Bike recommendations for son

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Bike recommendations for son

Post by cmborn » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:12 am

I am looking for some bike recommendations for my son. He just passed his motorcycle safety course and is obviously an inexperienced rider. He is heading off to college in the fall. I was thinking of a used bike, low displacement, road bike, electric start, and completely bullet proof. The bike would be outside at college (Memphis, TN). My budget range is $2500. Thanks! Chris

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Post by BevHevSteve » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:08 am

DR350 is an obvious first choice as it is light and doesn;t have expensive body panels etc that will need fixing etc when he drops it or when someone knocks it over. It is an on road / off road bike.

If you are only interested in a road bike, then something like a ninja 250 or ex500. Plentiful, cheap, and he can ride it a year or 2 then sell it on for probably what he bought it for.

Then step up slowly on larger displacement bikes.
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Post by Wassy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:26 pm

Honda CB 500.
Bullet proof and quite nippy. Cheap as chips as well.

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Re: Bike recommendations for son

Post by thomashank » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:57 am

Honda CBR will be good but i think you have a bike for your son now

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