The Best Beginner Motorcycles - Review

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The “starter bike” is a myth. Why buy something “good for learning” when you can choose a motorcycle to love forever? We picked our favourite off-road, sportbike and standard motorbikes that - coincidentally - happen to be easy to ride [Details below]
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Nate River
Nate River Vor 23 Stunden
if only the ktm wouldn't be that ugly.
Jon Parker
Jon Parker Vor Tag
In the garage I have my Monster 750, and she's a great ride, absolutely love it. But for my Basic Rider Course they slapped us on either an Intruder 250 or the TU250. I did it on the TU250 and I gotta say you nailed it on the head. What a delightful little bike, absolutely loved riding on it and wish I could have taken it out on the street after I completed the course and got my endorsement
Cedric Crow
Cedric Crow Vor Tag
My first bike is 500cc, am I going to die?
Eirik A
Eirik A Vor Tag
The RC390 has an ugly front and like you said it's not reliable. Those are my only problems with it.
Hot Chihuahua
Hot Chihuahua Vor 3 Tage
I started small and worked my way to 1200cc over the last 50 + years ! I am older and still love motorcycles , I want a smaller , lighter bike , even a dual purpose ! Motorcycles have never been better and now it’s a buyer’s market ! Young millennials our missing out on a fun way to travel !
Shawn Miranda
Shawn Miranda Vor 5 Tage
Unpopular opinion, I really dislike KTM’s 390 motor. I’ve never been a fan of single cylinders that big and the bike just doesn’t feel as smooth as it’s Twin powered competition. That coupled with the reliability issues makes me tell people to stay away from it like the plague.
Gary Bromley
Gary Bromley Vor 6 Tage
I love suzukis, I now have a 16 year old hayabusa. Its never failed me once in 2 years. Its not like I ride steady either, she'll lift in every gear. I have spent 2k on her though.?.sensibly, tyres, brake discs, lines, bearings, master cylinder,. Excellent review by the way.
Desmond Williams
Desmond Williams Vor 7 Tage
I bust out laughing on the “before the invention of cost cutting” comment! Lol
prilep5 Vor 8 Tage
😂11:14 into wet underwear territory
alienvseditor Vor 8 Tage
The only thing I don't like about the RC 390 is the shape of the headlights, the forward facing round eyes look silly in my opinion.
ASHWIN Vor 11 Tage
When you Suggest RC390 but Forget to Suggest a RE 650TWINS
D B Vor 11 Tage
Commuter friendly beginners bike? Honda NC750x, taught me how to handle larger bikes
Mira culix
Mira culix Vor 12 Tage
Always Ducati, always!
Drexyl Spivey
Drexyl Spivey Vor 13 Tage
could the klx go on the highway?
Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams Vor 13 Tage
Those Ktm rc390s are horrible I bought one and sold it under 100 miles! It runs as hot as a wood stove!
harsh gandhi
harsh gandhi Vor 14 Tage
Designed in the 1990s, before the invention of cost-cutting!!!!
martin fard
martin fard Vor 14 Tage
Why No tw200?!
Ritez XY
Ritez XY Vor 17 Tage
KTM 390 is entry leavel bike ? . Me : cries in India
Toq Toq
Toq Toq Vor 19 Tage
TikiorTaka Vor 19 Tage
How about the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650!?
My first bike is a 2007 Yamaha wr 450, I love that bike. I have had it for only two weeks and lay it down daily. Indestructible, nimble, and 60hp is plenty to get the giggle factor going..........and make me whiskey throttle into the bushes, again.
David Seymour
David Seymour Vor 20 Tage
Honda grom
Ronan Murphy
Ronan Murphy Vor 21 Tag
could you ride motorways with the KLM250? I got a 250 ninja and going on motorways has worn it out very fast.
Black Light
Black Light Vor 23 Tage
Beginning riders; Road rash is very underrated as an injury. Don't ride a street bike until you've spent hours LAPPING around a short course, which can be a very simple loop in a dirt field. Do it on small, learning bike like the xr75/80r or the CT90/110 with the auto clutch. Lapping let's you get better in very small increments without eating it. You'll be low to the ground, so learn how to brake traction, lean over, wring out the little bike. Use the front brake and shift to stay in the powerband. Good small bikes can be sold for what you paid for them. You'll be much less likely to wreck your shiny, expensive street machine if you take your sweet time to work up in size and weight. You'll have MUCH MORE confidence and ride safer. Spend less on the bike and more to gear up with thick leathers.
LordCoffee Vor 24 Tage
My dumbass watching this with a 50cc Piaggio Liberty
Marcus Espinoza
Marcus Espinoza Vor 24 Tage
Top Gear should be embarrassed. This is how you do a motor show.
DrewBloo Vor 24 Tage
F9 is a genius. You should be on TV too if you aren’t already.
Reclaimer Vor 25 Tage
I took my BRC on a TU250X 👌 best bike to learn on, so far
Dale C
Dale C Vor 27 Tage
I only have $2000 :(
Jeffrey Hurst
Jeffrey Hurst Vor 27 Tage
I love the KTM. I just can't stand unreliability.
Nothing New
Nothing New Vor 27 Tage
dualsports ftw
John M
John M Vor 29 Tage
help. you are re-igniting my bike love... stop it.
Sams Lab
Sams Lab Vor Monat
nija 400 and r3 have longer gears than the rc and are just as light and r3 is just as strong and the nija is stronger than the rc after the 2nd gear
Drummer Glenn
Drummer Glenn Vor Monat
I'm surprised you picked the less reliable, slower KTM over the Ninja 400.
Geezus Khryst
Geezus Khryst Vor 7 Tage
Because in the very beginning of the video, he said "The wisest choice is to buy something stupid fun". And I can confirm that the RC is indeed more fun to ride than Ninja 400. That's why I got one.
Allan Lloyd Lim
Allan Lloyd Lim Vor Monat
I'll go with the Suzuki 🥺
William Hoffman
William Hoffman Vor Monat
New riders should not buy new motorcycles. Having said that my 09 Honda CRF230L is perfect for new riders. There are others like it from all Japanese makers. They are where to start, and yes, there is old technology in many of these bikes that's not a bad thing because motorcycles are a mature technology like cars and from now on will be too sophisticated to make sense. Motorcycles need to be simple or they're not fun. 40 years of riding taught me that. Simple reliability is the key.
DuzBee Vor Monat
If you ever want to visit Australia, there is always a room here for you my Commonwealth motorbike riding Brother from another Mother 👍🏻. Awesome content as always.
Max Likman
Max Likman Vor Monat
Can you review on X-ADV HONDA?
Shariq Mirzaa
Shariq Mirzaa Vor Monat
Pitch perfect 99.99999
Hubert Kam
Hubert Kam Vor Monat
Some of these dirt bikes are nearly twice as heavy as my motorbike
Scott Hulslander
Scott Hulslander Vor Monat
"7/8th scale sex symbol, Zach Efron"
Philip B
Philip B Vor Monat
How about including drop-test evaluations in your beginner motorcycle reviews? Actually, every motorcycle should be drop tested. On concrete. Port, and Starboard. It would be good to know what the consequences will be when the inevitable gravity-well vortex pulls your precious new steed past the event horizon. Just sayin'.
Diego L
Diego L Vor Monat
Yeah, I lile this more than that other motorcycle channel that said an R1 is a good beginner bike
Richieforthewin 1
Richieforthewin 1 Vor Monat
Brb gonna go buy a Suzuki Tu250x real quick
Some Guy
Some Guy Vor Monat
Road a TU250X for my BRC. I never thought I would hear about it ever again, yet here it is.
Beaux Bowden
Beaux Bowden Vor Monat
You remind me of Bo Burnham.
5ebra1 Vor Monat
Your videos are such high quality and the information you provide is useful. Love the comedy script and the amazing locations.
psychiatry is eugenics
psychiatry is eugenics Vor Monat
Thijs van Mensvoort
Thijs van Mensvoort Vor Monat
After the ktm I got a husqvarna ad. After the Suzuki I got a classic motercyclr group ride ad😂
Nereus 24
Nereus 24 Vor Monat
fell in love with the Suzuki TU250X just to realize that its not available in
Mike Lobdell
Mike Lobdell Vor Monat
Filmed in my back yard. My friend and I love our Yamaha xt250's for there 31 inch seat height. 291 lbs. 11.2 inches ground clearance. More fuel capacity. No radiator. Having said that until recently I road with a friend with the Honda, and still ride with another with the Kawasaki. Everyone liked there bikes and they all made it to the end of the trail on any given day. If anything it was the choice of tires that made the biggest difference. On the street they all seemed about the same. For me if you're shorter xt250 is great. If your comfortable on the taller Kawasaki you get a lot for your money.
