The Best Beginner Motorcycles - Review

21 Rgp 2019
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The “starter bike” is a myth. Why buy something “good for learning” when you can choose a motorcycle to love forever? We picked our favourite off-road, sportbike and standard motorbikes that - coincidentally - happen to be easy to ride [Details below]
Gear breakdown:
Scorpion EXO-R420 Solid Helmet -
TCX X-Wave Riding Shoes -
Five Stunt EVO Replica Gloves -
Rev'it Bison Riding Shirt -
Rev'it Alpha Pants -
Cinematographer & Editor: Aneesh Shivanekar

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  • I'm short and because of that motorcycles seem to be out of my grasp. Fml

    stone schoutenstone schoutenPrieš 7 val
  • your editing is impeccable

    Max SanchezMax SanchezPrieš dieną
  • Last year I purchased a 2007 Kawasaki KLX250s for $1700. I love it! Carbureted and all. It’s super reliable, goes 60 on the highway, tears up the single track trails, and takes me just about anywhere at 75 mpg. I would agree that it’s a perfect mortar cycle to learn to ride on. Now all I need to do is convince my wife to get on it. Thanks FortNine! My wife just watched this video and maybe, just maybe, she’s more convinced....

    Jesse SwiftJesse SwiftPrieš 2 dienas
  • I had an old kawasaki ninja 500. ( 86 model so I am sure it was called something else.) my daughter got mad when I sold it recently... I had to gently explain that I love her very much and there is no way in hell that I was ever going to give her a bike that has a power to wieght ratio that puts it in the superbike class.......not for a first bike!!

    Luke WarmwaterLuke WarmwaterPrieš 3 dienas
  • AJP PR7 650 Adventure !! make a video , tx

    søren christensensøren christensenPrieš 3 dienas
  • I like that ! Ryan has made cult icon status. That he is recognized in public and the folks want selfie's with him. Hooray for Ryan ! You've earned it. Awesome ! Did anyone ask for your autograph ?

    Susan.Palet9Susan.Palet9Prieš 4 dienas
  • Loved this video.

    Justin HogenauerJustin HogenauerPrieš 4 dienas
  • I didn't know I wanted a motorcycle till I found this channel.

    I couldnt think of a good name for my channelI couldnt think of a good name for my channelPrieš 4 dienas
  • The production on this video is so incredible! Truly mesmerizing

    Allison BienAllison BienPrieš 5 dienų
  • I love this guy☺

  • Can you do an EU edition (if there's a big enough audience for it obviously). Were all stuck on a 125cc for our first bikes and it seems to be impossible to find any decent videos talking about options.

    Pododododo EhohPododododo EhohPrieš 6 dienų
  • FortNine's probably killed a decent number of people by convincing them they want motorcycles with his slick cinematography and great scripts lol.

    IsThisLeftUnity?IsThisLeftUnity?Prieš 7 dienų
  • Happy to have found your channel, good stuff from my old stomping grounds.

    IthinkthereforeIam OrsoIthoughtIthinkthereforeIam OrsoIthoughtPrieš 7 dienų
  • You guys are artists. Heavenly productions for us bike lovers.

    Gankhu SumnyanGankhu SumnyanPrieš 8 dienų
  • Fortnine... Hi. I'm trying to find a video of yours, towards the end of which you mentioned some statistics regarding congestion. It was along the lines of... "if just 10% of drivers swapped their cars for motorcycles, congestion would be reduced by 40%. If 25% of drivers swapped, congestion would be eliminated entirely". Those are sobering statistics. I want to post that vid on my FB page as an educational thing and, stupidly, didn't do it at the time I first saw it. Hope you, or your viewers can help me out. Thanks.

    paspaxpaspaxPrieš 9 dienų
  • I don't get the down votes on these videos.

