About Our Selections
The general consensus across all fields is that while a 300 or 400cc motorcycle will get you going to really enjoy motorcycling, it’s best to start off at about 500cc’s if you're 200 lbs or more. This way, the engine has a chance to get you moving and doing so in a fuel-efficient way. A 1000cc (or more) motorcycle will get the job done easier, but most of them can’t be considered beginner-friendly; that’s why you won’t see many of them on this list.
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!