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  • I remember the first time I let out the clutch on a 600, it felt so powerful. Good luck with the theory, sounds like you will find it easier than you think. You'll be a biker in time for spring.

  • You’re right. It’s so great. Watching how quickly those revs go up, and how smooth. It felt effortless compared to bullying a small engine into doing some work. I think if I was only planning commuting and not touring then a 125 would be easy to nip around on.

    Tried the online theory practices and got 48/50. More concerned about the notoriously bad hazard perception software.

  • You really start learning once you pass your test. Had a friend who passed and had a SV1000 waiting. Went out for the first ride and found out very quickly that he'd not yet learnt to ride round a roundabout at speed. He bottled it and nearly crashed into the pavement. :0

  • I was pleasantly surprised at how good the hazard perception software was compared to when I took my car test (15 or so years ago). It’s fairly easy to get near enough full marks but if you’re not confident there are some ‘tricks’ to make sure you don’t miss anything.

    What was the 600? I tried three different bikes on my DAS - sv650, er6n and hornet. All different to ride, mainly I think due to engine type.

  • More concerned about the notoriously bad hazard perception software.

    Download the app. It's worth whatever it costs.

    The hazard perception software is fine, it just has a timing you need to get used to. If you imagine usually you'd count something; "one, and, two, and, three, etc" I used to count "and, press". Obvs ymmv.

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