You only go as fast as you twist the throttle! Take your time learning the new bike and you will be safe and come to be very pleased with your decision! Welcome from NJ. USA.Hey everyone. First Post and new rider here. Thanks for hosting a great site full of information. I'm really happy to have joined. So on to my question.
I'm new to riding and have had my licence for about 4 months and have ridden around 800 miles or so on a Zontes Mantis 125cc buzz box to get some experience (as I was advised to here in the UK) but have come to truly loath its lack of pull (don't even think of going up a hill above 3rd and doing more than 35mph). It's almost a pushbike.
That said I come back with a smile on my face every time I ride it as I love riding. So on to my big question...
Is there a bike that's too big for me as a newb? I have fallen in love with the Victory Kingpin which is roughly 17x the engine capacity of my current bike. I am struggling to find a good reason not to buy it. Am I being stupid here? My instructor advised I get a 125cc then a 600-800cc before going for a bigger bike. I'm not riding super sports here its a cruiser.
For info I'm a 29, 6ft 3in tall male weighing 94kg (207lb).
Help a newb and let me know what you think!