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Best Used Motorcycle For A Beginner? Our Top List!

Need a little advice for buying a used motorcycle?

If you’re a beginner to the motorcycle scene, it’s probably a wise idea to cut your teeth on a used motorcycle rather than throwing big bucks at a brand new model. There are plenty of good reasons to support that line of thinking. Firstly, you don’t want to invest a load of money into something you can’t use properly yet. Secondly, there’s a good chance that you might drop it. And thirdly, and most importantly, this will be your first motorcycle of many – save your cash now, so you can buy what you really want a little further down the line.

Used Motorcycles For New Riders

Now, when you think of the term “used motorcycles” you’re probably conjuring up images of rusty, smoke-belching, barn finds. That’s not the case. These days, the definition of a used motorcycle isn’t synonymous with a horror show. Motorcycles built within the last fifteen years are still aesthetically on point, incredibly reliable, and fitted with enough modern gadgetry to keep you upright…most of the time. And lucky for you new motorcyclists, the industry got pretty stagnant over the past few years. So, something badged up as a 2016 or 2010 model isn’t really that much different to a 2013 in most cases.

That being said, we’re leaning our choices more towards the modern side, but we’re not going to mention a particular year. Consider this a handy guide to point you in the right direction. If you’re looking for a small capacity sports bike, then check out the nearest thing that suits you on the list, and then head to Google and refine your search. Remember this though: when it comes to a learner motorcycle, put your ego to one side. It’s better to master a 250 than to stay looking like an idiot on a 600. This is your first motorcycle, so keep it simple, keep it small, and don’t forget that the only way is up after you’ve got the basics down. And if you’re going to fall, fall under something you can lift up – there is nothing more embarrassing than watching someone struggle to lift up their downed motorcycle.

So here are favorite used motorcycle choices for beginner riders!

Categories: List Articles, Motorcycles

Joe Appleton
About Joe Appleton

I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…