first post, please be gentle...
it's that time of year again where i watch everyone ride about in the sun and i get hit with the overwhelming sense of jealousy. This is the year it changes!!
I don't have my license, although i did do my CBT 18months ago. I'm 30 this year, and i have always been put off by the thought of paying through the nose for a decent 125. So here's my plan, and someone please give me their honest opinion...
I plan to buy a 400cc bike (around 1990's) and have it restricted. Do my training and test on this bike, (not sure for either A2 or direct access). I will then either leave the restriction on the bike for 2 years, or if direct access, leave it until i am a lot more confident on the road. Is this a sensible way to go? I have had a car license for about 10 years now so pretty road aware, but i appreciate on a bike it'll be totally different.
Can someone also please give me a link to a decent website for riding clothes/helmets etc so i can start getting an estimate for price of starting up? Sorry if this has been done a few times before, and any opinions appreciated.