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Hey guys! This is actually my first bike, first forum, first time everything so I'm pretty pumped to get started.

I'm from the Hills of Sydney and am getting my Tricolour CBR300R delivered today. At the time I bought it I was given the option to ride it out the door, and did try but my nerves got the better of me and decided against it. With only a handful of hours in experience on the bike in order to get my licence it's a crazy ask to be able to pick up a new bike and ride it home from the dealership! I just feel more comfortable practicing on some quiet flat roads in my area and nailing clutch, throttle, seating position and braking control. Further to this once I feel comfortable being able to ride longer distances, I think the best thing to do is ride straight to a motorcycle course! I completed my pre learner at HART (Honda Australia Rider Training) and was really impressed by the facilities and instructors. Will definitely go back there once I feel comfortable riding there and take my bike there to get some more training and information on riding safely and more efficiently.

Anyway, glad to be on here with a new community and looking forward to sharing and hearing from you all in the future. Shall post up some pics of the girl when she rolls in this afternoon.

Ciao!
 

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Welcome... you can't go wrong by getting in more practice and formal rider training. Also, get yourself outfitted head to toe with some good quality protective riding gear.
 

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Thanks Mike,

Yeh I was actually working for a motorcycle apparel company called Rhino Leather earlier this year so will be heading back to them to order in some gear. They had good quality gear at pretty reasonable prices. I know the general consensus is to spend large amounts on branded gear, but I feel it's more dependent on quality than anything.

Have recently picked up the AGV K3 SV helmet and am loving it. Super comfortable and really good in terms of ventilation.

From here I just need to find a good set of riding pants and I should be set. What are people's take on Kevlar leggings? As they are able to be worn under any type of pants which makes it quite convenient do you think they are a decent investment? As safe as cordura/Kevlar/textile specific jeans/pants?
 

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When it comes to riding apparel, I prefer leather jackets and pants... even though leather tends to be a bit warm in high temps, I subscribe to the idea that it's better to sweat than bleed... road rash is a pretty nasty thing to have happen to skin.

As far as quality apparel goes, you don't have to buy brand name gear. As long as it fits properly (snug fit, not too loose) and it's well made, you're good to go. I got lucky a few years ago when I found an Alpinestars jacket, pants, gloves, & boots on closeout in my sizes. It's well worth checking out some of the online motorcycle apparel companies for closeout deals, especially during the off season.
 

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Welcome to the show and congrats on the new bike! Some of the textile stuff is actually really great as well. They've got stuff now with Cordura and Kevlar infused fabrics to make them anti abrassive. Of course nothing beats the protection of leather, but they are viable alternatives....
 

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Welcome to the show and congrats on the new bike! Some of the textile stuff is actually really great as well. They've got stuff now with Cordura and Kevlar infused fabrics to make them anti abrassive. Of course nothing beats the protection of leather, but they are viable alternatives....
they sure are.
leather is something i see myself sticking with for a while to come.
 

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Hi GoonerYuuy,

I am also looking to buy a new one could you please share the price.

I got a quote for $6400 non abs model from Penrith.

what will the best price I can negotiate.. This will be my first bike purchase in Australia.

Thanks
 
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