The best bikes for a beginner rider

There's nothing like riding a motorcycle down a scenic road on a beautiful day. Motorcycles are fun to ride, but they have other advantages as well: they are generally cheaper to buy than cars and require less fuel to run. As a result, drivers who are after chic, cheap, fuel-efficient vehicles often turn to these two-wheeled wonders.

If you're thinking about become a motorcycle rider, then there are a few things you need to consider - one of these will be your choice of bike. Unlike with a car, learning to ride a motorcycle is a solo affair and you can ride a motorcycle with no supervision on a learner license (once you've passed your CBT).

However, safety regulations require new motorcyclists to ride learner bikes, which are smaller and slower than other models. This doesn't mean they are any less fun however, so read on to discover what bikes we have available for the learner rider.

Motorcycles vs. Scooters

Have you considered a scooter over a motorcycle? There are practical advantages to both, and usually customers know what they are looking for when they come into our showroom, but just in case you can't decide, here are some advantages and the best uses for both of them.


Motorcycles are better for covering distance. You can safely skip traffic, travel at speed and get to speed quicker. They are more stable at higher speeds as they have larger wheels and weight more than scooters. So if you are looking to travel distances, a motorcycle would be a lot more efficient than a scooter for you.

Scooters also have a more upright position. Some people feel more comfortable on this, however others prefer how you sit on a motorcycle. Although this does come down to personal preference. 


Most people will tell you that the main advantage of a scooter is the price. Scooters are generally cheaper to buy new than motorcycles.

MPG is also generally better with a scooter than a motorcycles - with some models getting up to 100mpg. This will also save you money in the long run.

You can carry more luggage with a scooter, especially if you have a rack or a top box. The under seat storage is also a lot bigger than on a motorcycle. As such, scooters are a lot more efficient when travelling around city and towns with luggage to carry. You can do your shopping or go to work on them as it is more practical to wear smarter clothes on a scooter than a motorcycle.

Scooters are incredibly easy to ride without a clutch or any gears. They are easy to learn to ride, and on some of the smaller models you can ride it with a car license.

If in doubt, why not come along to our showroom and see our range of scooters and motorcycles? We'll be happy to help! Alternatively, click here to view our entire motorcycle range.

Not sure where to start?

If you're looking for advice on (CBT) compulsory basic training or motorcycle training, look no further. We have loads of experience with advising people on how to get onto a scooter or motorcycle for the very first time, as well as with sourcing excellent advanced riding training in the area.

We make it easy to get on two wheels - click here to find out more.


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