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Whats the best Newbie bike?

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by adadrian, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. in your opinion whats the best bike a newbie should get for his first bike??


    my first bike was a honda vtr250, it was a great little bike it was light, and zippy and enough power to get me to rev up if i need to. i also had a good ride on the cbrr250 and ninja250 those was heaps fun but to me for a newbie the honda vtr250 was definatly the easiest to learn on and i'd have to say a better newbie bike. (on what i've ridden)



    so saying that i have obviously not ridden all the newbie bikes so guys in your opinion what do you think is the best bike for a newbie???

    i currently ride a honda vt400 which is also a lams bike but its not as easy to ride as a lot of the other lighter bikes out there.
     
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  2. Vtr250.
     
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  3. Depends how you define 'best'. If it's easiest to learn to ride, not the LAMS cruisers.
     
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  4. New gen ninja 250... but I maybe biased..

    Tried a couple of vtr250's but they both feel very unsettled in the rear. Maybe a lack of experience though. CB400 was pure awesome. Great blend of power, good looks and easy to ride. Bit on the exxy side for a recent example though.

    If you were after the quickest... rvf400. Put tyga fairings on it and it'd look the goods too
     
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  5. yes easiest to learn to ride....best for learners

    not the quickest or best looking but the easiest to learn best for learners
     
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  6. Gpx 250. It's a full fairing bike as opposed to the vtr so with wind ect in mind it's a plus...it's light and nimble so makes learning to corner ect a breeze ...and to top it off - they're cheap(I talk about the 88-07 models btw) and parts are a dime a dozen from wreckers or even the net as it's a model that's been in production for yonks
     
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  7. Whats the best Newbie bike?

    The one that you like best, pure and simple.
     
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