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First Motorcycles: Laguna's Recommended Top 10

POSTED: 02/07/2022

The best options for your first motorcycle

Looking for your first motorcycle but unsure what to get? We have collated our top ten recommended first motorcycles to ride once passing your test. The range includes various different rides to suit different riding styles... maybe you're a commuter or you prefer an adventure ride?! There's something for everyone.

Scroll down to see our top 10 recommends...

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The Bikes

Triumph Motorcycles Trident 660 stat sheet
Triumph Motorcycles Trident 660 Title Board

This is one of our favourite all-around entry-level roadsters, featuring a thrilling engine and easy handling. With an upright riding position, the Trident 660 would be perfect for any rider looking for an urban-friendly motorcycle or those who have a short commute - you'll have no problems filtering through traffic on this small and nimble Triumph bike.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Stat sheet
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For those who want a little more sporty spice, the Ninja 650 will fill your adrenaline tank up swiftly. Featuring race-styled fairing, an aggressive seating position and unparalleled performance engineering, this bike will have you smiling from ear to ear. Perfect for anyone wishing to try a bit of track riding in the future, or riders who simply have a need for speed.

Scrambler Ducati Icon Stat Sheet
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Offering ultimate riding versatility, the Scrambler Ducati Icon features a small body and agile handling mixed with substantial power. Whether it's on-road or off-road you desire, with some small tweaks this bike is more than capable of both. It also offers sweet Italian styling mixed with subtle heritage.

Honda CB500F stat sheet
Honda CB500F Title Board

A great all-around motorcycle for any type of rider, the CB500F is economical and in most cases bulletproof when looked after properly. This motorcycle features very approachable power, easy-to-manage handling and reasonable comfort for all riders - perfect for commuters, weekend or everyday riders.

Yamaha MT07 Stat Sheet
Yamaha MT07 Title Board

A fantastic option for anyone, new or experienced. The MT07 offers awesome peak horsepower and approachable torque. Additionally, it features some brilliant handling and braking capabilities too, leaving you to enjoy the ride. This is ideal motorcycle for urban riding or short commutes.

Triumph Motorcycles Tiger 660 Stat sheet
Triumph Motorcycles Tiger 660 Title Board

The perfect option for anyone with a thirst for adventure as you'll be all set with space for a pillion and luggage. Not to mention a substantial amount of power, good handling and some rider aids to enhance your riding experience. Boasting modern Triumph styling, it's an eye-catcher from all angles.

Kawasaki Z650 Stat Sheet
Kawasaki Z650 Title Board

The naked Kawasaki warrior Z650 boasts great handling and a body born for the urban lifestyle. It features rider aids and comforts, like an assist and slipper clutch and smartphone connectivity. This ride would be perfect for all urban travel and easy to manage through traffic whilst filtering.

KTM 390 Duke Stat Sheet
KTM 390 Duke Title Board

The corner rocket, 390 Duke is a pure example of why so many people fall in love with riding. This bike is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, whilst boasting a strong little engine guaranteeing a riding thrill. It's the perfect smaller-sized capacity motorcycle for an urban jungle or forest bends.

Suzuki SV650X Stats Sheet
Suzuki SV650X Title Board

With smooth revving V-Twin force, the SV650X offers confidence-inspiring handling and a slim, lightweight frame. Featuring some cafe racer-inspired styling, you'll get a headlight cowl and tucked seat, allowing you to feel the part too. The SV650X is an ideal commuter bike as its slim body allows for easy filtering.

Triumph Motorcycles Street Triple RS Stats Sheet
Triumph Motorcycles Street Triple RS Title Board

An icon within the Triumph Motorcycle range, the Street Triple RS boasts top-quality performance, supreme handling and jaw-dropping braking too. With almost double HP over the other models on this list, the Street Triple RS would be a better fit for the more experienced rider ready for commuting, adventures or urban riding. 

If you would like to discuss any of the models seen in this feature, please drop us a call...

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