I need a new motorcycle what kind are the best
- Akumu XLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
First off, I STRONGLY suggest a motorcycle safety foundation training course. (The final exam earns you your license.) http://www.msf-usa.org/
Buy something used and inexpensive for a starter bike.
Look for something old but not too old. You don't want something so old that it is a junker, but not something so new that you'll feel bad if you lay it down.
Look for something in the 500 - 800 CC engine size. This will be powerful enough so you don't get bored too soon, but not so fast that you will be afraid of it.
Look for a standard or cruiser bike for your first bike. They are more forgiving and usually have less power than a sport bike with the same size engine. Although cruisers are heavier than other bikes they have the lowest center of gravity and are easy to balance considering their weight. Stay away from the sport bikes for your first bike as they require more skill. Going with a sport bike for your first bike is like getting a Formula 1 race car for your first car, not a good idea. Also used sport bikes tend to be more abused.
Consider the fit of the motorcycle. People come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. So do motorcycles. When selecting a motorcycle consider how well it fits your body. Ask yourself how well you can put both feet flat on the ground. Ask yourself how well the seating position feels. Do you have to reach too far to the handlebars? Riding hunched over can get uncomfortable very fast. Is the foot peg location comfortable? Does the bike feel too big or too small? An uncomfortable motorcycle won't be much fun to ride for any amount of distance. However, a bike that fits you well will be lots of fun.
Avoid buying over the Internet. I would never buy a motorcycle site unseen. You could very easily end up paying too much for junk. Always do a visual inspection and test ride before buying a motorcycle. When you go to look at the bike, bring a helmet. If you do not have your motorcycle license yet, bring a friend with a motorcycle license and 2 helmets.
Watch the classified section of your local news paper. Some locations have shopper magazines with used motorcycles in your area. Reasonably priced used bikes are out there. Be patient. Don't buy too quickly, but if you find one you like, buy it right away. If you find a good starter bike, don't hesitate as they can sell quickly.
Don't get hung up on any particular brand. All of the name brands are about the same. Pay more attention to the bike's condition. If any one brand were really superior to all other brands, this would be the only brand bike on the road. In addition, if any brand bike was really inferior to the other brands, nobody would buy them and the company would be out of business.
Learn on this bike. Make your mistakes on it. You will make mistakes. Nearly all new riders will lay their bike on its side at least once. Would you rather make your mistakes on an older bike or your nice shiny expensive new bike?
The most important thing you should do when getting your first bike is to take a motorcycle safety course.
After you have been riding a while and gain some experience, you can sell your starter bike and get the one you want. If maintained properly and not abused, you won't lose too much money on your starter bike. Put the money from the sale towards the bike you really want. By this time, you will have figured out what style bike best suits your riding style and needs.
If you settle on a sport bike for your next bike, avoid the used ones. Young riders think they are racers on racing bikes and tend to beat the crap out of them so they are likely to be more abused. So if considering a sport bike, consider something new.
I know I used variations of this answer before. However, I feel this is good advice.
Use your head while riding. Remember, Stupid Hurts.
Have fun - Ride safe
Beginner bike list -
Suzuki GS500F (Sporty)
Kawasaki Ninja 500R (My current bike...dated but sporty)
Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD (cruiser)
Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (Cruiser)
Suzuki DR-Z400SM (Dual Sport)
Honda Shadow Aero/Spirit 750 (Cruiser)
Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 XL Low (Cruiser)
Suzuki GSX650F (sporty)
Triumph Bonneville (Cruiser)
BMW G650 Xcountry (Dual Sport)
Kawasaki Ninja 250R (Sporty)
Suzuki SV650F (Sporty)
Suzuki SV650 (Naked)
Hyosung GT250R (sporty)
- 4 years ago
Hey, definitely recommend you take a full day beginners course if you ve never had experience on a motorbike before, then if you re ready to take the plunge, go for a condensed course towards a full licence. Get yourself some decent quality bike gear, from a brand like RST l that also has levels-up for when you choose your ultimate bike and riding style. Just make sure you choose a good helmet, that will keep you safe for years to come. There are many new motorcycle brands out there, enjoy yourself and make sure you take learning as it comes, don t rush yourself or let yourself be hurried along. This is a leisure pastime and a freedom sport, good luck!
- 5 years ago
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- 3 years ago
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- blackdog301664Lv 41 decade ago
the best motorcycle is a 95 Triumph Speed Triple (well I have one and I love it)
seriously, any bike is good, it all comes down to personal preference
check out Triumphs
- 6 years ago
I don't think there is a best motorcycle.but if you real love riding and enjoy riding, the bike is your partner,you need love it and adjust them,maybe it's not the fast or stable or cool,but just ride it and love it to have the happy riding with your friends,that's all.
Ok, and if you want to make more biker friends you can join our group in www.bikerforme.com
- Anonymous6 years ago
suzuki motorcycle is the best motorcycle in the world, they have the best technology in their machines, i re command to g for it.
- 3 years ago
I guess it must be Honda CB1300 Super Bolodr.It looks very cool and takes only 5 seconds to reach 100km/h!! Why don't you try it.
- 1 decade ago