Re: I'm getting a motorcycle.
Yeah, I'd think if you're starting out and intend to ride on the road, you should get the standard 250cc Honda Rebel (or several other brands' similar bikes). Enough engine to at least give you a chance out there. Unless you're huge and would otherwise bog that down. Or if you're tiny, short, or otherwise light of stature, maybe a 250 is all you'll ever need (or can touch the ground while on).
I sat on a Rebel at the dealer and it was way too small for me. I'm 6'3"/190lbs and a lot of folks agree that a 250 would be way too small even starting out.
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