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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by Mopster, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Hey everyone, dropping in to say g'day.

    I haven't ridden in years now, my last bike pretty much fell apart in 06 when I was doing my L's and I just wasn't in a financial position to repair it or buy a new bike. As a result I never finished the LAMS process and will be looking at buying a new bike early next year after my wedding. It's a long way off, but I'd like to get back into the scene, do some reading, chat with like minded folks and start learning before I swing my leg over a new bike.

    So thats it, g'day!
  2. Hey Mopster, welcome to NR and any ideas of what bike/style you like
  3. Thanks goddie, my fiance will tell you I spend FAR too much time looking at and talking about bikes.. I'm not wanting to spend more than 7-8 thousand, and am really peeved that I'm stuck with a LAMS bike but there seem to be some decent options out there now.

    I'm after something that is sporty, but still comfortable enough for a few hours in the saddle without a chiropractor visit the next day, and there are a few bikes that I quite like but of course my mind wont be made up until I have a sit on all of them.. so, what I like:

    Suzuki GSX650FU
    Suzuki SV650
    Hyosung GV650
    Hyosung GT650R

    To be honest though at this point I think the GSX would be exactly what I'm after (at least on paper), and I really like the way it looks.
  4. Good luck convincing your wife-to-be to have doughnuts for breakfast everyday on your honeymoon so you can spend a few more dollars on the bike.