Not sure who that was at but if it was aimed at me, yes - I love the Bandit, both the 1200 and the 600 before it. I think the 600 would be a great bike to start out on after passing your CBT. Ok so they aren't the flashest bikes out there compared to some but for ease of riding and maintenance, especially to start out on, I don't think you could pick a better bike. You always have the newbie bumps and scrapes on any bike when you first start out, like new car drivers do - Bandits can take these all day long. Their engines are bulletproof and reliable. The parts are cheap and dead easy enough to get hold of. You can customise them to your own taste with more aftermarket parts than most bikes and they have enough power as a step up from a 125cc, that will do you comfortably for your first few years till you have built up a few years no claims without you getting bored and feeling like you are the slow one in the group on a ride out.Charl2_d2 said:Do you enjoy the bandit by the way? I think they're a really nice looking bike and I was considering either one of those, or a hornet when I pass my test (when I have money haha) how do you find it to handle etc?
Fair point and you are right. A 1200 would be a little too big a step from passing your test IMO.Charl2_d2 said:Thanks for that I think 1200 would be a bit much after I pass my test so I would be looking at a 600, and preferably a new one so I know how it's been ridden like you say. It's all to do with money at the moment, being a student has financial drawbacks haha