View Full Version : beginner bike for larger guy
05-23-2008, 10:17 PM
I am looking into taking a class and getting a bike and I have seen a lot about the Ninja 250 but am wondering if someone 5' 10" and 240 is too big for the bike. I will be using it to get to work and around town, the commute to work is 16 miles and no highway. Any other bikes to look at.
05-23-2008, 10:27 PM
From what I've seen, there are two fundamental mindsets among motorcyclists. On one hand, you will find those who say that you will quickly grow out of a 250cc bike and will want a larger bike. The other group will say that if you are content with keeping a 250, then by all means, keep it. If you are in the first group, you'll obviously "outgrow" the 250. If in the latter, you may very well find that the 250 suits your needs perfectly.
Regardless, the Ninja 250 shouldn't have any problems hauling you around town, and will most likely be faster than 95% of the cars on the road.
05-23-2008, 11:09 PM
Well, my commuter is a 250cc sportbike. I'm 5'11", 225 lbs. Been riding 27 years. I don't think anyone ever really out grows a 250. People don't out grow 4 cylinder cars.
Anyway, just find a bike that fits. Check out a Hyosung GT250. Trust me.
DON'T BE A SQUIDIOT! :cool:
05-24-2008, 09:32 AM
I just checked the site of our local MSF course and all they use are 250 cc "standard" and "dual sport" type. It its the same where you are I suppose after taking the course you could make that choice based on how you feel about the class bikes? I'm near the same size as you at 210 lbs.
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