesn't matter!! You'll be ready enough when you would want to own your own bike.

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    Note. - I started on my uncle's 2-stroke vespa which i stole one early morning, at which point i didn't even know how to ride a bicycle!!! So if someone is there to teach you, then great!! but just ride the damn thing, whatever it is new or old!! It doesn't matter!! You'll be ready enough when you would want to own your own bike.
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