About Our Selections
Before we go any further, we need to specify that there aren’t a lot of pure 250cc motorcycles out there anymore. Some dirt bikes, dual sports, and adventure bikes still do come with engines that are 250cc on the dot—but to cover a wider range of styles, we’ve considered anything up to 299cc as valid for the purposes of this article.
These selections considered ease of use, rideability, price, and how effective each motorcycle was in helping the beginner or newer rider learn the intricacies of riding. We are confident that any of these bikes will be superb starter or second bikes for the lighter and/or shorter rider, and even for some of the bigger and taller ones as well!