Mailing List
Get the latest news by email.

Your email:

New Members

In order to serve you better, select your area code in the drop down list below.

Aller à la version française

Top 10: Best Beginner Bikes in 2015


by Pascal Bastien ,

To help you learn the ropes of motorcycle riding, the ideal beginner bike must handle safely and predictably through a sharp and lightweight chassis, and supply just enough power to get you out of tough spots. It must also be low enough to allow you to put both feet on the ground at idle, and preferably feature ABS technology for more confidence on the road.

Choosing the right type of bike with the right ergonomics is very important. Most cruisers and sport bikes will force you into a radical riding position, either with the arms and legs uncomfortably stretched or with the upper body too horizontal and the feet too high and far back. This can prove challenging, even dangerous, for those who are just getting their feet wet.

Here are's top 10 beginner bikes on the Canadian market in 2015. There are several new additions this year, giving customers even more selection. Some of these models are so stylish and competent that you probably won't even think about upgrading.

No. 10
2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750

The lightest and cheapest of all Harley-Davidson motorcycles feels so natural from a rider's perspective. The seat is low, the wide handlebar puts the rider's hands closer to his or her chest, and the machine handles surprisingly well for a 750cc bike. While it's heavier than every other beginner bike in our top 10, the Street 750 will become the perfect learning toy for larger, stronger riders.

Harley-Davidson Street 750
Photo: Harley-Davidson

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 >>