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« on: September 06, 2019, 03:31:33 AM »

Hi! My name is Konrad
I passed my driving licence last month and I thinking about my first motorcycle!

Do You think that Honda CB1 is good for begginer like me?
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Thanks for Your help!
Have a nice day!
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 07:26:22 PM »

Hi Konrad, welcome.

They're great bikes and always have been, but it's worth remembering they are now 30 years old. You'll need to be in a position to fix whatever age related stuff potentially comes up yourself, or know someone who can help. Some parts which get damaged in drops and crashes are getting hard to find now too.

Let us know if you get one, and happy to help with any questions you may have
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 04:05:07 AM »

No!
Have you considered beginning on a newer, less complex, less high revving and less valuable Suzuki GS500?
Once you spend a year learning how to ride, maintain, and fix motorcycles a 30 year old cult classic CB-1 would be a great bike!!

Even Meghan Markle got some time in the saddle with a first husband before going after the prince!!!


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 10:29:12 AM »

I was a motorcycle safety instructor for years.

I'd recommend something with less cylinders.  The high revving -1 doesn't seem normal for people not used to bikes.

An SV650 is the best possible bike. I rode 1100 miles in 22 hours on one and put a knee down at the track. Parts are cheap and available from the dealer or eBay.  The "N" model is comfy. Suzuki sold a million SVs.  You can tour, race or commute on it. You will never outgrow it and they are so reliable.

I started riding again on a -1 after riding dirt bikes as a kid and it was fine but an SV is a better bike.  The -1 is a special bike but not, maybe, a first or only bike.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 08:34:13 AM »

Yes! A voice of reason. Letting a new rider know that a CB-1 isn't a good fit is sound advice. Right, Spurlock?
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