After browsing through previous posts about first bikes I wanted to ask for suggestions that are a bit more suited to my situation.
I'm 24, and after Umming and Arring for years about bikes I figured I'd give it a serious look and had a bash with the Get On scheme (brilliant idea btw) and now I'm even more keen to get riding.
I'm going to book a CBT, then a half day 125 hire or two, then have a crack at the DAS.
My commute is 20 miles and 45 mins by car, round the Leicester ring road and up the A46 dual carriage way, then down a few twisty A roads and through villages. I'll probably be out and up to no good on the weekends as well.
So I need a bike that can easily do dual carriage way speed and put a smile on my face on the weekend, but as I'm young and haven't had car insurance in my own name (Car licence for 6 years), the insurance is one of my main factors in selecting a bike.
I started out (foolishly) thinking a CBR600rr would be a good choice, cheapest quote was £10,000/year.
So I had a look at some less powerful bikes. Insurance group 9 seems to be ok, offering £500-800/year but you can't select a bike on insurance groups/horsepower alone, what do you guys think?