I'm looking at buying another motorbike fairly soon, since I've got some income, my mate has a Yamaha DT175 going fairly cheap, because I haven't been on a motorbike for 6-7 years, I really need to learn to ride again, I don't intend to jump straight on a CBR250, and I can't afford a Ninja, nor do I think I could fit on one.
This gives you an idea of the price of a DT175 here
, he's asking $800, might be able to knock him down a bit. (DT175s stopped production in the US sometime in the 80's IIRC, but we kept making them until 2003).
Now, because I'm not a flash hot rider, should I get the DT, by which time I should be working, or save my money and get a sport bike? Bear in mind, I can only register the DT as a recreational bike, so I can ride anywhere but highways and where the streetlights are more than 100 meters apart.
And this question is for Brian, I think we're roughly the same build and height (6'4", 210lb), is there any 250cc sports that I'll actually fit on, or should I look at cruisers. There's some really cheap ones around, but I'd cry if I dropped it, whereas I'd just need some plastics if I dropped a sport bike.