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Just been looking at some costs of getting into motorcycling and its not cheap.

I started in November so since then

£2499 Yamaha XT125 Helmet Gloves Jacket Etc

£90 CBT

£178 Insurance

£540 DAS including theory and practical test to be taken in march

£3650 Yamaha R6

£298 Insurance

£45 Road fund licence

£7300 :unsure::blink::blink::blink:

Ouch is a word that springs to mind.

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£7300?.......Just think if that was translated to Dollars........it's be $14,369.42 :blink:

Hearing tales like this makes me glad I ride a 25y/o XT :huh: ......where my registration only costs me $35 every 2 years B) ....

& my Insurance runs me only $120 a year :thumb:

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I dont want to put you off or anything......but you do seem to have forgotten:

petrol, tyres, services, and all that trick kit you're gonna be desperate to purchase immediately.

But its not about money mate, that £7300 will be instantly forgotten as soon as you twist the grip on that R6!!! There aren't many feelings better than 0-60 in 3.3 and 0-100 in 7.2 !!!!!

BUY BUY BUY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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But its not about money mate, that £7300 will be instantly forgotten as soon as you twist the grip on that R6!!! There aren't many feelings better than 0-60 in 3.3 and 0-100 in 7.2 !!!!!

BUY BUY BUY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh it bought. I should have it later this week or early next week :D

Passed the theory today so that that out the way. DAS is now booked.

As for the other costs they werent overlooked that was just simply showing what it had cost me up to this point.

As for 0-60 and 0-100 :blink:B)

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it is expensive your right. just got me thinking and after some quick calculations its not really pretty.

yamaha tzr 50

helmets x2 (now as i grew out of first one)

gloves x3 (winter and summer plus grew out of set)

leather jacket x2 (grew out of first one)

textile winter jeacket

trousers

boots x2 (grew out of first pair)

honda hornet 600

insurance & tax on yamaha

insurance & tax on honda

mot on yamaha

sports tune on yamaha

mot and restriction on hornet, plus latest service including new tyres

direct access and cbt

fucking piss take, i won;t even tell you the total figure that comes out at.

but every penny has been worth it! and i still love it!!!!! it really is worth it i must say. i donlt even care about the money thats how much i love bikes. to me the pure enjoyment and constant grin and pleasure of owning a motorcycle is priceless... anyone agree?

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£300 quid to insure a R6 without even passing a practical test??? you bending over a table or something??? I looked for insurance for a ducati 600M fully comp and the bastards wanted £900 quid!!

i have to agree with this i have just put fully comp insurance on my TDM and it has cast me 450 quid and i have been riding for 4 yrs on a full liecence and i am not young either......... where did you get that quote? :blink:

i am just jealous ;)

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i have to agree with this i have just put fully comp insurance on my TDM and it has cast me 450 quid and i have been riding for 4 yrs on a full liecence and i am not young either......... where did you get that quote? :blink:

i am just jealous ;)

The £298 quote was for the 02 plate TPFT. After being messed around by the dealer I have now purchased an 04 plate R6. This is now £403 Fully comp. Starting from when i collect it. Should I pass the test on Tuesday.

The quote is from MCE insurance.

If anyone want a quote dont use there online system. Give this guy an email and say you were put in touch with him by Tomo off Streetrace.

[email protected] He is team manager for the modified car section but will also sort blinding deals on bike insurance.

Hope to help.

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I just renewed my insurance policy on my winter bike - a GSX400, total cost £47.00

There is an upside to getting old, and bog off I am not telling you how old!

Dont worry about how much you spent on biking, you would only be pissing up against the local pub wall if you wernt out on your bike and the only thing you get to show for that is a dodgy liver.

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Just been looking at some costs of getting into motorcycling and its not cheap.

I started in November so since then

£2499 Yamaha XT125 Helmet Gloves Jacket Etc

£90 CBT

£178 Insurance

£540 DAS including theory and practical test to be taken in march

£3650 Yamaha R6

£298 Insurance

£45 Road fund licence

£7300 :unsure::blink::blink::blink:

Ouch is a word that springs to mind.

i know how you feel, but if you look back in a few years and think of all the good times that you WILL have, it will all be worth it. there is no comparison and you only live once.

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its always worth it in the end.........

99 R1 £4000

race paint work £800

race tuned engine + head £1000

khlein flat slide carbs £1200

ohlins forks, shock steering damper £3700

ap racing calipers and rotors £1200

wsb spec swingarm £500

magnesium rims £1700

triple clamp yokes £800

Quickshifter £400

lots and lots of carbon £500

plus loads more

dont want to add it all up......... but every time i wind the throttle......... it really is worth it.........

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its always worth it in the end.........

99 R1 £4000

race paint work £800

race tuned engine + head £1000

khlein flat slide carbs £1200

ohlins forks, shock steering damper £3700

ap racing calipers and rotors £1200

wsb spec swingarm £500

magnesium rims £1700

triple clamp yokes £800

Quickshifter £400

lots and lots of carbon £500

plus loads more

dont want to add it all up......... but every time i wind the throttle......... it really is worth it.........

B)B)B)

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Damned good value in the long run.......what ever you do though dont try and work out the cost of keeping a woman..... :D

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Damned good value in the long run.......what ever you do though dont try and work out the cost of keeping a woman..... :D

I would never think of doing that :lol:

I was amazed to say I got 56MPg from the R6 out of my first tank. I thought that was far too good. Think I should be aiming for 30 :lol: the first time i ever thought a fuel consumption has been too good lol.

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