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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by Ration, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Hey guys, long time reader, first time poster ;)

    I've just moved into college in the ACT and am about to transfer licenses and in the process get my bike license (booked a stay upright course :) )

    Always had a passion for bikes, from the first time we hooned around my mates farm on his old dirt bikes. Since then I was hooked, and have followed motogp and eagerly awaited my first bike purchase.

    Anyway, currently have my eye on either an '02 RS125 going for $3200 or a '91 CBR250rr for $2700. I am well aware how often the CBR's are the first pick for learner riders and so tend to be violently thrashed and may end up costing me a fortune to have fixed up, and that the Aprilia requires engine rebuilds ~12000 and 30000 ks for top and bottom respectively.

    My question to you NetRider: Is a saving of $500 worth the possible consquences of getting a possibly thrashed to pieces bike that only has a bit more grunt, or to I go for the sleeker, more modern Italian sportsbike?

  2. go the RS, ill tell you why when I get to ride mine :)
  3. Hiya and welcome!

    Aren't there newer CBR250s around??
  4. Welcome aboard mate.
    Apart from bike price differences (which don't indicate any accuracy of a bike's mechanics etc) or possibilities of a bike being thrashed, your best bet is to have a prospective bike looked over thoroughly before you commit to a purchase.
    Not all CBRs have been thrashed so you may luckily stumble on a well looked after keeper by perhaps investing some coin to have it examined carefully.
    Enjoy the forums.
  5. Welcome to NR.