I have just got my CBT and am prepping for the UK mod 1 and mod 2 tests. While new to riding, I'm hugely enjoying it, even on the CBR125R I have at the moment. I'm an everyday commuter into London, and a weekend rider too. As I've said, will soon hopefully have the full UK licence. I have a choice, do the test on the 125 I have and stay restricted to 33bhp for 2 years (cheapest route to a full licence), or do direct access (much more expensive). The advice I have had has been to go the restricted route, and do a probation period on a restricted bike (this is the advice from several bike trainers I trust). Now the reason for putting this in the performance mods section.... The Versys can obviously be restricted, but does anyone know which type of restrictor kit is used on it, and whether it "minds" being restricted???
My other option is a Susuki DL650 V-Strom. You can see my thinking, get a decent multipurpose, middleweight, jack-of-all-trades bike. Has anyone owned a Susuki that can compare them for me?
Your considered collective experience will be much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance....