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At the time this article was written, the first third of the year 2020 has just slipped past. While there is a current global crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, it hasn’t stopped people enjoying the hobby of swinging a leg over a motorcycle, with some doing so for the first time. The …

Cruisers are the epitome of the relaxed motorcycle riding experience. It’s all in the name: they are bikes meant to cruise long distances, without upsetting their rider’s comfort. Cruisers are also a very important market sector for all manufacturers, as they constantly trade back and forth with sportbikes year to year on having the most …

While many of us who ride prefer to ride on our motorcycles alone, there are those for whom the importance of having a comfortable place for a pillion rider to join us. It could be as simple as going out for an evening, to crossing through states to get to a meetup or camping spot. …

You’ve passed your motorcycle DMV test. You have all your gear. Now you need a motorcycle to gain experience on, yet you want to be able to get some respect for your choice of bike. Some bikes just have that “I’m a new rider” look about them that honestly shouldn’t get you any ridicule, as …

Moving Weight is What Horsepower is For, Amirite?! There are those out there that have been called to ride, their hearts are set on swinging a leg over a two wheeled beast with an engine, and their right wrist is aching to twist a throttle. Except… like me, they are on the heavier side of …

By far the most popular motorcycle sector, the sportbike range is filled with bikes of all shapes, sizes, and styles. In the most broad sense of the category, you have naked bikes, semi-fairing streetfighters, and fully faired sportbikes. However, getting onto the wrong sportbike as your first bike can quickly lead to a destroyed bike …

One of the things that many beginner riders look for when starting to explore the possibility of having a dirt bike as a second bike, or a dual sport as their primary, is price. As we all know, when budgeting for a bike, maintenance, registration, insurance, dealer servicing, and more all adds up to make …

While there is nothing wrong with a single-cylinder thumping away, an inline-four screaming through to its redline, or a v-twin rumbling, there is just that special something about a parallel twin motorcycle engine. It’s the humble tradesman in the corner, quietly working away on its craft with a determined and time-honed skill. In keeping with …

While we focus a lot on the best beginner motorcycles here, as the name of the site states, and we sometimes forget that the term motorcycle encompasses more than just the rip-snorting sport nakeds, the rumbling cruisers, or the screaming supersports. Not everyone wants, or even needs, a large displacement bike to get around. In …

You’ve done it! You did the safety course, you passed your license test, and now you’re a fully qualified rider of motorcycles. Now comes the most exciting part of being a new rider: buying your first bike! Now, instead of going to the showroom and picking up a shiny new bike (unless you really want …

A lot of new riders are looking to start off on something that will give them the most fun without necessarily being the most powerful. For some, it’s due to their body size and weight being too small or light for higher displacement motorcycles, for others it may be the fuel efficiency or specific usage …

Motorcycles are all about freedom, or so we like to tell ourselves. However, how often do we really get out there and ride? More often than not, we’re stuck in the city streets, with little blasts of fun between the lights, or maybe a nice cruise down the freeway to get to the next suburb. …

Kawasaki’s Ninja 650R Has Been an Entry-Level Staple Since 2006 Bikes like the Ninja 650R, FZ6R, and SV650 are ideal for new riders that either needs something larger due to their height, or are confident in their ability to manage a bit more power than what the typical “beginner bike” ships with. With an estimated …

I’ve been eagerly waiting for an opportunity to test ride the brand new 2018 Ninja 400. Finally last week I did just that at a Demo Day put on by the local dealership in Calgary: BlackFoot Motosports! The new 400 Ninja is lightweight, equipped with an all new trellis frame and has noticeably more horsepower …

Summary Introduced for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Z650 offers thrilling performance, easy handling, and lightweight maneuverability. New riders won’t have to worry about outgrowing the power too soon, but they should be careful: this “small” Z has more than enough power to be daring… and dangerous. Highly recommended for fans of naked bikes …

The media hub at AIMExpo 2018 – America’s largest and most significant motorcycle show – is electric. Media, vendors, and major brands from all over North America – and the world – have come in droves to showcase what’s new for 2018. Among them, perfect for new riders (and BestBeginnerMotorcycles.com), is the 2018 Kawasaki Z125 …

Kawasaki Z300 Review Being naked has its advantages. It’s very fashionable to be naked these days, especially when it comes to motorcycles. That’s where the Kawasaki z300 comes in. Based on the rock solid platform of the Ninja 300, the Z300 adds a few things and takes away a lot more to come up with …

Kawasaki Vulcan S Review Words by Jim Pruner, Photos by Nathan Guinn | Updated August, 2017 Enigmatic Yet Endearing Here is a motorcycle I have found to be widely misunderstood and certainly underestimated by those who haven’t swung a leg over it to lay some tracks down a sheet of asphalt. Only owners really seem …

Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD Review The Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD is one beginner motorcycle that can hang with the big boys. It’s rugged styling is outfitted with a decent amount of chrome bits to accent its already classic look. Warm Blooded Fun The Vulcan 500 is powered is powered by a parallel twin, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled …

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Review For decades Kawasaki has been one of the steadfast manufacturers that build smaller motorcycles aimed at new riders. The Ninja 250 is an iconic bike that got a serious facelift in 2008. A few years later, Kawasaki released the next evolution of that bike: The Ninja 300. It’s an improvement on …

Kawasaki Ninja 250 Review The Kawasaki Ninja 250r is the ultimate starter motorcycle for a new rider. It’s nimble, light, and gets great gas milage. Although the look of it may be a bit ‘aged’ compared to some of the newer style of 600cc motorcycles, I personally think that the bike holds its own aesthetically… …

Kawasaki KLX250S Review The Kawasaki KLX250S is a dual sport that does everything well, and if you decide to add a couple modifications it does everything exceptionally well! If you want more of the street look, you can check out the KLX250SF or do your own mods to turn this great bike into a supermoto. …

Kawasaki Eliminator 125 Review If you’re looking for a good bike for tooling around town, then the kawasaki eliminator 125 may be the perfect bike. It has classic styling, a smaller engine that gets AMAZING gas mileage, and it’s light weight makes it ideal for low speed maneuvers. There are a few things this bike can’t …

8 Beginner Motorcycles that Look Awesome, Turn Heads & Don’t Destroy Budgets We’ve all been there, we love the look of the 600cc and 1000cc motorcycles but we realize we don’t yet have the skills to pilot them. The smart ones will picture a smaller motorcycle and deal with the outdated looks of their beginner bikes, the …

2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Review Part 3 of 4 Like a one-two punch I am releasing part 3 of this review just a day after part 2. During this ride Gary throws off his rose colored glasses and looks deep down for any problems with the brand new 2008 Ninja 250. Will these new found …

2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Review Part 2 of 4 Now is the long awaited second part in the 4 part review of the all new 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250. Part 1 was more of an easy going ride, but we all knew that wouldn’t last long. For this ride Gary starts to open the bike …

2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Review Part 1 of 4 The 2008 Ninja 250 is the bike everyone is talking about this year since it has received a MAJOR face lift from the engineers at Kawasaki. Best Beginner Motorcycles was lucky enough to catch up with Gary Jaehne, the author of Sportbiking- The Real World: The …

This is the final installation of the 2008 Ninja 250 review. It’s been a long ride, but a good one! The 2008 Ninja 250 is the bike everyone is talking about this year since it has received a MAJOR face lift from the engineers at Kawasaki. Best Beginner Motorcycles was lucky enough to catch up …