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    Looking for a pair of bikes to go wandering and exploring about Lanzarote on. Don't need to be competition spec, but need to be fairly competent. Some errm, steep hills

    Will be buying new, so need to be reasonably priced.

    Initially we'll have to get SWMBO a 125, then upgrade when she has passed her test.

    Any decent 125s ? Don't care about 12BHP or whatever as I don't expect they'll check over there


    I'd want summat a bit quick so maybe a 450 ? And a 250 for the missus after her test?

    And will need to be road legal.

    I have little knowledge in this area, so let's 'ave it

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Do they have to be road legal, in the UK or Lanzagrotty?

    I also guess you'll be wanting to do as little maintenance as possible and you'll need to be able to buy them brand new (here or Grotty?)

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Do they have to be road legal, in the UK or Lanzagrotty?

    I also guess you'll be wanting to do as little maintenance as possible and you'll need to be able to buy them brand new (here or Grotty?)
    Will need to be road legal so we can ride to and from places to ride.

    We'll be buying new, over there

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    You're probably going to be restricted by bike availability over there. You'll need to google what stealerships they have, etc..

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Oh, another question.

    Will Penny be limited to 125 as per he UK license, or will the laws of a foreign country come in to play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    You're probably going to be restricted by bike availability over there. You'll need to google what stealerships they have, etc..
    Will have a look when we are over there at Xmas. We could buy them here and drag them over there on the trailer.

    But, assuming we can get same there as here, what should we go for ?



    Looked on Bike Trader and WR125s are stupid prices. But KLX250 and Honda CRF250 seem OK

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Panigale.

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Panigale.
    I will be taking the GSXR for daft stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I will be taking the GSXR for daft stuff
    Get some knobblies for the gixer, sorted!

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    XR125 for the mrs, XR450 (or a 250) for yerself.

    Secondhand values fluctuate wildly so you could end up making a profit when you're done.

    S.

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    XR125 for the mrs, XR450 (or a 250) for yerself.

    Secondhand values fluctuate wildly so you could end up making a profit when you're done.

    S.
    Cheers

    EDIT, can't find any new XR250 or 450

    DO they still make them ?
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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    Except Honda didn't make a factory XR450

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    If you are new to off roading and riding with a novice on a 125, then I wouldn't go for a 450. A CRF250x would do the job as would a WR250, really depends on what you can get hold of out there.

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    As said above for road legal you need a 250 x model, (endure bike) also has electric start(absolute godsend) the 250 is an mx bike not road legal no electric start.
    You have that and get your mrs the 125 and when she and you want to move up get yourself 450 and give her the 250x-be careful that your mrs may struggle with height on off road bikes.

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    Default Re: Hmm, What Bikes Do We Need ?

    OK I'm set on the CRF250L as comes highly recommend.

    But it's only 22BHP

    Is that enough?

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