Tim Cooke wrote:How did you find the tests? The theory was total nonsense IMO...
For the theory bought some iOS app for 2 quid, went through it couple of times and test went really well, did 1 mistake. In UK theory test is kind of common sense thingy, that's not the case for instance in where I born, as an example there you get questions like: here is junction, and 4 cars, some of them want to turn right, some left, some go straight, and... which cars can turn left first, which can go straight first, etc..., so really need more concentration not to mess up things.
Well, Mod 1 and Mod 2 both did on the same day, in 30 mins difference. Wanted to save some money, but at the same time was risking to lose more. If I've failed Mod 1, wouldn't have been allowed to take Mod 2. But during the practice sessions with instructor, he said Mod 1 I would have done from the first time without any practice - for me these kind of things (handling motorbike) goes very naturally, so found easy. Mod 2 to be honest wasn't that confident (differently than you) due to all these traffic signs and so on, but all went really well too, instructor however forgave me some mistakes I think, which I'm sure I did, but probably these weren't that major, otherwise would have failed me. Mod 2 is treated quite strictly in my opinion, isn't it?
Tim Cooke wrote:Do you have a bike in mind?
In roughly 1 year time changed my opinion about the bike several times already. Been period when every single night watched youtube and researched internet about the bikes what to get... You know that kid's feeling when really want something...
Nevertheless, I quite felt in love with the bike I took test on. Honda CB650F 4 inline cylinders engine. It isn't the bike which might impress girls by its look, but I should not think that way anyway, at least my wife i'm pretty sure would agree with me on that
Went to dealer actually already about 2 or so weeks ago to have a look, but Honda stopped manufacturing of this model, so in early Jan of 2019 the replacement model will be in shops, CB650R
, so I like that one too a lot - but worried about the price tag, which possibly will be way more than I want (actually more of "could") spend. So really am confused. Honda's insurance is way cheaper (~ 3 times, for the reason they are not being stolen that much as not that popular) in London than for instance Kawasaki's or Yamaha's equivalent bikes.
Tim Cooke wrote:I have a 15 mile journey to work on a dual carriageway so a Vespa wouldn't really be ideal for that
Yeah, only within city, otherwise wind easily could blow you away.