I really don't think the CBR500R is appropriate for new riders. I'd say the CBR250R is the best beginners bike on the market. The CBR250R is light, it's practical, it's economical, and it's got enough punch to do what needs doing for regular street riding.
I couldn't agree more. My first bike was a used Honda NT650 Hawk. That was too big for me (too heavy), I dropped my bike few times when come to a stop. That was very discouraging for a new rider.
Now I am riding CBR250R instead. I love it. Never drop it
I don't think I want to switch to a big bike anytime soon (not until becoming a very experienced rider).
hi, im new to riding motorcycles and was wondering if it is worth it/safe enough for me to purchase and ride a cbr500r as a first motorcycle. in the past ive ridden 125cc dirt bikes with ease (2/4 stroke) and last year learned to ride my friends motorcycle cause i was interested in learning to drive these machines. The bike I learned on was a suzuki enduro crossover 450 and it was much too tall, my tippy toes touched the ground (i'm 5'7). I understand that it was fairly unsafe especially to learn on but within a day i wasn't stalling the bike and driving it smoothly in a residential area. I took the MSF and used one of the 250cc's provided. I will be wearing a full face helmet and full chest/back protector at all times when riding. Originally i wanted to get the new 250r or the ninja 300 but now that there is a 500cc full size bike, that i wont have to upgrade for years makes more sense, especially because it is a fraction more than the ninja 300. Please help, thanks