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Hi guys (and girls aswell)!

Though I'd better introduce myself now when I have registered :)

As you may have figured out by now I'm from Sweden. A little town called Hässleholm with a population of about 25 000-30 000 people in southern Sweden. (Sweden is located in northern Europe for those that doesn't know). I'm 21 years old while writing this and I'm a professional webdeveloper.

I guess that's enough background information. Now for the important part; the motorcycle hobby!

It all started with three different mopeds (50cc) that you in Sweden are allowed to drive when you turn 15, after completing a light theoretical and driving test.

When turning 16 I was allowed to get what we in Sweden call a "light motorcycle". That is a bike with a maximum of 125 cc and 11 kW (15 hp). This after completing a full theoretical and driving test. I bought a Derbi Senda 125 R -06 that i had for about 2 years.

When turning 18 i got two new drivers licenses, one for driving a car and of course, a bigger bike! This time at a maximum of 25 kW (35 hp). I then bought myself a Suzuki sv650s -99 which was a very good beginners bike. Of course the standard sv650s have about twice the power that i was allowed to drive, so the one i bought was registered as limited to 25 kW instead the 52 kW that is standard. The fact that the "limiter" was removed after registretion didn't concern the police ;)

Then when i have had my drivers license for 2 years I was allowed to get a bike with any preformance. So this past summer I get myself a Kawasaki Z1000 ABS -09 and that's why I'm here :D

Here is a couple of images of my Z1000. It is fitted with Rizoma mirrors, Kawasaki's bigger windsheild, Kawasaki's Z1000 "control bridge", Kawasaki's saddle cut, Kawasaki's engine protectors, Rear hugger (Unknown maker), smaller license plate holder (Unknown maker), Rizoma direction indicators (Not in the pictures), Power Commander and last but not the least Akrapovic 4-2-1 Racing System which makes it sound unbelievable!






I guess that's all for now...

See you arround the forum!

Over and out!

PS. I'd love to go for a ride if you're ever in southern Sweden! ;)
 

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Thats a nice looking Z. Here in the US in the state of Washington all is needed is a motorcycle license (paper test and skills test) to drive an cc motorcycle. Its nice. My first road bike was a 1203cc.
 

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Thats a nice looking Z. Here in the US in the state of Washington all is needed is a motorcycle license (paper test and skills test) to drive an cc motorcycle. Its nice. My first road bike was a 1203cc.
Yeah, I had a feeling it wasn't at all as strict over there as it is here. That's why I thought i better explain how it works over here.

But how old do you have to be to take the license? And do that depend on which state you're in like it is with car license?
 

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If you buy the ticket Iam there. I like the bike.:cool:
 

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Welcome to the site! Nice bike!:)
Thank you very much!

If you buy the ticket Iam there. I like the bike.:cool:
Oh! I don't even whant to think of what that would cost. Especially with the bike and all...
Yeah, I'm very pleased with it. Was thinking of getting a belly pan for it, in white. But it's insane what a peice of hard plastic can cost :p
 

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Yeah, I had a feeling it wasn't at all as strict over there as it is here. That's why I thought i better explain how it works over here.

But how old do you have to be to take the license? And do that depend on which state you're in like it is with car license?

As long as you a parents permission in Washington you can get your motorcycle endorcement and car license when your 16.
 

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As long as you a parents permission in Washington you can get your motorcycle endorcement and car license when your 16.
Oh, that young! And that is for any bike? No restrictions at all? To bad I'm not american, well... was, now when I got my Z1000 it doesn't matter :)
 

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Oh, that young! And that is for any bike? No restrictions at all? To bad I'm not american, well... was, now when I got my Z1000 it doesn't matter :)
Forgot if your under 18 you have to take a 3 day class. I knew 16 year old kids who were driving around SS 600's.
 

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Forgot if your under 18 you have to take a 3 day class. I knew 16 year old kids who were driving around SS 600's.
Okey, that is atleast something, but I still think a 120 hp bike is to much in the hands of a 16 year old. But I guess they are very expensive to insure if you're only 16...
 

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Okey, that is atleast something, but I still think a 120 hp bike is to much in the hands of a 16 year old. But I guess they are very expensive to insure if you're only 16...
You dont have to insure motorcycles in this state, just have liability on cars.
 
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