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You might want to check First bike/New Rider forum.
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Welcome from North Carolina. You're in the right place. Enjoy the forum.

Since you're new to to motorcycling, consider signing up for a Motorcyclist Training Course. It's designed for new riders with no street riding experience. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in the course.
 

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Welcome from Minnesota.
Are you interested in sporty bikes or cruisers?
 

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Like a 50cc scooter you don't need a license to ride or a freeway legal scooter? If you looking for a bike that's easy to ride, a scooter is about as easy at is gets. The engine and gas tank sit low in the chassis, marking them easy to maneuver. Plus there's no shifting on a scooter and better weather protection.

Sometimes combining shifting, particularly those who haven't driven a vehicle with a standard transmission, with learning riding skills can seem challenging for newbies, but I think the most people will master it quickly with enough practice.

If you're unsure about riding, I think the conventional wisdom would be to start small, like 300ccish, which should be light and nimble, making acquiring the necessary skills for riding on the road like panic stops, swerving, negotiating curves, much easier. The when you're ready you can work you way up to whatever bike it is that you want.
 

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I wanted to ride my Honda Shadow 1100 to a local chicken wing restaurant where the owner himself rides a Honda Shadow 600 daily.

I ended up taking my cage there, and I met another customer who rode in on a Honda Rebel 250. The Rebel looks like a great size for a beginner --something like 80% of the size of my bike and probably 200 pounds lighter.

Its owner said it had enough speed and power to satisfy him, and he was a grown man, but probably on the thin side (maybe 160 pounds).
 

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Anything 50 cc up to 450 cc dirt , Streeters from 150 cc scooter up to Honda Shadow . In stock ..
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250 Rebels are good around town bikes , compact , easily manuvered , but Not that great for long haul rides .... I've had a few of them ....
 

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250 Rebels are good around town bikes , compact , easily manuvered , but Not that great for long haul rides .... I've had a few of them ....
I worked with a guy who ended up moving from Arizona to Iowa on a 250 rebel. He started in a Classic Ford Elrancho in California and it died in Arizona. Packed what would fit and road the rest of the way. Crazy.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm a new member here from California. I am totally new to this motorcycle world but want to buy new bike. Hoping this is not the wrong place to discuss. Thanks
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Motorcycles.
Rubber Side Down Shinny Side Up!

(1) Get some boots and ALWAYS wear them when you ride; I recomend an Adventure style. (2) Don't get a new bike. A first bike should be light and disposable. (3) Start in the dirt. I believe it is best for a new rider to develope basic skills off-pavement. The art of riding is essentially developing a sense of what your tires are doing. Pavement is not the place to be until you learn how your bike feels when the rubber is letting go, on both ends. The rear one is easier to deal with, in the dirt you will learn to streer with it. The front is trickier. Learning to use your front brake is the Big Deal in riding and it takes some saddle time. On pavement low skills in this department WILL result in injury.

I thing an older Japenese 125 enduro bike fits the bill for your first bike. Ball park specs: 250 lbs wet max, 12-15 hp

You will get 3 cents change back for your nickel for all thr above.

Happy Trails

Brother Burns





Hi everyone. I'm a new member here from California. I am totally new to this motorcycle world but want to buy new bike. Hoping this is not the wrong place to discuss. Thanks
Hi everyone. I'm a new member here from California. I am totally new to this motorcycle world but want to buy new bike. Hoping this is not the wrong place to discuss. Thanks
 
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