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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
I'm 5'8", 145 lbs.

I'm thinking of:
Ducati scrambler 62
Ducati scrambler full throttle
Kawasaki ninja 300
Kawasaki vulcan 900
Yamaha R3
KTM RC390/390 Duke
KTM 690 Duke
Honda 300 R/F
Honda 500 R/F
Aprilia shiver 750
Indian scout60

Apologies if that was repetitive.

I know I'd be fine with one of the 300cc bikes, but would I be able to handle a bit more power without promptly running myself into a tree?

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Sorry I didn't see your list until today.
It's impossible to give you a good answer without knowing you.
I think most of that list would be OK but unless you are really in good shape athletically then some are a bit big.

A first bike should be:
Relatively small
Relatively inexpensive
In reasonably good condition.
You need to be able to flat-foot one side when fully stopped with the other heel near to the ground or on it too.

And you need to take a new riders course and get your license FIRST.
That way you have a better chance of getting test rides on used bikes to find out for yourself which one feels right for you.

How much recent experience do you have on a bicycle ?
That's a serious consideration.

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I fully intend to do a safety/beginners course and get my licence before I buy anything, just for common sense. I haven't ridden a bicycle for a few years, I haven't ridden since I got my driver's licence and car when I was 16. (I'm now 19).
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