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6 Great Motorcycles For Entry Level Riders

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

There are many quality motorcycles that are overlooked by potential buyers. They may not be the fastest or the classiest, or the coolest motorcycle but all of these motorcycles are amazing bikes. Here is a list of 6 commonly overlooked motorcycles that may or may not be the perfect motorcycle for you.

Suzuki Gladius
Suzuki Gladius ($6,899)

The Suzuki Gladius is a sport bike with a more comfortable riding position for the daily commuter. It has a trellis frame which is visible and makes the bike look awesome. It is similar to the way the Harley Davidson V-Rod has a visible tube frame.

The 650cc V-Twin engine gets around 58 miles to the gallon. If you are looking for a quality motorcycle that looks great then the Suzuki Gladius may be a great choice for you. You can ride the Suzuki Gladius to work and back each day and then on the weekends you can go for extended cruises. There are also many aftermarket accessories that will fit the Suzuki Gladius.

Suzuki TU250
Suzuki TU250 $(3,799)

The Suzuki TU250 looks like it was made in the early 1970's. The Suzuki TU250 has a small 249cc engine. The Suzuki TU250 is now fuel injected. The Suzuki TU250 combines classic styling with a quality motorcycle that is great for riding around town and on back roads. You can even take the Suzuki TU250 onto the interstate once in a while for quick jaunts between exits. The Suzuki TU250 is not designed to be rode on the interstate but sometimes it is the only way to get to your favorite back road.

The styling of the Suzuki TU250 is not for everyone. You either like it or dislike it. With all of the cruisers on the road now days looking pretty much the same you will stand out from the Harley crowd with a Suzuki TU250. You may take some hazing from your buddies and co-workers for riding a Suzuki TU250 but at 82 miles per gallon you will definitely be getting better gas mileage then anybody else you know.

Kawasaki Ninja 250
Kawasaki Ninja 250 ($4,299)

The Suzuki TU250 is a great bike with max speeds of around 60-70 mph. If you want a 250 that can reach speeds of 110 mph and has great performance as well as the looks and styling of a full size sport bike then the Kawasaki Ninja 250 is a motorcycle you should take a look at.

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has the great looks of a larger sport bike. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is great for short riders, entry level riders, as well as anyone that likes a great value in a motorcycle. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is considered by many riders to be the best value available;e for a new motorcycle. If after riding the Kawasaki Ninja 250 for a year or two you ever decide to upgrade to a larger motorcycle such as the Kawasaki Ninja 500 you will have no problem selling your used Kawasaki Ninja 250. The demand for the Kawasaki Ninja 250 continues to grow each year.

Even if you have rode large cruiser before but want to start riding a sports bike then the Kawasaki Ninja 250 is a great choice. When you look at the Kawasaki Ninja 250 you can not tell if it is a 250 or the Kawasaki Ninja 500 because they look so similar. Year after year the Kawasaki Ninja 250 continues to be a best selling motorcycle around the Country.

Kawasaki Vulcan 900
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom ($8,349)

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom retail pricing starts at $8,349 but can be found for as little as $6,300 when the Kawasaki dealers have a sale like the one that is currently running. Even at $8,349 the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is a great value. You get the performance of a mid size cruiser that feels and rides like a full size cruise. Even a large and tall male will have no problem fitting onto the frame of a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom will allow you to not only ride around town but you can easily take a motorcycle tour across country if you want too.

Honda Shadow Aero 750
Honda Shadow Aero and the Honda Shadow Spirit 750 ($6,999)

The Honda Shadow Aero and the Honda Shadow Spirit 750 are great entry level cruiser for riders that you will not outgrow anytime soon. The Honda Shadow Aero and the Honda Shadow Spirit 750 have the look and feel of a full size motorcycle cruiser but with a smaller engine that is more manageable for newer riders. If you want to ride the Honda Shadow Aero and the Honda Shadow Spirit 750 to Sturgis you will be more than able to with these great motorcycles from Honda. With some basic maintenance and tune ups these motorcycles will last for many years.

Harley Sportster 883
Harley Davidson Sportster 883 ($6,999)

The Harley Davidson Sportster 883 is the cheapest brand new Harley you can buy. The Harley Davidson Sportster 883 is a great bike for newer riders as well as shorter riders. If you are taller than 6 feet you may want to add some forward controls for your ring comfort.

If you just have to have a Harley Davidson but can not afford a Big Twin then the Harley Davidson Sportster 883 may be a great bike for you. The Harley Davidson Sportster 883 has many accessories that are available so you can customize the motorcycle all you want. There are many riders that even tour with the Harley Davidson Sportster 883. If after riding your Harley Davidson Sportster 883 for awhile you decide you want more power then take it to your Harley Dealer. Your Harley Dealer can bore out the engine for about $1,000 including labor. After they finish the engine job your 883 Sportster will now have the power of a Sportster 1200.

There are many great motorcycles out there for sale. What may be a great motorcycle for one rider may be a poor option for a different rider. Don't be loyal to a certain brand such as Harley Davidson. Look at all of the motorcycle shops in your area. Test ride and ask questions. Even if you are Loyal to Harley Davidson you may find a great deal on a bike you love at a different dealership. Motorcycling is about the freedom of riding, not brand is painted on the gas tank. Image Credits: (Flickr/robertnelson),(Flickr/jesusbizanda),(Flickr/nukeit1) (Wikipedia)



Feb 29, 2012 6:34pm
I've been thinking about cycling for a long time. I love four wheeling, so it seems like it would be a natural fit. I'm a big fat guy though, so nothing less than a 900 will work for me.
Sep 6, 2012 8:41am
Hi once again great inspirational article--never thought I'd get interested in motorcycles but your articles have done it for me--2 thumbs for this one
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