    Mr LikkitongueMr LikkitonguePrieš 9 dienų
  • my first bike was 1100cc did i screw up?

    r Johnr JohnPrieš 12 dienų
  • 5800 on a new bike .. or 2 k on a nice used one .. id go for the used one to trash :D .. then spend the "real" money on a new bike

    LadosligeseLadosligesePrieš 12 dienų
  • My beginner bike was a 2009 Softail night train still got it

    Joshua TuckerJoshua TuckerPrieš 14 dienų
  • Klx camo is cool tho ngl

    Seb DobSeb DobPrieš 14 dienų
  • ohh how much I miss my little Aprilia RX50 :(

    Philipp WalderPhilipp WalderPrieš 15 dienų
  • Does he have a video like "best beginner motorcycle for tall people"? I'm 2,03 and start to getting frustrated

    Patrick SchneiderPatrick SchneiderPrieš 16 dienų
  • I'd sure like to see you review a 2020 Kawasaki 230 KLX ❓

    Davey SmithDavey SmithPrieš 19 dienų
  • Great Video..but the end was hands down the best... taking pictures with tourists! 😎

    aaahawk767aaahawk767Prieš 19 dienų
  • Did I just see FortNine ride that KLR over a log across a creek at 4:20 min. ? Whew !

    Bob MilkaBob MilkaPrieš 21 dieną
    • Same here.

      Bob MilkaBob MilkaPrieš 21 dieną
  • Take the advice, my friends. You new riders, especially riding street, gotta learn on something easy long before you jump on something fast. No need to become a statistic out of sheer ignorance and/or foolish arrogance.

    QuagigitymireQuagigitymirePrieš 21 dieną
  • Why dont you make a review about MT03 ? I really like your videos .

    Vu DungVu DungPrieš 23 dienas
  • In the UK a beginner bike can only be up to 125cc engine. So we have to use like the r125 or the cbr125 etc

    B HB HPrieš 23 dienas
  • KLX 250 is used by the Japanese Army as motorized reconnaissance units

    napadaan langnapadaan langPrieš 24 dienas
  • Ryan is spot on as always!!👍

    FTBY59 Mike DFTBY59 Mike DPrieš 25 dienų
  • My first bike was a Suzuki GN250, ancestor of the TU. Truly a delightful bike, and almost every motorcycle since has been a disappointment in some way, compared to the GN.

    Wells BengstonWells BengstonPrieš 26 dienų
  • i still want a tw200

    Rene LariviereRene LarivierePrieš 27 dienų
  • Brilliant

    Jeremy KyddJeremy KyddPrieš 28 dienų
  • Haha I see Canada has Chinese tourists also, you might be on some hwy billboard in Shenzin now selling aftershave lol

    KellKellPrieš mėn
  • Hey y'all, I am a bicyclist who wants to cut my 2 hour bike ride into a bite sized chunk. I ride a mountain bike and love trail riding, I really want to head to the mountains and travel around but I also want to take my bike through some backwoods trails to do some solo camping. I can find Honda CR around my area for around $1,000, the price of most commuter bikes. Should I get one, grow familiar and use it to tour around?

    Charles QuinCharles QuinPrieš mėn
  • Sorry, what? Seat height "only" 35 inches.... fuck me, I must be a dwarf, not a man of about average height....

    Matt RutterMatt RutterPrieš mėn
  • That scene change at 5:06. So smoooooooth

    George CrawleyGeorge CrawleyPrieš mėn
  • You are the MAN !!! Keep up the good work! Enjoying from Portugal. FUCK YEHHHHHH

    gil soaresgil soaresPrieš mėn
  • I took my class on a TU 250X. Great little bike.

    Christian C.Christian C.Prieš mėn
  • Don’t forget a good standard street bike such as an mt 07 or z400

    StickbugStickbugPrieš mėn
  • Did my parking lot course on the Tu250, can confirm its a great machine, useable power and torque from that single, doesnt feel bland like all those parallel twins, comfy ergos, great seat

    Supernova12034Supernova12034Prieš mėn
  • I think the best first bike is a dual sport because they are a do everything bike and you can find if you like dirt or road riding I personally love my tw 200 it’s just a do everything bike very fun and playful but doesn’t like freeway speeds

    Elijah PinalesElijah PinalesPrieš mėn
  • Designed in 1990 before the invention of cost cutting 🤣🤣

    Deepak KumarDeepak KumarPrieš mėn
  • Designed in 1990 before the invention of cost cutting 🤣🤣

    Deepak KumarDeepak KumarPrieš mėn
  • Moral to the story, Less is more...

    Dave MinerDave MinerPrieš mėn
  • Love your video’s Ryan... Been riding for 15 years and had many bikes and after a brief hiatus this review persuaded me to get a TU250x which I had delivered today. I appreciate your knowledge, passion and sense of humor, all of which are apparent in all your videos.

    Tom LaBarbaraTom LaBarbaraPrieš mėn
  • Please review honda CB350 hness!

  • The last scene is hilarious

    GameFlexxGameFlexxPrieš mėn
  • Ohhh my back!!

