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  • 07-13-2015, 02:14 AM
    Carter
    I have started with Cbr 250 it's quiet easy to control and you can make it perfect companion for your rides. No matter what you are riding but how you are riding. Wearing fully protected gear with helmet and boot is few of never missed accessories when looking to ride a motorcycle.
  • 02-20-2015, 08:08 PM
    socaltravis
    Need more info before a proper suggestion can be made. His experience.... Mopeds, dirt bikes, any motorcycle experience? How athletic is your kid? Makes a big difference also (seems silly but very true).

    I would agree with most on here to get a Ninja 250 (get new so you dont deal with maintenance issues, they are cheap). However, if your son/daughter is naturally athletic, pics up just about anything rather quickly, they will outgrow the 250 rather quickly, in about 6 months. Especially when they start riding with others that have bigger bikes.

    The sooner the better, you learn quicker the younger you are. You need to set guidelines that will help keep them alive. Freeways, night driving, should be avoided. The motorcycle safety course is a great class. Well worth the money. Might change the kids mind also if they get freaked out by what achievements must be completed in the class.

    Good luck.
  • 07-04-2013, 04:08 AM
    marinajason
    Quote Originally Posted by RD16RR View Post
    depending on your overall goal, which can make a huge difference, if the 18yr old is sport bike minded, an older ninja 250...or the newer 300 would be ideal.....and signing up for the local MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) riders course right away would be something to do, no matter which bike style you chose to start with - i would certainly prepare for the course, getting the basics out of the way (clutch, brake, throttle gearbox control & practice as much as he cares to do) so he can get as much as possible from the class - good luck, and enjoy the ride
    Hi I am agreed with RD16RR that ninja 250 is best for teenagers. Had done a lot of searches on this bike so will definitely suggest you for this . And one more suggestion for you that do use motorbike gears for your riding .
    Happy riding.
  • 06-03-2013, 04:19 PM
    Fireman1291
    None. While I rode motocross for 15 years I'm happy I stayed off a street bike until my late twenties. I would have killed myself doing something immature. 18 is just too young to trust your right wrist. And this is coming from a hooligan.
  • 03-23-2013, 09:34 AM
    RD16RR
    depending on your overall goal, which can make a huge difference, if the 18yr old is sport bike minded, an older ninja 250...or the newer 300 would be ideal.....and signing up for the local MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) riders course right away would be something to do, no matter which bike style you chose to start with - i would certainly prepare for the course, getting the basics out of the way (clutch, brake, throttle gearbox control & practice as much as he cares to do) so he can get as much as possible from the class - good luck, and enjoy the ride
  • 03-22-2013, 11:34 PM
    T2Bar
    Well sir

    I started out with a CB125 when I was young and got laughed at a lot. However, it was a very good learning tool and didn't have so much power and weight to reach up and bite me with. After about a year with that I went to a CB550F and then a CB1100F. I definitely recommend an incremental learning curve. It will save you a lot of road rash. The CB250 and the Ninja 300 are going to be great starter bikes and will still run 70-80 mph and leave almost any car in its dust in a drag race.

    Start small and you'll be happier. My son, now 27 years old started on a 250 and now rides a 600. He has crashed very little. Also be cognizant of wild animals. I killed a deer with a ZRX 1100 and it hurt. Also staying off the road during peak drunk driver times (weekend nights) helps quite a bit.

    Good luck, Good riding, and keep the rubber side down!
  • 03-22-2013, 05:28 AM
    cassydave
    BMX bikes for young boys feature a scaled-down frame that aids in the learning process. For older boys, BMX companies offer full-sized models used for trick riding techniques.
  • 02-25-2013, 04:35 AM
    jordancox

    What is the best Motorbike to get at 18years of age?

    You Must share your reviews which bike is best for me?

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