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  • Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

    Background:

    I've been a car guy for most of the time until my cousin purchased a Thunderbird 350 in 2014, which made me love the bikes. I always wanted a bike for myself but I don't even know how to ride a bike yet and instead,I've purchased an Aprilia SR150 in July 2018 just to have a feel of a sportsbike after fighting a lot with my parents, who are against bikes.

    Before Aprilia, I used to ride an 2012 Access 125, which was my grandfather's and still available but mom sent it to her workplace as it is rarely used since I bought the Aprilia and I did around 8,000 Kms on Access in 10 months before I bought an Aprilia. Now,coming to the topic, I​'m the guy who knows how to ride a gearless one, but dont know how to ride a geared bike and planning to buy a bike, which is best for a beginner and who is about to learn riding a bike and my budget is Rs.3L as I don't want to spend more than Rs.3L for a first bike.

    BTW, my height is around 5'7-5'8 and weight around 80 Kgs as of now. Bikes I've considered are Duke 250/390, R15 V3, RE Classic 350, FZ25 and RE 650 twins. I know that RE 650 twins is too overboard as a first bike but considering it coz I like its looks. But,not considering KTM RC due to aggressive seating position and few people warned me not to go for KTM's as its an accident prone bike(no offence to KTM owners) and my requirements are the bike should be light in weight (atleast for my height), good seating position and mainly looks and features as this will be my first bike.
    Last edited by xBhp; 05-08-2020, 10:35 AM.
    2018 Aprilia SR150-Black Venom-My one and only love


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    Re: Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

    Hello and welcome to the family.

    Do let us know what you think of the Aprilia SR150 from a beginner's point of view.

    Also, about suggestions for a new motorcycle, you can post your query in the What Bike section of the forum and our community members will be more than happy to help you out.

    Stay home. Stay safe.

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      Re: Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

      I am going to Purchase the Aprilia SXR 160 ABS BS6 this year end and I shall give reviews . I am planning to exchange it with my 5 year old Duke 200 BS3 NONABS 2014 model
      Originally posted by xBhp View Post
      Hello and welcome to the family.

      Do let us know what you think of the Aprilia SR150 from a beginner's point of view.

      Also, about suggestions for a new motorcycle, you can post your query in the What Bike section of the forum and our community members will be more than happy to help you out.

      Stay home. Stay safe.
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        Re: Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

        Originally posted by abhi.9070 View Post
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        For now get a second hand cheap pulsar learn on that and then save up for a RE twin. If RE is not to your taste, see the Dukes, I would remove the R15 because of its dedicated track nature, RE 350 vibrates has quality issues, Fz25 seems to the step child of yamaha, who are really focussed on the r15 and the mt15

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          Re: Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

          Originally posted by abhi.9070 View Post
          few people warned me not to go for KTM's as its an accident prone bike(no offence to KTM owners)
          The first thing you need to do is stop going to those 'few people' for advice. There is absolutely nothing about KTM's that make them accident prone. They have decent disc brakes, enough power to get you out of a jam, good tires & suspension, ABS, etc. all of which makes them much safer than your average 'safe' hero honda or bajaj commuter motorcycle. Get advice from people who can distinguish between 'accident prone' riders, and 'accident prone' motorcycles.

          Your universe of choices is far too broad. You are going get a bunch of opinions from people in this thread, but they will all be personal preferences and not the right answer for you. You need to test ride a bunch of bikes and decide what kind you enjoy riding.

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            Re: Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

            Originally posted by abhi.9070 View Post
            but dont know how to ride a geared bike and planning to buy a bike
            Bikes don't cause accidents, people do.

            If you do not know how to ride a bike then please DO NOT buy a bike now. I'm not trying to discourage you but I don't recommend this. Learning to ride bike on new bike is a disaster waiting to happen. You may wreck yourself and obviously the bike.

            Get your hands on an old 100-125cc bike and learn to ride a motorcycle first and up-skill yourself. This should be the first step. After sales, service, maintenance etc etc is completely another ball game. Borrow someones 100-125cc bike. Get some cheap gloves, knee pads and elbow pads or borrow from someone. This way your family members will also feel at peace. Learn for at least few months everyday and then buy something at 150cc and under 20 HP.

            Some of the bikes you have mentioned are definitely not bikes that are 'first bikes' specially for someone who doesn't know riding motorcycles. How are you even planning on buying a bike without test riding, since you can't ride a bike?

            This may sound a bit harsh but I really don't recommend your plan.

            Cheers!! Good luck!
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              Re: Bike for a beginner,who has an Aprilia SR150

              Originally posted by abhi.9070 View Post
              Background:

              I've been a car guy for most of the time until my cousin purchased a Thunderbird 350 in 2014, which made me love the bikes. I always wanted a bike for myself but I don't even know how to ride a bike yet and instead,I've purchased an Aprilia SR150 in July 2018 just to have a feel of a sportsbike after fighting a lot with my parents, who are against bikes.

              Before Aprilia, I used to ride an 2012 Access 125, which was my grandfather's and still available but mom sent it to her workplace as it is rarely used since I bought the Aprilia and I did around 8,000 Kms on Access in 10 months before I bought an Aprilia. Now,coming to the topic, I​'m the guy who knows how to ride a gearless one, but dont know how to ride a geared bike and planning to buy a bike, which is best for a beginner and who is about to learn riding a bike and my budget is Rs.3L as I don't want to spend more than Rs.3L for a first bike.

              BTW, my height is around 5'7-5'8 and weight around 80 Kgs as of now. Bikes I've considered are Duke 250/390, R15 V3, RE Classic 350, FZ25 and RE 650 twins. I know that RE 650 twins is too overboard as a first bike but considering it coz I like its looks. But,not considering KTM RC due to aggressive seating position and few people warned me not to go for KTM's as its an accident prone bike(no offence to KTM owners) and my requirements are the bike should be light in weight (atleast for my height), good seating position and mainly looks and features as this will be my first bike.
              Okay I'll bite,

              You'll hear a lot of personal opinions on what you should and should not do. IMHO, and note this is an opinion. Here is what I recommend

              1) Do not buy any of the REs. Not for power and torque reasons, but weight ones

              2) Buy a light bike with quality (Bybre) brakes and ABS

              3) Rent a Pulsar 150 or whatever is available for cheap, ride it for a couple of weeks and learn how to ride and pass your test on it.

              4) Buy the KTM390 or one of the performance TVS models and ride it on weekend mornings without traffic for 1-5K Kms, then slowly start riding in the city.

              5) Contrary to popular belief the rear brakes aren't only way to brake, don't be afraid of using the front brakes and don't forget about engine braking.

              Most importantly, buy quality great. Jacket, pants, helmet, gloves and shoes. It's not going to be cheap so be prepared to buy a cheaper bike than you'd intended
              Last edited by theEntreriCode; 08-08-2020, 07:53 PM.

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