    Ahmad FirdausAhmad FirdausPrieš mėn
  • Best bike channel I follow. Thank you for the great content.

    Derek ChathamDerek ChathamPrieš mėn
  • From a biker whos 26 now and started on a ktm rc 390 on the road anyway, dont get one they are so unreliable and cheaply made ktm- keep taking money

    Mr Speed TripleMr Speed TriplePrieš mėn
  • The best beginner for me was a full suspension Mountain bike

    George SebastianGeorge SebastianPrieš mėn
  • I used to ride an RC390 and be high on life. Then the engine blew up. Now I ride a bike which make me a tiny bit depressed every time I see it. Because compared to a RC390 the R3 is nothing. I recommend the RC.

    Filip HoffFilip HoffPrieš mėn
  • Can you review the hawk 250 please for someone like me who dosent have much money at all this seems to good to be true!

    Jon PalmerJon PalmerPrieš mėn
  • How can you recommend the KTM RC390 to anyone (let alone a beginner) with it's atrocious breakdown record? I'd rather ride than wrench!

    Ben HaynesBen HaynesPrieš mėn
  • meanwhile in the UK - a 50cc restricted to 28mph (below the speed limit of most roads) is a perfect beginner bike that is 100% safe. Well, at least my lexmoto hunter 50cc has a years warranty for when something inevitably goes wrong and goes a bit faster. A 125 would be much more appreciated though

    SplashDown GamingSplashDown GamingPrieš mėn
  • ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.

    Vohoang PhuongVohoang PhuongPrieš mėn
  • Funny how the standard in pretty much any developed country is so high to begin with, in my country I never touched anything above 180cc in driving school, nobody would even recommend anything above 200cc as first bike because of fear of the power (???)

    Genaddi MenesesGenaddi MenesesPrieš mėn
  • Funny how the lime green one is even more invisible in the woods.

    Just a scythe with an internet connectionJust a scythe with an internet connectionPrieš mėn
  • Hey F Nine how's it going? I wanted to know if you have any pointers for how you do production.

    MotoVERBmedia with TumbleweedMotoVERBmedia with TumbleweedPrieš mėn
  • my first bike was a kawasaki 150cc. it’s a 2 stroke, it was a hell of fun, freakin scary acceleration. 35hp and 100kg very easy to tackle corners cause its very light. tops at 180 kmh. still kept it until now

    N4Zz ZN4Zz ZPrieš mėn
  • 9 year olds be lookin for free vbucks, leaving with a Kawasaki

    The Viking ratThe Viking ratPrieš mėn
  • I'm just not buying his humour feels unnatural with his facial expression & over hand gestures

    romeo roastingromeo roastingPrieš mėn
  • I have owned, and still own some heavy bikes. I love getting on a 'beginner' bike and marvel at how much fun and easy to ride they are.

    glen wallaceglen wallacePrieš mėn
  • Love my 2018 camo klx. It goes everywhere my buddy can go on his husky tx300. Wish I could have the green plastics on the blacked out frame and wheels.

    andrew jandrew jPrieš mėn
  • Ummmm.... New Rebel 250?

    Christopher KingChristopher KingPrieš mėn
  • 2:37 *Here in ASIA and AUSTRALIA we LOVE your channel 'FortNine' but we hate Bull Shit! LBS (Lot of Bull Shit!) Inches! and FAHRENHEIT. Please METRICATION (brackets!) Greetings from THAILAND, officially Metric Country!*

    John K LindgrenJohn K LindgrenPrieš mėn
  • This guy reminds me of james may

    satriyowicaksatriyowicakPrieš mėn
  • I am 6ft 2, 250lb. is the klx250 a good bike for me?

    oscar lopezoscar lopezPrieš mėn
    • No, I'm 175lbs and the 250 can barely get me to highway speeds. The new KLX300 dual sport is a much better choice at the same price. Even better for just a little more would be the Suzuki DR400.

  • Does this mean I shouldn't get a Kawasaki Vulcan?

    Amanda MillsAmanda MillsPrieš mėn
  • I did a lot of experimenting, testing rideability and just plain learning in the woods. That was many years ago. I knew back then it was better to learn on a small bike and go down under slow speeds than it was on a heavy bike in traffic. Now that so many idiots ruined it for everybody else by acting like idiots in the woods, all of the off road places around here are now posted. That's idiots! Barry

    Barry KeryBarry KeryPrieš mėn
  • is a turbo busa a good beginner bike? Thanks

    Joe BJoe BPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • VTR250, that is the most sexy beginner naked ever made.

    skypechessskypechessPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wow that was perfect He many fans to take pictures with Him at the end.

    YuziharuYuziharuPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • GIVE THAT MAN A FUCKING OSCAR !!! The movie making is just...AWESOME !

    hyperboreaahyperboreaaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I know you liked this video before watching!!! So did I!

    Abhishek A RAbhishek A RPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I love your videos but don't agree with this one. I'm 5'0" couldn't learn on any of those bikes

    2 woofs2 woofsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • "fortunately.... Theres a lime green one" Proceeds to show it blending effortlessly into the verdent backdrop of the Canadian wilderness

    jordan brayjordan brayPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Ninja 300....great starter

    Trevor BertinTrevor BertinPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Love my RC390! Been riding it for a year and a half and just did my first track day here in Las Vegas and had a blast. Made some stupid mistakes which the bike forgave me for and didn’t punish me by losing it suddenly or throwing me off like a 600 super sport or 1000 super bike would. I even met an older 50 year old dude riding his tricked out RC390 having a blast while also lapping my noob ass. The only gripes I have is that the RC390 R gets the real adjustable WP suspension while the regular RC390 gets the non-adjustable knockoffs made for roads in India. Even so, the basic suspension is still better than the competitions. I did violently bottom out my suspension by braking hard on a pothole and had to get new fork seals. No engine troubles so far. Have a 2018 model though I’m jealous how the 2020 white version looks. Also a refresh is coming next year and it looks like the bike is losing its racing DNA by gaining higher clip-ons and lower foot pegs.

    GBDubstepGBDubstepPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • For beginner bikes, I would suggest a Zero electric motorcycle. The electric throttle is very controllable and the phone app allows you to put a nanny on the throttle until you are comfortable with all the power.

    KillroyKillroyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • what bout the drz400?

    yuval bar nahumyuval bar nahumPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I like this mans sense of humor... He does not come off as a jerk....Time to subscribe

    Gabe QuezadaGabe QuezadaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • His face is like a kid but the voice is manly as fuck.

    Suvarna ChauhanSuvarna ChauhanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I ride a Super Cub..that's my motorcycle...

    Stevie JoStevie JoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • .”..7/8ths scale sex symbol, Zac Efron...”. Dude... that was gold.

    D. CaseyD. CaseyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • i really like your vids man

    Finn van OoyFinn van OoyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thanks god it not depends on you 🤦🏻‍♂️

    CR shrimps And moreCR shrimps And morePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • That suzuki looks like an old piece of shit 🤦🏻‍♂️ Don’t think that just because a guy says someting is good or bad, it really is, it is just his opinion 👍🏻

    CR shrimps And moreCR shrimps And morePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The KTM is not a good bike at all its too expensive for parts, and yes you will need them.

    Black SheepBlack SheepPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I know weight is a determining factor in performance, but is 18lbs really that much of a difference between the KLX and CRF? You make it sound like the CRF is a fat guy at the buffet...

    1HourMartinizing1HourMartinizingPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Well done. And all true . Love that Suzuki . If they made that in a 750 for Big and tall riders Id be all over it .

    SteveStevePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Suzuki TU250X it is. Got one, love it.

    Michael ScholzMichael ScholzPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @The Man with No Name Go for it!

      Michael ScholzMichael ScholzPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • thinking of getting one

      The Man with No NameThe Man with No NamePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • That KTM looks fantastic. But what about a re-run? And include the new BMW 310 GS?

    B BenekeB BenekePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Rc 390 has the worst kind of seating position for new riders, single cylinder slow as hell, and is not your friend at highway speeds. Don't fall into a trap.

    883388883388Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Great review of the RC390. I've owned several litre sportsbikes, ride a lot less now, and the KTM's my only bike: love it, a doddle to ride, it's fast enough on the road, and you won't go to prison.

    john schlesingerjohn schlesingerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • hh i have no intrest in motorcycle but this is making me change my mined

    Ajbar abdelmajidAjbar abdelmajidPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My moms gonna kill me

    classic One Henryclassic One HenryPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wtf! Jeremy Clarkson???

    Nik :DNik :DPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Very popular among Chinese aunties~

    Haozheng LiHaozheng LiPrieš 2 mėnesius