Tarek Adly
Tarek Adly Vor Monat
I don't know why but it seems that your vedios are always lagging!!!!! I tried many times it'a always lagging when i select your vedios!!!!!
Tech'N'ItOut Vor Monat
Can we all just share the crap out of this channel so I can see this hit 1M Subs in the next week or so? Really into motorcycles.. Never owned one (at least that I ended up registering and riding). Have my full license and trying so hard to convince the wife.. hasn't been easy. Your channel is very, very entertaining and intuitive. Loving it
Nick Vor Monat
Two words. Turbo.Busa.
rohanadhav39 Vor Monat
Royal Enfield Intercepter is the best Cafe Racer classic Bike And RE Himalayan is best Adventure Tourer best bucks for Money
James J.
James J. Vor Monat
Boy do i feel bad for you guys and tiered licenses... on a scale of one-to-america, how free are you today?
A S G Vor Monat
I've been riding for 16 years now and I still own a 155cc street-fighter. Although over years it has lost much of its weight and gained a few HPs ...🤘😁 + New tyres, new single seat, new filters, re-wired, remapped ECU, full system handmade exhaust, bigger Fuel intake ( Bcz it's carburettor ) and a all blacked out color.
Negro Lee
Negro Lee Vor Monat
Brilliant! Nothing to add. . . *except*. . I miss the Yamaha V-STAR 250 in the list, very simple and reliable mini-cruiser 🤩
Ancient Buns
Ancient Buns Vor Monat
I’m still 2bones off the 250, *sniff* it’ll be my bike soon
Kosai Vor Monat
In the description, you link a riding shirt, but what is the light jacket you have over that? Is that in another video?
yopacific Vor Monat
I'm constantly surprised at how incredible this channel is
richard glaser
richard glaser Vor Monat
You do some of THE best videos on DEshow. Thanks!
Filip Vor Monat
MT-07 is a heaven to begin on. Especially when Yamaha provides restriction to 35kw, and free fix to 55kw.
Mone pigen
Mone pigen Vor Monat
And here I am, just got my license and starting of on a 1983 Yamaha xs400 DOHC 😂
theEntreriCode Vor Monat
Wasn't interested in a beginner cycle, but you've just put the Kawasaki and Suzuki on my radar it and when they finally come to India.
Matt Madness
Matt Madness Vor Monat
Is that suzuki enough to get on highway? And is 1.84m not too tall to ride it?? Very cool vid. Coming Friday I'm having my first lesson to get my license 😁 could use some tips on what to get, like how many cc is good
tristan 123455
tristan 123455 Vor Monat
can you do a review on the updated version of the honda super cub CT125? although i'm not sure if that's available in north america
Jhansen Chonn
Jhansen Chonn Vor Monat
Oh shit!!! That's Surrey!!!!
David Falgout
David Falgout Vor Monat
amen brother
Cheapest motorcycle is X-Pect lifan dirt bike drive on road or off roads l think the best bike lifan KP 200 6 speed!
Joe Mama
Joe Mama Vor Monat
That transition at 5:04 was fantastic
Jose Velez
Jose Velez Vor Monat
Firstb Lastb
Firstb Lastb Vor Monat
Ktm’s are a lot of nice parts assembled into a motorcycle that don’t like to cooperate with each other.
Joey Love
Joey Love Vor 2 Monate
Best channel period.
rafihossain isa
rafihossain isa Vor 2 Monate
Cc limit in Bangladesh is 150cc .i own a yamaha fzs 150 v2 and I'm 19 :v
julian pat
julian pat Vor 2 Monate
Tbh my first bike was a 87 kx125 but with a 75 KE100 2 stroke but ended up trading it for a 2004 susuki rm 85 with a bad head
Thomas Cesarz
Thomas Cesarz Vor 2 Monate
Your work is brilliant sir! I thoroughly enjoy videos and they are a highlight to my day and my ever-learning motorcycle knowledge. Thanks and have a great day. Tom Cesarz
Ashen Vendetta
Ashen Vendetta Vor 2 Monate
i drive a burgman 650 get at me
Jordan E
Jordan E Vor 2 Monate
my msf course was taught on a fleet of TU 250X's and well I didn't hate it, but I was riding a 500cc Buell to class so it was an interesting switch. I do agree the TU 250X is a great beginner bike and heck if you're only riding in the city you could happily ride it well past any beginner status.
