I am a 64 yr old female and I had a few bikes in my youth. I then met my husband, he hated them, hence not been on one for over 40 years. Until, that is, last week.In a car park on a Honda 125 with an instructor. I have a full licence. I am hoping to go out with the guy a couple more times but all I want to do is get myself a bike and get back out there. I do know the dangers.I have looked at insurance from a Silverwing to a Bonneville and all the prices appear OK to me. My problem is, I just do not know what to get. I only have 30" inside leg but can manage the Honda Ok. Please could somebody suggest something for me?? I ALWAYS wanted a Bonneville but think perhaps it may be more sensible to start with something smaller? I dunno? But What?? Cheers. All replies welcomed.
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What budget have you got?
And what do you plan to use it for? (Commuting / touring / weekend blast?)
Have you a particular style of bike in mind?
Lots of bikes have lowering kits available, so leg length shouldn't be too much of a hindrance.
hard to pick a bike for someone else,not knowing then or there circumstances,have you looked at bikes like the Yamaha 535 Virago? ''anyway''
Hi Magzelliott48 and welcome to the site
Thanks for your reply.
Firstly, I will only be a fair weather rider, not going out in the pouring rain or snow. And as for style? well, I do not want a Sports type. More traditional I think, which is why I still like the look of the Bonneville (Type) as that is what I rode in the past. With SOooo many options available these days it really is, I feel, quite difficult?
Morning, thanks for your welcome.
I have not looked at the Virago, but will.
Since my husband died, he was only 67, money is now not an issue. I am going to spend my childrens inheritance before I too 'go' - not prematurely you understand (Hopefully).
Why not buy a £3 (USED BIKE GUIDE),it gives reports/rated on present bikes and previous,your talking naked/roadster bikes.
It also states seat heights.
advise from Jaffa90think i would go with that
Thanks for the info. I shall seek out a copy of the mag forthwith.
Thanks for your input. Ditto the above. I willbe in touch in due course.
It is lovely to be able to chat about my wishes without everybody coming down on me like a ton of bricks!!!
Welcome back to biking Magz, I take my hat off to you coming back after being off so long, have always said once you ride it stays in your blood forever. If you really want a Bonneville go for it, but just ride it within your limits and be careful, why not pop along to a local dealer and get a test ride or even just sit on one first to see if you feel comfortable on it.
Thanks for your post. Once I am sorted I will post back with my news. Thanks to all who responded to my question.