Thinking Of Buying A Learner Motorcycle?
Are you planning to buy a learner motorcycle but you do not know where to start? Don’t worry, we have you covered. In this brief article, I will bring you up to speed with a few things to consider when selecting a beginner motorcycle and also review the 5 best learner motorcycles available in the market.
Choosing a learner motorcycle
1. Understand your needs
When choosing your first learner motorcycle, the first thing you need to understand is your riding needs. trying to understand these needs will bring you a step closer to finding the right Bike.
A learner motorcycle should be almost indestructible. You want to be sure that the bike you choose can withstand extreme conditions without necessarily having to spend most of your riding time in the garage.
3. Simple and easy to ride.
As a beginner, you only need a simple bike to cruise around with. A bike with additional features will come later when you are a professional rider.
Always look for budget friendly bikes for your first rides.
Those are the most important consideration when selecting a learner motorcycle. Having looked at that, let’s have a look at the best beginner motorcycles available.
This is a traditional long, low slung ride that was initially epitomized by Mr. Harley Davidson. But today, the ride has been copied by many manufacturers. These bikes have relaxing lower seat heights and more laid back riding positions, making them a good ride for beginner riders. The low seat heights ensure that your feet get on the ground and its engine are tuned for only low speed torque. The cruisers are available in single and multi cylinder designs and range from small, fuel efficient models to large displacement bikes. Some of the best cruisers available include:
Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster Iron
Yamaha Star Bolt
Suzuki Boulevard C50
Honda Shadow Spirit 750
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
2. Naked or Standard Bikes
These are motorcycles with natural, neutral and comfortable riding positions, and don’t have fairings to damage. Created for no nonsense street riding, naked bikes are ool in their simplicity. The naked or standard bikes can be good starter bikes for beginners as they are easy to handle and do not require much experience when riding them. The best example of these bikes is the Honda CB500.
3. Adventure-tourers and dual-sports
These two bikes are great for on-road and off-road riding. The only distinction between the two bikes is that the adventurer-tourers are bigger and good for longer trips, while the dual-sports are lighter and smaller bikes. The bikes are great learner bikes in that they are comfortable and have natural ergonomics. In addition, they are not only cheap to operate, but they are almost indestructible and are able to traverse through any place. Some of the best adventure-touring bikes include:
Today scooters vary from 50cc fuel sippers that barely reach 30mph to 650 cc – maxi scooters which are capable for long distance riding. The great thing about these starter motorcycles is their step-through designs and the CVT (continuous variable transmission, which means no shifting of gears). These motorcycles great for learners and when you become a professional rider, you can still keep these bikes for their cheap convenience.
*2013 Honda PCX150
*2011 Honda PCX
*2011 Kymco Downtown
Well, those are the best learner motorcycles available in the market. If you are in Sydney, there is an upcoming ride to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos and to stop illegal dumping. Stay tuned for dates and more information.