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Hey everyone,

Well getting my L's soon and im in the market for a new bike.
Iv got a couple on my list, im looking for a cheap (under $4000) sports bike. Heres whats on my list.

Aprilia RS-125 (most likely not getting this because of price and availability)

Honda NSR-150

Honda CBR-250RR

and I need everyones help on this one all the reviews possible.

KYMCO QUANNAN 125 (found this for sale at Gosford bikes a 2009 model on zero for $3,490. What does everyone think of this? Its a very nice looking bike but I want something with good accerlation and speed (not to get me killed) and something which is light and sporty.

and last im mainly using it to commute to school and back.. Im also a trainee pilot so il be going to the airport on weekends. Im also interested in cruising on the bike so i want something thats speedy and economical.

Thanks everyone for your help.

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oh and I know I am going to crash at one point or another... I love the MC22s but I dont want to pay at least $4000 for it then eff it up in a low slide or crash... Should I be better off buying a NSR150 thrash it around etc then when I get my Ps or something get a MC22?
 

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looking at 2 strokes?
do you know how to work on bikes?
coz 2 strokes require more maintenance than 4 strokes

so if you dont know how or would rather not work that often on maintaining your bike, your better off getting a 4 stroke

also 2 strokes use up more petrol, and you mix oil with petrol when you fill up
all this for a bit of extra power and acceleration isn't really worth it if your looking for a commuting bike only

so i guess you should decide if your looking for a bike for commuting or commuting + a lot of trackdays
if your planning to go on a few trackdays then maybe get a 2 stroker
but otherwise, 4 strokes are much better for commuting

kymco, hmm looked it up
ive never ridden one so dont make up your mind based on my answer
but anyway heres some stuff to think about
1. its chinese, i've never heard good stuff about any chinese bike, but i've never heard or read any reviews about kymco
2. its 125 cc, single cylinder, so if your looking for a bike with good acceleration and power/speed, this isnt it

if your gonna buy a used bike, i should strongly suggest that you get a mechanic to check it over before you buy it
specially if its a 20 year old cibby
there could be a lot of stuff wrong with it which you might not be aware of unless you know what your looking for
 

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Just get the cibby.
 

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Thanks Viper helped alot though i didnt know it was chinese. Also everyone what do u think of the NSR-150? Is it good for my needs?
 

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thats alright
one thing to do before you buy a bike is RESEARCH THE HELL OUT OF IT
look up reviews and everything

im glad i did, or i would've ended up with a megelli lying dead in my garage with only 10ks on it[hr]
the nsr is powerful, but thats all im gonna say since i've never ridden one, nor am i completely aware of its specs
all i know is, i saw this big guy riding it once, and it looked like he was riding a pocket bike, primarily coz he was probably 6 feet tall and probably weighed a hundred kilos
also im pretty sure thats its a 2 stroke as well, so if your not looking for a 2 stroker, no point going down that path
 

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250rr mc22 is the best bike, i got mine for my l's and the best choice i made, light so very easy to ride, parts are everywhere and there very fast for a 250
 

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ive ridden the first 3 and recommend the cbr....
the rs125 is very light and nimble but powerband isnt that large......
nsr is a little better power wise compared to rs but i prefer the cbr still.
both the nsr and rs feel much smaller and lighter and flickable than cbr....
rs has nice styling imo and tacho and stuff is quite modern.
parts for nsr adn rs arent readily as available.

kymwho?!?!
 

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i was undee the impression that the NSR and Aprillia arent legal for L platers.
CBR250 is the go i rekon.
and dont get a 125 cbr you'll be bored of it in about 10mins.
 

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crazylegs said:
i was undee the impression that the NSR and Aprillia arent legal for L platers.
CBR250 is the go i rekon.
and dont get a 125 cbr you'll be bored of it in about 10mins.
Pretty sure the NSR150 and RS125 are under 150kw/tonne so LAMS legal. Older brothers are definitely out.
 

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Apparently the NSR 150 was notorious for seizure when ridden at ~100 kph for extended periods of time.

Dont know what models/year the problems were in.
 

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I got my ciblet because of the huge amount of information that was available for them, like this site. Also that they are like a commodore or falcon,, they are pretty common hence alot of parts still around for a 20 year old bike.
 

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majority of people on here will reply! get a cbr250rr ! hehe.

so heres my 2c worth!

"GETMC22" ;)
 

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viper33 said:
looking at 2 strokes?
do you know how to work on bikes?
coz 2 strokes require more maintenance than 4 strokes

so if you dont know how or would rather not work that often on maintaining your bike, your better off getting a 4 stroke

also 2 strokes use up more petrol, and you mix oil with petrol when you fill up
all this for a bit of extra power and acceleration isn't really worth it if your looking for a commuting bike only

so i guess you should decide if your looking for a bike for commuting or commuting + a lot of trackdays
if your planning to go on a few trackdays then maybe get a 2 stroker
but otherwise, 4 strokes are much better for commuting

kymco, hmm looked it up
ive never ridden one so dont make up your mind based on my answer
but anyway heres some stuff to think about
1. its chinese, i've never heard good stuff about any chinese bike, but i've never heard or read any reviews about kymco
2. its 125 cc, single cylinder, so if your looking for a bike with good acceleration and power/speed, this isnt it

if your gonna buy a used bike, i should strongly suggest that you get a mechanic to check it over before you buy it
specially if its a 20 year old cibby
there could be a lot of stuff wrong with it which you might not be aware of unless you know what your looking for
2T's don't require more maintanece.
They also don't need to have oil mixed with the fuel every time it needs filling up.
Nor do they drink more fuel.

I know as I own and ride both..;)
 

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i might be wrong about the mixture, as it might have an injection system

but im still a hundred percent sure that 2 strokes use up more petrol and require more maintenance

i can explain the petrol part in more detail if you want?
 

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I would go the CBR as it's a great, fun bike to learn on and it's got plenty of zip for a 250. Parts are easy to come by and if you are even slightly interested you can do most of the servicing yourself saving alot of $$. There are lot's on the market at the moment but just like buying anything mechanical, I would make sure you get it checked out properly before buying. Also, take out the bikes for a spin that you are interested in and decide for yourself how the feel, handle, power etc is.
If you intend on "thrashing" about on a NSR150 I think you'll get bored very quick and may prefer to ride a BMX downhill for kicks :nod:
 
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