Posts in category

Suzuki


One of the most common questions we get asked here at Best Beginner Motorcycles is: “I want a sport bike, which one is the best?” It’s not as simple a question as you may think, as there are a variety of things that can influence what motorcycle is the right fit for you. Are you …

Who doesn’t like an evening or afternoon at the movies? A couple of hours or more of great entertainment, some popcorn to munch on, and more often than not these days, some action including a motorcycle. Many films that are considered historical classics have motorcycles in them, sometimes as the main plot device or a …

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 …

Not everyone that gets their motorcycle license wants to be the next Valentino Rossi. Sometimes, the truest expression of our love of two wheels and a motor stuck between them is to simply go out for a ride. And sometimes that ride becomes a day trip out to the mountain and canyon roads, or a …

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 …

In decades past, there was a gigantic push towards higher and higher displacement as the only way to produce more exciting, more powerful, and faster motorcycles. However, in the past few years, manufacturers have realized that you can still make exciting, fast, and powerful bikes with lower displacement through clever engineering and technology. In 2020, …

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. …

Too Many New Riders Overlook the GS500 & I Can’t Figure Out Why My first motorcycle was a ’99 Kawasaki Ninja 500R, a 500cc sportbike that came with around 45 horsepower, timeless good looks, and fuel-sipping fuel economy. It was an excellent first bike and one that I flicked from corner to corner with glee. …

The Suzuki SV650 is Not Your Typical Beginner Motorcycle The SV650 defies the common convention that a beginner rider piloting a bike with 600cc’s or more is setting themselves up for failure. In most cases, the reality is that 600cc’s is simply too much for a new rider. The Suzuki SV650 respectfully disagrees with that …

Dirt bike racing is a sporting activity that continue to grow rapidly. Riders and watching fans are thrilled by racing on the dirt tracks at extreme speeds and taking adrenaline-provoking high jumps. With the consistent growth of the popularity of this sport, so has the manufacturing of dirt bikes that are used in the racing. …

Words by Jim Pruner, photos by Nathan Guinn Suzuki DRZ-400SM Review A bulletproof, fun, and approachable bike, the DRZ-400SM is the epitome of the “Jack of all trades”, where it does all things well but no things exceptionally well. Should that deter you? Absolutely not. The DRZ is an example of a timeless and well-considered …

Suzuki DR200SE Review The Suzuki DR200SE is a smaller displacement dual-sport that would make a great beginner motorcycle. It feels at home on the surface streets, or in the dirt with a robust engine with enough torque to get you over the hills or out of dangerous traffic! Suzuki DR200SE Has the Ideal Engine and …

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Review Probably one of the most forgettable motorcycles you have ever seen. Chances are you might not have even heard of this bike, much less considered it for purchase. If you haven’t though, you could be missing out on one of the best and more practical street bikes out there. This is …

Suzuki Shootout: Boulevard S40 vs Boulevard S50 The Suzuki Boulevard S40 and S50 are two amazing bikes. Which one is better for a beginner though? Which one is better for you? Luckily ‘Uncle Bernie’ one of the members of BBM has written about his experience of moving from the Suzuki Boulevard S40 to the Suzuki Boulevard …

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 …

Suzuki TU250x Review Why It Makes a Great Beginner Motorcycle There aren’t that many single cylinder motorcycles out there when compared to twins and inline-fours. This little Suzuki proves you can have big fun with a smaller motorcycle. With it’s classic lines and thumping engine, this is an ideal bike for a smaller rider or …