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How much power would you veterans say is too much for a total beginner? I'm not looking at getting a liter bike or anything in that class of power.
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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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So would one of the bigger bikes on this list be too much for me to handle?
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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