I am normally a supercar guy who let's say did not like to share the road with bikers until a few months ago! And then one day a friend of mine turns up on my driveway with his Harley Davidson Iron 883 (about 5 weeks ago) and yes, you probably guessed what happeed next...The following week my new Harley 883 was in the garage next to the supercars but with one 'minor' problem....errrr,,,I didn't know how to ride it )) Wife wasn't amused either.
Fast forward a few weeks, I now have my CBT done (and passed) and also passed the theory test. Will take module 1 and 2 later this year to get my full license..
After getting the Harley, I was advised by a friend to get a 125cc bike just to practice.... so what did I do? Bought a brand new Chinese bike that resembles Harley sportster (It was very cheap so if I drop it etc, it wouldn't matter that much). It is the Keeway Superlight 125cc and so far pretty happy with it. Very easy to ride (and even the signalling is the same as Harley!)..So now two bikes in the garage and double the nagging from my lovely wife
Big day today! I have left home to go to the petrol station which is only 4 miles away all myself for the first time! Yay!. I have to admit, it was a little scary at first but went reasonably well. Checking the mirrors all the time on the country road (praying that no one comes with speed but of course someone has, A little panic but kept my cool and he passed me really fast)....After paying the petrol, there was a little panic as I couldn't find my motorbike keys - realising I forgot them on the petrol cap...another lesson quickly learned
Now the real question is, what do you suggest I do post-CBT? Do you think I should practice with the 125cc a few months and feel really comfortable on the road then proceed with the modules1&2 or do you think I shal do the modules anyway and proceed to Harley as fast as possible (PS: Harley feels heavy and scary to me at the moment but can't wait to ride it properly either!) - I also have a crazy idea of visiting one of my friends who lives about 150 miles away - just using backroads and countryroads so I get some good practice....shall I do it with my 125cc or forget about it all togeter? Any advice will be very much appreciated.
Very nice being part of the community by the way and look forward to your replies.