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Old 04-13-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Motorcycle for young motorcyclists?

MY son is 15 years old and he wants a motorcycle. I am just wondering for a good, easy to ride, safe, motorcycle for beginners.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:47 AM   #2
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I just sold a nice Yamaha TTR125LE to a 14 year old (his dad, anyway). It's a nice mellow trail bike, with electric start.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:03 AM   #3
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How big is your son? Do you have trails or other offroad areas that he can learn on, or is he going to start on the street? Is there a particular style of bike he likes, or is any bike going to make him happy? Do you have a price range in mind?

A lot of parents start their kids on smaller dirt bikes. The control techniques they learn on dirt put them ahead of the game when they hit the street; they don't panic if the rear tire slides out on them. Also, if they fall, the damage to kid and bike is usually less severe.
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MY son is 15 years old and he wants a motorcycle. I am just wondering for a good, easy to ride, safe, motorcycle for beginners.

Please pass on your suggestions.

Tell him he's not getting a motorcycle and tell him you are throwing him out of the house if you see him on one. If he gets one anyway, then make sure he gets training and protective gear. By defying your orders, he will have shown that he's serious about riding, which is the first step necessary for a chance at survival. Motorcycling isn't 'safe'. It never was and never will be. Your son will certainly crash, and probably get hurt at some time. If you can't handle that, don't get him a bike. That's my suggestion.
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Tell him he's not getting a motorcycle and tell him you are throwing him out of the house if you see him on one. If he gets one anyway, then make sure he gets training and protective gear. By defying your orders, he will have shown that he's serious about riding, which is the first step necessary for a chance at survival. Motorcycling isn't 'safe'. It never was and never will be. Your son will certainly crash, and probably get hurt at some time. If you can't handle that, don't get him a bike. That's my suggestion.
But, but, DAAAD!!! You PROMISED I could have a motorcycle and all the other kids have one and I'll take out the trash and clean my room and eat my vegetables and I'll be really careful and I won't let anybody ride it and PULLLEEEEEEZZZEEE let me have one!
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But, but, DAAAD!!! You PROMISED I could have a motorcycle and all the other kids have one and I'll take out the trash and clean my room and eat my vegetables and I'll be really careful and I won't let anybody ride it and PULLLEEEEEEZZZEEE let me have one!
No ya little b@stard! Now go clean the garage!
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No ya little b@stard! Now go clean the garage!
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Get him a used XR100 to throw around and break a few times. It will not only give him ride time, he'll learn some mechanicin', too.
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