Originally Posted by South Thai Midget
Hoping it shouldn't be too long, like February before I can be a proper member of this board.
Despite having ridden 27 000 km in last 3 years on my Wave, I know I'm not really a motorcyclist. Have other people found the CB to be a good bike for someone with no (proper) motorcycling experience?
You are probably more a motorcyclist than some on this forum. For what it's worth, my 15 year-old Honda Dream now has over 200,000 km on the clock. About 115,000 km are mine over the past nine years or so. I had it overhauled at a cost of just over 4,000 baht at about 170,000 km, and it still has a good few years left in it.
I don't reckon on another quarter litre until I get back to may home country. The CBR250R looks to be a good choice, but let's see what the options are when the time comes.
I started riding as a kid on a CT90 (essentially a beefed up Cub with knobblies on), not too much different from the Wave. From that I had no problem making the transition to various other machines, despite various configurations and no auto clutch. You should have all the basic riding skills by now. More importantly, you should know how to cope with Thai traffic.
Despite the attitude of a few, you don't have to have a CBR250R (on time payment) and pimply kid dreams of getting something bigger to be a proper member of this forum.
Motorcyclists come in many forms, with different interests, and reasons for riding. The only common thing here is an interest in smaller motor cycles in general, and the CBR250 in particular.