Hey guys, just been lurking about on your setup checking out what it's all about and am making my first post now, so go easy.
Basically I'm an 18 year old University student wanting to get into motorcycling and the RS125 seems to be where it's at for people my age. My Dad's into bikes and has a couple himself and so I fancy joining the club.
Anyway, just a few queries really. I understand I've gotta do the CBT, Theory and Practical tests before I can get a 33hp RS.... Has anyone ever done the CBT then immediately passed their test - as in going straight from the CBT to the test without having a run about on a restricted bike of their own for a few months before stepping up to do the test? If possible I'd like to do this as I've already got my car license so I understand the fundamentals of the road etc. and wanna ride unrestricted ASAP. ? If this isn't possible, is it easy enough to practice on someone elses bike prior to taking the test myself? Sort of like rent a bike to learn on like one rents a car when learning to drive a car?
Other question is with regards to insurance - what sort of price will I be looking at for 3rd party fire & theft? I'll probably be 19 by the time I buy the bike and I guess I'd be looking at a c.2000 model as I'll have about £1,500 to spend on the bike. Will the insurance be around £800?
Hope someone can be of help, cheers.