About Our Selections

The bikes here may not be the sportiest or even the most commonly thought of motorcycles for street use. The reason there is that these seven bikes are ones that work best in an urban environment, where low speed stability, good torque, and the ability to reach and sustain freeway speeds are all important factors.

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 new riders to learn and enjoy on!

Zero SR/F

If you want to join the electric motorcycle revolution for commuting, this is your bike

Kawasaki Z400

A comfortable, capable sport naked that loves to get out on the road every day

Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

Look no further if a long freeway ride from the suburbs the whole way is your commute

Honda CB300R

A surprisingly zippy little sport naked that seems to simply enjoy going for a ride, commute or not


A big brand bike at beginner budget prices, a little gem in BMW's ADV lineup for the commuting new rider

KTM 390 Duke

A perfect scooter for city runabout duties that may also include a passenger

Suzuki SV650

Not surprisingly, the best beginner bike of all time is also one of the best commuters of all time