Need info on buying a bike for my 19 y.o. son preferrably 250 cc less than $1,000.00

coldinvt at coldinvt at
Mon Jun 14 17:50:01 PDT 2010

Cool, Ron!

I second what the other guys have said in that the Ninja 250 (or even the
500) are great choices, as long as they fit his frame.

To keep it cheap, you may be able to find a Honda Nighthawk 250. It's a
bit more substantial than the Ninja and, depending on his style, he may
prefer the naked/standard look... Of course, the drum front brake on it
SUUUCKS, so scratch that!

A $1000 SV650 is a red flag  to me... Why so cheap? is a question you need
to ask yourself. Great bike though, if it's not trashed!

Good luck and good riding! O the times you'll have!! :-)


> Hey guys,
> I am trying to locate a used starter bike for my 19 son.  He is trying to
> get me to agree to his getting an SV 650 Suzuki for $1,000.00 right now.
> I am being told this a great price for the bike.  I really prefer he get a
> Ninja 250 that's been dropped a few times but is in good working order
> otherwise.
> He has zero experience riding.  I am going to be teaching him plenty and
> he is enrolled in the motorcycle safety training course, which he says
> will also get him his motorcycle status on his license and an insurance
> discount when he successfully completes the course. Unlike me, who came up
> with motorcycles since I was 12 and riding little minibikes, Honda 50 cc,
> Yammy 80cc, Honda 125 cc etc, on my way up in farmers fields etc, before I
> ever got to street riding - he had been forbidden byhis mom to ride,
> period, but in her last days, she agreed that now he's 18, it'd be ok.
> I am fearful to lose my only kid, but I do not want to forbid him either.
> I'd actually really like for him to become a rider, and it looks like he's
> on his way to doing it the right way.
> I am willing to drive a couple hundred miles to check out such a bike and
> bring it home.  I live in Los Angeles CA area.  I'd be willing to go it on
> trust with you guys in far flung areas of our country and ship it here, if
> you thought a good bike is available outside our area.
> Anyone got anything in mind or have seen something that might fit this
> need?
> Ron Jordan
> red '95 Altadena, CA

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