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Beginner and Intermediate Motorcycles

  • October 21, 2015
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Here at AK Motors we stock a wide array of used motorcycles to suit any rider skill levels and riding style. Whether you are looking to purchase your first motorcycle, or upgrade to something with more power, we have a bike that is perfect for you.

For beginner to intermediate level riders, we recommend motorcycles with an engine displacement of 250cc-650cc. If you’re looking to get started on your first motorcycle, popular choices include the Honda CBR 250, CBR 500, Kawasaki Ninja 250, Ninja 300, Ninja 500, or the Suzuki GS500. These bikes are lightweight, easy to maneuver, and offer excellent gas mileage. One of the most important factors to consider when buying a beginner bike is the riding position. An upright, relaxed riding position will provide the most comfort, balance, and control for those just getting into motorcycling.

If you frequently ride on the freeway, we recommend stepping up to motorcycles in the 500cc-650cc size. Popular motorcycles in this range include the Honda Shadow 600, Kawasaki Ninja 650, Suzuki SV650 and SV650S, Triumph Street Triple R, Yamaha FZ6, and many more. Stepping up to a 600cc or higher engine size will offer far more comfort at highway speeds, in addition to more power for spirited riding. Choices like the Kawasaki Ninja 650, Suzuki SV650 or Yamaha FZ6 offer the perfect blend of an upright riding position with plenty of power for freeway commuting and sport touring.

We also carry all the top supersport bikes including the Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, Suzuki GSXR, and Yamaha R6. These motorcycles are recommended for experienced riders looking for the most aggressive riding position. The track-focused design of supersport motorcycles combined with high-revving engines make for extremely responsive handling, throttle and braking performance.

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