Long, low, and slow.

Most rider training courses use lightweight cruisers as instructional bikes, and for good reason: upright riding position, forward foot pegs, and low seat height inspire confidence in those who are throwing a leg over a bike for the first time. And for those who aren't frightened off after their initial riding class, a cruiser's confidence-building traits - along with manageable power and even the sense of security that loud pipes can offer—add to a new rider's sense of ease when taking to the streets for the first time. Here are five noob-friendly cruisers that entry-level riders should consider.