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Which Sportbike is the Best For a Beginner?

Mar 30, 2020 11:30:59 PM / by RumbleOn Road Captain

Fear not, the best sportbike for beginners is easier to find than you might think.

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle for a long time, the time is now. Whether you’re into ATVs, motorcycles or sportbikes, there’s always a learning curve. For the purposes of this article, we’re going to concentrate on sportbikes.


RumbleOn has powersport vehicles for sale that are perfect for a beginner.

Whether it’s an ATV you want or motorcycle for sale, RumbleOn has something for everyone. Even if you’re a beginner, we’ve got what you want. Check out our inventory and buy a motorcycle today.

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If you’re a beginner, you’ve come to the right place. I’m happy to impart some wisdom for you new riders, so pay attention. Getting the right sportbike is about more than just how cool it looks, there are plenty of other things to consider. 


The best sportbike for the money depends on your budget.


Cool features are all well and good when you begin your search, but at the end of the day it’s going to come down to how much you’ll be spending. Is a sleek speedometer worth it? Will high-priced customizations really matter? In short, no. It can wait. 


You need to pick something that’s nice to your budget. Riding smart involves safety and being cost-efficient. 


In my experience, the best beginner sportbikes are ones that cost $5,000 or less. Each of the below fits under the 5K price point:


  • KTM 390 Duke 
  • Yamaha FZR400 
  • Kawasaki Ninja 250R/Ninja 300 
  • KTM RC390
  • Yamaha YZF R3

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Riding isn’t just a hobby for the boys. What about the best sportbike for a woman? 

Here are the facts: rideability and bikes with a big attitude are qualities that are often overlooked with women riders. What women have shown to like in a bike is seat height. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own preferabilities when it comes to riding. We live in a day and age where there are all sorts of bikes that come in different shapes, sizes and comfort levels. Below are a couple great choices for female riders.


Honda CBE250R: This bike was designed for the sporty rider in mind. With a 30.5-inch seat height, it offers lots of comfort and control. It’s perfect for beginner riders that aren’t tall with a lightweight body design. Just like the Kawaski Ninja, this little Honda is one of the best motorcycles for women on the market. 


Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS: This sportbike is a hit with female riders due to its handling, agility, and reliability. It isn’t just one of the best sportbieks for women, all riders can appreciate the Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. It has a comfortable seating position (31.7-inch seat height), 649cc parallel twin engine, 4.2 gallon fuel capacity and much more. 


Are you gifted with height? Here are the best sportbike for tall riders.

Being tall has its perks, but there are the obvious challenges, too. You wouldn’t want to ride a sportbike that doesn’t feel right just like you wouldn’t own a car that makes for an uncomfortable drive. you certainly wouldn’t own a motorcycle that doesn’t fit your needs. There are sportbikes out there that are specially tailored for taller riders. I got you, tall fam. 


KTM 1290 Super Adventure R: This is the bike for those looking to take on the country trails. It’s equipped with a 1,301cc engine with 160 horsepower. This is for those adrenaline junkies in your life. 


Suzuki SV650: The performance on this bike is better and caters to taller riders. Its lightweight chassis coupled with high-strength steel frame keeps you in control and well supported. Its Low RPM Assist setting adjusts the engine’s speed takeoff and low-speed running resulting in fewer stalls. 

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RumbleOn motorcycles are stocked up and ready to be bought. 

Our motorcycles are great for all riders regardless of your riding experience. It isn’t just motorcycles, we have great sportbikes, ATVs and other powersport vehicles available. The best part is each bike comes with a Money-Back Guarantee, Mechanical Guarantee, third party full condition report, and affordable shipping. We call that the RumbleOn difference. Experience it for yourself today.

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RumbleOn Road Captain

Written by RumbleOn Road Captain

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