Good beginner motorcycle ?

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Good beginner motorcycle ?

#1 Unread post by kalbyl » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:02 pm

So I have been looking at different motorcycles as I’m taking my A2 license and I have a hard time actually choosing what bike is the best for me, does anyone have suggestions for bikes that can be driven on an A2 license (max 47bhp/35kw)? For example have I been pretty interested in the Honda shadow 750 as I have some love for cruisers, but I can be flexible in taste. :D

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Re: Good beginner motorcycle ?

#2 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:39 pm

You might also like the Yamaha 650 V-Star.
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Re: Good beginner motorcycle ?

#3 Unread post by kalbyl » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:52 am

blues2cruise wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:39 pm
You might also like the Yamaha 650 V-Star.
Well it is quite a good looking bike, tho the v-star generally feels a bit slower and more unreliable than the shadow, maybe the Kawasaki w800 could be something? The rebel also seems a bit slow, I still want to be able to go for longer rides and so on.

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#4 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:26 pm

Vulcan S 650 is another strong contender in this category. They use the same 650cc parallel twin motor as in the NInja 650, so they have a lot more power than your typical 650 cruiser. Not sure if they meet the licensing requirement for horsepower but I'd be surprised if they didn't.

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Re: Good beginner motorcycle ?

#5 Unread post by aaronhooker » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:07 am

Yamaha YZF R6 600 is good.

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