The 7 Best Motorcycles For New Riders


If you’re a new motorcycle rider, you may have a hard time picking your first motorbike. We’re not talking about the normal motorbikes that everyone is riding here in Malaysia, which are more perfect to get you more accustomed to riding a bike. These are the flashier bikes which will really give you the feeling of being a motorcycle rider. These are the bikes that will help you develop skill, save money, and have fun.


It may look intimidating but that’s why we’re here to help you. Here are 7 motorbikes that are perfect for new riders.

1. Honda Rebel 500

Image from:  The Bike Market

Image from: The Bike Market

Engine Displacement: 471cc
Saddle Height: 27.2 inches
Curb Weight: 185kg

If you ever wanted to be a Rebel, this may just be the right fit for you. The Honda Rebel is smart, stylish, lightweight, and fun, and it’s not too intimidating for new riders. It’s subtle, blacked-out looks and compact frame is definitely a fit for the rebel in you.

2. Harley-Davidson Street 750

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Image from: Youtube

Engine Displacement: 749cc
Saddle Height: 28.3 inches
Curb Weight: 233kg

Ah a Harley. Nothing gives a stronger statement of a motorcyclist than a Harley. However, Harleys are often seen as very unapproachable, since they’re big, loud and very intimidating. Enter the Harley-Davidson Street 750. You get the power of the 750cc engine and the confidence and quick handling of a nimble chassis and dialed-in suspension. It’s very clearly a Harley, but the Street 750 is smaller, lighter, better mannered, and more approachable. A perfect start into your motorbiking days.

3. Yamaha SR400

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Image from: Bike EXIF

Engine Displacement: 399cc
Saddle Height: 30.9 inches
Curb Weight: 174kg

Another retro bike with a bit more oomph. The Yamaha SR400 is not as big, heavy or expensive as other retro bikes in its range. It boasts of a solid single-cylinder mill, classic looks, and a comfortable riding position for all those long rides. Plus, the new makes of the SR400 doesn’t have all the problems that comes with a bike model from the 70s and with its mix of style and comfort, is perfect for new riders.

4. Triumph T100 Bonneville

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Image from: MCN

Engine Displacement: 900cc
Saddle Height: 31.1 inches
Curb Weight: 234kg

A classic among classics. The Bonneville is a bike driven by Hollywood’s finest badasses; Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen etc. Along with this little bit of history, the new Bonneville is a masterpiece of classic style, power and a whole lot of fun. Plus it’s good to be able to ride something this badass as a new rider, just to show off a bit.

5. Kawasaki Ninja 400

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Engine Displacement: 399cc
Saddle Height: 30.9 inches
Curb Weight: 166kg

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 is perfect for new riders. From commuting through dense traffic, learning the skills necessary to go fast, just getting around, or looking for fun ride, the Ninja 400 is easy to ride, faster than you’d think, and extremely economical to run.  

6. Honda CB500F

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Image from: Asphalt and Rubber

Engine Displacement: 471cc
Saddle Height: 31.1 Inches
Curb Weight: 191kg

The Honda CB500F is both comfortable and has more than enough power to burst through the highways for your commute. It’s also a good choice if you decide to go on the less comfortable mountain roads. And while it may not look like much, the CB500 is everything you want from a motorcycle in one extremely affordable, economical package.


7. Honda NC700X

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Image from: Top Speed

Engine Displacement: 670cc
Saddle Height: 32.7 inches
Curb Weight: 215kg

Touted as one of the easiest bikes to ride, the Honda NC700X is a everything-fits kind of bike. With its engine based on the Honda Fit hatchback, it boasts of amazing power delivery and torque, while also maintaining excellent fuel economy. This is a bike for you to take on the urban crawls but also out into the open roads.

So what do you think of the list above? If you’re a new motorcyclist, we definitely welcome you to use this list and try out a new bike! Leave a comment below!