There are quite a lot of options for first time or veteran riders looking for fun, lightweight motorcycles.

Getting into the world of motorcycles is undoubtedly and exciting journey. With so many options to choose from, one can easily get overwhelmed. When choosing your first motorcycle, it’s best to start with something lightweight, not too tall, and more affordable. Although not applicable to all, here’s a list of the top 10 best motorcycles under 500 lbs according to yours truly. 

Of course, if budget is a concern, the used bike market provides a plethora of choices for good beginner motorcycles. This list can come in handy when comparing and contrasting motorcycles to specific rider needs. Just a word of caution, though. Don’t be tempted to buy too much bike for your skill. We’d like to think you’re getting into motorcycling to enjoy it for the rest of your life. Ride safe out there, folks.