First bike for a new female rider

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First bike for a new female rider

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:06 pm

I want to buy a bike for my gf, she does not have a license but will be sitting her CBT in a few weeks so will be going for a 125cc first.

She is small and when she rode my DRZ her feet would not touch the floor so will need a smaller bike.
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So far i have narrowed it down to the following

AJP125
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Derby Terra
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or the Rieju Tango 125
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Anyone own any of the following or any suggestions ?

Looking for light weight, easy handle, low maintenance & can take a few drops :pinch: (thumbs)

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by Dave DRZ » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:10 pm

Suzuki Van Van (thumbs)

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:16 pm

Yes Van Van looks great value but i dont think it would be better for a enduro type bike as this is the plan for her to get into enduro type riding

Looks more a daily compute tarmac only type bike, also back brake is from the 1700 hundreds :whistle:
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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by Tourider » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:20 pm

I saw an AJS 125 cruiser in a low speed (30 mph or less) shunt with the back of a car, it disintegrated!

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:35 pm

Tourider wrote:I saw an AJS 125 cruiser in a low speed (30 mph or less) shunt with the back of a car, it disintegrated![/quote

Thanks for info but she will not be interested in a cruiser anyway, just had a reply of someone who owned a Rieju Tango and said the build quality was shocking. Shame as that seemed the bike right for her

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by SteveR » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:41 pm

WesleyDRZ400 wrote:Yes Van Van looks great value but i dont think it would be better for a enduro type bike as this is the plan for her to get into enduro type riding

Looks more a daily compute tarmac only type bike, also back brake is from the 1700 hundreds :whistle:


There was a Dutch guy on the HISS last week, he had ridden his VV to the event and was riding the trails just fine, albeit a little more slowly than some. Tall guy too, but he seemed fine.

For a shorter novice rider, it would be perfect to gain confdence on... My six pennyworth :)

I love the look of the Rieju Tango I have to say, neat and tidy, but having seen a 12 month one in Wolvo last year, they looked like Chinese tat on build I agree. Shame really...

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by Mike54 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:45 pm

Wes if that's A1 motorcycles that van van is the one my mrs had whilst she was learning. Maintained and service by yours truly, it's a good bike.

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:58 pm

Yes thats the one, i took the photo for an example of ebay.

Looks ok but i take it has 17s front and rear and read drum type brake.

Maybe it might be the right bike and i am underestimating it on its looks but really i think a more enduro style bike will suite her to gain practice and build up a little basic technical riding skills like up/down hills riding over fallen tree and other such things as they come as there is a good area where i live i can take her and will be ideal in winter due to the mud


next year i will take the bikes in my van and have a few weeks riding in east europe somewhere so looking for such bike. Maybe AJP125?

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:03 pm

Maybe take is back to old school, this is on ebay currently at £1650
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Could wind the shock down and drop the front forks down abit

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Re: First bike for a new female rider

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:05 pm

I already brought her a helmet ;)

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