Hey, guys...just looking for some thoughts here. To the best of my recollection, I've never been on a motorcycle before...at least, not one that was actually running.
However, I've seen a lot of scooters around Boston, and the other day, took notice of a Honda Ruckus parked down the street from my store. I did some reading up on it, and it sounds like it would be woefully underpowered, even for a city commuter thing...so I started doing some reading on actual motorcycles.
I'm finding cruiser-style bikes to be the most aesthetically pleasing, but I'm a bit confused about some of the things I've been reading. Most places I've seen say that beginners should start with something around 250cc, but then I've seen a few mentions where that's more applicable to a sportbike (which I have no interest in), and that you could go a little bigger with a cruiser...I guess due to the heavier weight?
That said, I'm broke as fuck, so if I was gonna do this, we're probably talking about a 250cc-ish, entry-level bike. I really like the looks of the 2012 Honda Rebel, for example, and I know Hondas are generally considered to be reliable. I've also read a little bit about 250cc cruisers from some other manufacturers, but I really have no idea what to be looking for.
Pretty much, I'm thinking of something that would be a fuel-efficient commuter in the city, but is also capable of longer trips if needed.
Seriously, though, how cool does this look?
That does look pretty badass
My brother had one of those Honda Ruckusses, and yeah, it was pretty hilariously small and underpowered, especially with him being 6'1" and not exactly skinny