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hi, ive been raggin about on my rs125 for around 6 months, and now it really doesent do it for me!

so im lookin to step up to a bigger bike. im 20, 21 in nov. sorting my test at the mo. i want somthing that can be as good as the rs, but with more poke. im keen on the nc30, and i like the tyga rear end (i no you guys dont like the change) but is there anything else out there?
 

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well there isnt much between the 400's and are an excellent upgrade from a 125. A Rs250 is the obvious upgrade from a rs125 if you only want extra power.
 

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I went from a RS125 to a NC30 and love every second. I thought 'It's a 11 year old bike, it wont handle anywhere near as good as the RS125' and oh boy was I wrong, It easily handled better than my RS125. After that I never looked back. At the time I went from a full power RS125 to a 33BHP 400, the 400 felt faster, maybe because I didnt have to scream as much.

Everything about the NC30 is better.
 

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400's are great, and they're a relatively cheap one;

VFR, RVF, CBR, GSXR, ZXR etc... IMO only thing that seperates them is personal opinion, if I were you I'd set your budget, then buy the best example you can find of the one which you prefer the look/riding position of.

Can't go wrong really and they always sell well so even if you decide the one you get's not for you you'll be able to chop and change without too much hassle.

2t 250 is a good option too, probably a bit more exciting to ride than a 4t 400, but you have to be even more carefull when buying and they're not really quite as practical; kick starts, 2t oil etc all add to the fun as a toy, but if I were buying as my only mode of transport I'd go 4t 400.
 

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I went from a RS125 to a NC30 and love every second. I thought 'It's a 11 year old bike, it wont handle anywhere near as good as the RS125' and oh boy was I wrong
that's how i felt with my first jap import bike(cbr250), since then my whole opinion of them has been Swed and i even went out my way to buy a vfr400!

good little bikes, gear driven cams so nothing much to go wrong, time proven engines which will easily see well over 100k km, easy maintenance chain, just seems like a good choice for a day to day bike.

bad points are tyre sizes mean its hard to come across a cheap set of part worns, but its basically a put fuel in and ride kind of bike, which is what i want.

the fairing lowers are very low as well so they catch on speed bumps and also when going up and down curbs.

their is also a nice ammount of second hand and reasonbly priced new spare parts for them if it does go wrong.
 
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