Post by jensenbreck on Oct 28, 2017 22:44:19 GMT -6
I'm 5'7' and weigh around 200 lbs. I'll be taking the msf course this month and plan on buying my first motorcycle. Much of what I read on the net recommends bikes in the 250 cc range for a true beginner. However, I've had a couple of experienced riders tell me these are too under powered for serious consideration. One says 700cc or greater and the other says no less than 400cc. I live in a rural area so most of my riding will be country roads and two-lane highways. Would a Suzuki TU250X be too under powered for a new rider? Will I be unsafe on two-lanes with goobers in pickups trying to blast past me? I really would like to start out on a smallish bike, which would mainly be used for commuting.
250 is plenty to start on,,,,I know it's heresy being on a scooter forum but I prefer motorcycles to scooters,,,,I have over 500,000 miles of riding behind me and my main bike is a 350,,,it's more than enough for general every day riding,,,there's lots to choose from also,,,I don't know what your budget looks like but the honda rebel ,,rx3 csc,,klx250 kawi,,the 250 and 300 ninjas are also very good,,,
Post by lostforawhile on Oct 29, 2017 12:03:31 GMT -6
I'm going to look into a big 250 Rukus that will need restoration, they are supposed to be great bikes and will cruise at 65, it's a scooter but or all intents and purposes it's a motorcycle with a step through
I owned a Big Ruckus for a spell. It stopped fine but it was not a rocket. One day my Late Wife smoked me badly, and I mean badly, with her Honda Rebel. The BR was comfortable, would cruise at 60 mph all day and was heavy with a Capital H. It did attract attention though. I couldn't go anywhere without people asking me about it.
Ugly as it is my CF Moto Fashion is just as fast, more comfortable with wind protection and has storage space.
1991 Honda Nighthawk 250-16,000 miles 1983 Kawasaki Spectre 750-43,125 miles 2009 CF Moto Fashion- 17,235 miles www.twowheeler.yolasite.com/