Top 5 Worst Motorcycles for Beginners

When it comes to motorcyclist safety, the most dangerous factor is the driver himself, not his vehicle. The lack of experience, especially when combined with the desire to polyhat on a powerful bike, can easily become the cause of the accident.

Here are five used motorcycles that you should not buy for inexperienced drivers. The rating is compiled on the basis of the data of the publication Cheatsheet, devoted to the way of life of modern man. It is worth noting that some models are included in our list of fast motorcycles in 2015, whose rating we made in the spring.


  • 5. Honda CBR954RR
  • 4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
  • 3. Ducati Streetfighter 1098
  • 2. Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
  • 1. Suzuki GSX-R1000

5. Honda CBR954RR

Opens the rating of the worst motorcycles for beginners. Like its predecessor Honda CBR1000RR, the motorcycle CBR954RR remains popular on the secondary motor. However, for a "rider" beginner, a trip on such a sportbike can end on the ground. Its short base and light weight( 168 kg) mean that with intensive acceleration it's easy to unintentionally tear off the front wheel from the ground and put the Honda CBR954RR in a "candle"."In the base" there is no steering damper, which also does not add safety at high speeds. That's why it's better to stay away from this Japanese until you have enough experience in driving.

4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

If you have the skills to confidently ride the ZX10R, it will conquer your heart once and for all. This "ninja" is equally good for city streets and for a racing track. However, the 10R accelerates rapidly, and its small brake discs "can not handle" the task of quickly stopping this missile on wheels. This model Kawasaki received a not very flattering response from the American Insurance Institute for Road Safety due to the worst level of damage in a collision, it was nine times higher than the average.

3. Ducati Streetfighter 1098

The Italian superbike Ducati Streetfighter with its 155 horsepower embodies the wild, unbridled power of an iron stallion. This, of course, is tempting, but also very dangerous if you make a mistake. During the test drive of this model( it was shown for the press) out of 16 motorcycles absolutely by the end of the test day there were only 9. There is no windshield in Streetfighter, which means that the motorcyclist will feel all the power of the wind at high speed. Beginners make mistakes, but tired riders make even more mistakes, and Streetfighter is too handsome to be beaten.

2. Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Hayabusa produced in 1999 is an exceptionally bad choice for those who decide to buy a used bike, but do not have a solid driving experience. In Japanese, Hayabusa means "peregrine falcon" and looking at the characteristics of the car it's easy to guess why the developers gave this name to their offspring. The maximum speed of the model is from 303 to 312 km per hour. Only a madman will ever risk seeing such a figure on a speedometer, being on public roads. This is a heavy sport-class bike, which is not easy to manage. He will submit to a professional, but you should not learn to ride it. You do not send a thoroughbred Arabian horse to roll kids?

1. Suzuki GSX-R1000

Headed the top 5 worst motorcycle for an inexperienced driver. The used GSX-R still gives odds to most new sports bikes, thanks largely to the 164-horsepower engine, the dry weight of 168 kg and the very attractive "exterior".Its instant acceleration and super-fast reaction to the twisting of the handle of the gas can frighten those who are used to more humble "horses."In the responses of the owners there are complaints that the rear brake unit works from a light blow to the foot, because of which there is a great risk of turning over on the side, a bad grip on the sandy surface and the fact that if the front brake is clamped by half a centimeter, the rider can easily "kiss»With asphalt. That's why the GSX-R1000 is definitely not for beginners.