Originally Posted by Ryans E39
I always tell new riders to just skip the 250 and get a 500 or 600. If you're responsible both can be great starter bikes. IMHO 250s would be great as a second bike, used strictly for commuting...
My g/f, who has never ridden a bike, is currently attending the Rider's Edge Course sponsored by Reno Harley-Davidson. The course is designed for true beginners to help them ride the safe and correct way, and ultimately get their motorcycle license without going to the DMV.
They start them out on 500cc Buell Blasts:
2002 BMW 325i - his
2000 Honda Odyssey EX - hers
1994 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Sportside Z71 - whoevers vehicle is in the shop
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Vivid Black) - his
2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Low (Pearl White) - hers
2011 Tao Tao 50 - whoevers bike is in the shop
2007 Reinell 186 FNS - Aly's and Susi's (our two Miniature Schnauzers)
1995 Fleetwood Flair 27R - EVERYBODY'S