Prathap Poojary
Prathap Poojary Vor 2 Monate
Ktm RC390 made in india bike 40%+ stakeholder are bajaj automotive of india.. And every ktm under 500 cc is made in india
Mikhil Shah
Mikhil Shah Vor 2 Monate
Checkout how I've enjoyed My Triumph Tiger on/offroad at :
Joe Rocket1979
Joe Rocket1979 Vor 2 Monate
Since when was 5000$ "cheap" youtube pays well i suppose, 2000$ is more than adequate for that junk.that ktm is underrated in hp, I dare you to dyno it.
Pete Reilly
Pete Reilly Vor 2 Monate
Best beginner 'cruiser' style bike IMO is the Yamaha Virago XV250 / VStar 250. I put 10,000 miles on mine, and it was great for everything short of actual interstate travel.
Rohin Hans
Rohin Hans Vor 2 Monate
Should of had the ninja 400 there instead of the ktm but I guess the ktm is made more for the track. Ninja has more power and higher top speed
Colin Vor 2 Monate
Would you guys ever consider fortnine merch? I’d totally buy a coffee mug or two w/ my next order haha.
Barbero El Teacher
Barbero El Teacher Vor 2 Monate
Ay caramba the best video quality and editing in DEshow 👏👏👏👏👏
शिरीष ರಾಮಾಯ
शिरीष ರಾಮಾಯ Vor 2 Monate
Man, I would go and buy an RC390 if literally everybody in my locality didn't have one. Even my Neighbourhood Watchman owns an RC200...and the general public can't differentiate. 390 Adventure is my best go for a KTM
G-Unit Vor 14 Tage
i recommend no ktm, they are known for having shit durability
Prathap Poojary
Prathap Poojary Vor 2 Monate
😂😂😂 ohohoho yakanno??
Thomas Edgerley
Thomas Edgerley Vor 2 Monate
Me: Riding for 2 month watching this with my RC390 Me: "Hey look babe! It's you!"
Thomas Edgerley
Thomas Edgerley Vor Tag
Good luck my dude
ISM Vor Tag
How I'm hoping to be in a few months whenever I have enough saved up to get my own! Been anxiously waiting to have enough saved up to get it finally
vilestine Vor 2 Monate
I didn't have the RC but the Duke version of 390, it was perfect... When under 100 km/h. Highway speed of 120 km/h you really want a wind shield. If cruising in a city or smaller roads, perfect machine. Huge handlebar makes it easy to maneuver
kitko33 Vor 2 Monate
Best beginner bike? The one that's reliable. AKA Japanese. You wanna ride to learn and a ride to and from the repair shop with 3 weeks in between doesn't count.
Exystant Vor 2 Monate
I’m curious if you wanted to use the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and why you didn’t? That’s my first bike and I’ve had it for 2 years and it’s a great first bike :)
Mitchell Hogg
Mitchell Hogg Vor 2 Monate
5:04 that is the SMOOTHEST transition I have ever seen
Fajar Reza
Fajar Reza Vor 2 Monate
Her Majesty would say it's .12 horses per pound
raglanheuser Vor 2 Monate
when i run out of fortnine videos to watch i just start watching them again from the beginning
林政諺 Vor 2 Monate
What’s that website for finding bikes
I want that Suzuki👍💕
chewyland live
chewyland live Vor 2 Monate
Ryan, can you review a Romet Ogar 202 for us please? I got an orange one and I love it.
Dunlop Kuhmo II
Dunlop Kuhmo II Vor 2 Monate
Nathaniel Libunao
Nathaniel Libunao Vor 2 Monate
I had the option of choosing a 2029 suzuki tu250x or a 2008 Suzuki Boulevard s40 both within 300 dollars of each other in terms of price. I went with the boulevard but the tu250 looked nice as well
danteelite Vor 2 Monate
Is Ryan an asian celebrity for some reason? lol How bizarre...
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