Novice Friendly

If you’re a relative newcomer to the wonderful world of motorcycling this is where you should find helpful advice as well as several reviews of novice friendly motorcycles.

We’ve included info on 125cc bikes for those in the EU or Britain plus a selection of bikes for those looking to purchase their first ‘big’ bike.

Types of helmet explained

Types of Motorcycle Helmet Explained (Novice Friendly)

You have spent the last 2 months debating on which bike to purchase and finally it’s on order. Now you’re quickly discovering that with so many types of motorcycle helmets…

motorcycle helmets - 17 must know facts for the novice rider

A Beginners Guide To Motorcycle Helmets – 17 Answers To The Most FAQ

Your motorcycle helmet will be the most important bit of safety gear you purchase. Here’s 17 common questions and their answers to help you choose, maintain and get the most…

beginners guide to motorcycle helmets

are doc Martens good for motorcycle riding

Are Doc Martens Good For Motorcycle Riding?

Doc Martens have been around my whole life. As a teen in 1970’s Britain they were always the ‘must have’ boot. They were and still are, a fashionable boot, made…

are triumphs reliable?

Are Triumph Motorcycles Reliable?

Modern Triumph’s are known to be great bikes. They’re rock solid, reliable, durable and will serve their owners for many miles and riding years.   Like many British motorcycle brands, Triumph…

riding a motorcycle at night

Riding a Motorcycle at Night

Sometimes riding a motorcycle can become a little sketchy, bad weather is one example but another is definitely riding a motorcycle at night.  Many of us avoid riding at night…

What is the Meaning of CC in Bikes?

When you are looking to buy your first motorcycle you are going to quickly realise that the manufacturers put a lot of emphasis on the CC of their bikes. What…

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Iron 883 Sportster

7 Best Beginner Harleys – Our Top Picks For Novice Riders

Here Emily takes a look at the best beginner Harleys including current and previous models to help you choose your first big motorcycle. Harley Davidson is an institution, an iconic…

best beginner Harleys

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125cc motorbikes – 11 Cool Options For A1 Licence Holders

You’re 17 years old, have completed your CBT and you have your A1 licence. You’re ready to finally enjoy the freedom owning a motorcycle can provide. You don’t want just…

Honda shadow 750 – An Affordable and Novice Friendly Cruiser

The Honda Shadow 750 has been synonymous with the Cruiser motorcycle scene since 1983 when it was first introduced as a means to compete in the American market where Harley…

Suzuki Boulevard S40 – Ideal Starter Bike For Cruiser Fans

A few years ago Suzuki quietly dropped the Suzuki Boulevard S40 from its lineup but that is not to say there are no 2019 models left in dealers or indeed…

Kawasaki Z400 ABS – 2019 Onwards

If the KZ650 (Z650) is the son of KZ1000 (Z1000) then the Kawasaki Z400 is surely the grandson. There are few people, experienced riders or not, that don’t appreciate the…

Honda CB 300 R – A Great Roadster For Beginners

We are going to take a look at the Honda CB300R starting with a review, its specs and whether we think it is a good bike for beginners. The Honda…

Yamaha Virago 250

Yamaha Virago Review 1981 – 2007

I knew when the opportunity to write about the legendary Yamaha Virago came up, I had to jump on it. Yes, that’s right, I said legendary, the Virago has an…

Honda Rebel 250: King Of The Beginner Bikes

If you’re shopping for your first bike and you’re considering the Honda Rebel 250 (also known as the CMX250), you’re in good company.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has given thousands…

BMW G310R – Novice Friendly Naked Roadster

The smallest of BMW’s line up and most definitely a motorcycle targeting novice riders, the G 310 R is a really beautiful looking naked roadster without the scary power that…

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Review

The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 was released in 2016 and it’s name harks back to 1962 when Ducati first started producing the Scrambler.  The 1962 original Ducati Scrambler would go on…

Harley Davidson Street 750

Harley Davidson Street 750

In 2014 the Harley Davidson Street 750 was released. A polarizing motorcycle that divided HD fans around the world. For many years the smallest bike in the Harley Davidson line-up…

Iron 883 Sportster

Iron 883 – Harley Davidson’s Entry Level Blank Canvas

If any of you have read any of my other Harley Davidson based articles you will already know I am biased when it comes to the Sportsters and particularly the…

Motorcycles for women – 9 Ideal Bikes For Female Riders

As a woman in 2021 you might think that writing an article about specific motorcycles for women is ridiculous, well let me beg to differ and explain why it is…

Is the Indian Scout Bobber a good first bike?

Is the Indian Scout Bobber a Good First Bike?

If you have your heart set on an Indian Bobber but you lack ‘big’ bike experience, you have a tough decision ahead. Is the Indian Scout Bobber a good first…

Is the Indian Scout Bobber a good first bike?

Triumph street twin side view

Why The Triumph Street Twin is Good for Beginners

The Triumph Street Twin has a lot going for it. Apart from its fantastic retro styling and excellent value for money, the Street Twin is a great all rounder and…

Triumph street twin side view