I've been a silent follower of this forum for such a long time but now I've finally registered myself and I was hoping to get some good advice.
I'm the (very) early stages of my 'motorcycle career'.
I will have my learner's licence next week (have already passed my practical test and am booked in for my theory test). I learned to ride on a Honda CBF 250, and did the practical (just slow riding in a carpark) on a Yamaha Scorpio 225.
I now need a bike on my own, but I don't quite know which one. The long-term goal is a BMW G650 GS to take it across Central Asia, but that's a few years away
I have taken the CBF up to 80k's on a quiet back road and I think I'm pretty confident taking off and with the basic stuff. Obviously I don't have any experience yet.
Ok so here we go, this is what I (don't) like.
I'm female and only 5.4 so I need something small enough to put my feet down.
I didn't like the Scorpio, felt really fidelly.
I don't want anything smaller than a 250, but can't go bigger either because of NZ licencing restrictions. So a 250 it is.
I did like the CBF, I like how it felt and I like the riding position.
I don't want anything where I'm lying flat on the tank
I do like the naked bikes.
I don't want a plastic bike or a dirt bike.
Which beginner friendly bikes can you suggest? I know I'm quite picky but I think I'm allowed to
I thought about
Suzuki Bandit 250
Honda VTR 250
Hyosung GT 250...
Is a 2 cylinder better for me than a 4?
So looking forward to your guys' input!