and then find a bike. If you decide you like motorcycling and continue to ride, your tastes will change, I can almost gaurantee it. 500 to 650cc twins make very good beginner bikes. They have linear power delivery, and reasonable weight wise, and depending on the bike, they have good ergonomics. While there’s nothing wrong with a 250 as a beginners bike, I don’t generally recommend them for a couple reasons;
First, they have low horsepower which can be a liability at freeway speeds. Certainly an advantage of a motorcycle is the ability to accelerate quickly. 250’s will struggle a little at highway speed.
Secondly, riders tend to outgrow them quickly. Why are there so many low mileage 250’s out there? One of two things happen; new riders decide they don’t like riding, or they are ready for a more capable machine horsepower wise.
The 500 or 650’s aren’t too much for new riders. If you take the course, you have the skills to practice and to become a skilled rider. They lack the “peaky” power delivery that the supersports have and the more aggresive steering geometry that tends to get riders into trouble.
hope that helps…