2WheelsInMotion is here to help new riders and the challenges they face. It is completely normal to be “white knuckled” for the first thousand miles, give or take a few hundred. A common mistake is to jump on a bigger, heavier and harder to handle motorcycle too quickly. The transition from a smaller bike can be a little hard to handle.
Don’t get discouraged! Come up to speed in a safe and enjoyable way. We can provide you with an easier-handling bike in order to increase your skill level and gain the confidence that is necessary to “Practice What They Teach” in motorcycle safety courses. We encourage you to participate in our beginner level group rides. Plus, we offer rental discounts to recent graduates of the motorcycle safety foundation (MSF) class.
Suzuki GZ 250
Get ready to tap into all the thrills that motorcycling has to offer – with the versatile Suzuki GZ250. It’s designed to offer exactly the kind of performance beginning riders are looking for. With a seat height of less than 28 inches and a dry weight of just 302 pounds, the GZ250 is a joy to maneuver around town, even in tight traffic. And that lightweight responsiveness is complemented by brisk engine performance and a wide powerband.
Honda VLX 600
Few entry-level customs can boast as many big-bike features as Honda’s VLX. Just like its larger stablemates, VLX is powered by a 52-degree V-twin engine. And like the big boys, VLX boasts three-valve cylinder heads for maximum power and twin spark plugs in each combustion chamber for maximum efficiency.
VLX also has the lowest seat height of any of Honda’s cruisers for both a comfortable riding position and easy flat-footed stops. Then there’s VLX’s unique ‘hardtail’ rear suspension that emulates the ‘rigid’ look of custom choppers. But thanks to its hidden Monoshock design and seven position preload adjustment, there’s 90mm of plush suspension travel.
Kawaski Ninja 250
With its smooth power delivery, low seat height, and excellent value, the Ninja 250 has all the vital elements to make it the perfect first sportbike. Powered by a compact liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, this Ninja sportbike pleases both ends of the experience spectrum — seasoned riders appreciate the Ninja’s extra highway passing power compared to other bikes in the 250 class, while beginners love the smooth torque delivery at lower speeds. With superior highway performance and aggressive supersport bodywork, the Ninja 250 is a perfect way to get started in a lifetime of motorcycling fun.
Suzuki Savage 650
The Savage 650 is dedicated to giving you a whole lot more of what you want. Of course, that’s been the attraction of big single-cylinder road bikes for decades, and it’s what makes the Savage 650 the perfect heir to a timeless design. More of what you want? That begins with outstanding engine performance. Its torquey powerplant invites you to accelerate hard and rewards you with crisp throttle response throughout the powerband. Its high-mass crankshaft, built-in counterbalancers and durable, clean-running belt drive combine to provide exceptionally smooth operation.
Yamaha V-Star 650
Yamaha took a unique approach to designing the V-Star. The company’s customer surveys showed that the major reasons for purchasing a middleweight cruiser were styling, rider comfort, handling, reliability, and value. Each of these requirements were directly addressed in the design process. Yamaha’s stylists didn’t have to look any further than the Royal Star’s exemplary looks, fit, and finish. And the V-Star received generous applications of style from the Royal Star’s palette. Rider comfort issues were addressed by giving the V-Star a full-sized riding position for people on the six-foot side of the spectrum, while not raising the bar so high as to eliminate the shorter inseamed folks. Handling comes from the V-Star’s good suspension, competent brakes, and likable engine. Basing the V-Star on the proven 10-year-old Virago 535 insures the requisite reliability.
Suzuki M50 Boulevard
The Suzuki Boulevard M50 boasts unrivaled muscle cruiser styling along with a healthy injection of Suzuki technology. The first thing to strike you is its hard-tail design, which – thanks to an advanced rear suspension system – provides a comfortable and responsive ride. Of course, the muscle styling cues don’t end there. Check out its pullback bars, contoured saddle, sculpted rear fender and eye-catching slash-cut chrome mufflers. The Suzuki Boulevard M50 has performance to match its image. Its liquid-cooled 50-cubic-inch V-twin engine features an advanced Suzuki fuel injection system that gives it terrific torque down low and an incredibly wide powerband.
Just learning to ride? The GS500F is the ideal bike for you! It has outstanding maneuverability, thanks to its low seat height and light weight. And if you’ve been riding for a while, you’ll really appreciate the GS500F’s all-around sport performance. Its twin-cylinder engine offers strong acceleration and quick, clean throttle response. With its well-padded seat and smooth suspension, it also provides a comfortable ride on the highway.
Honda Shadow 750
The Shadow Spirit 750′s style is classic cruiser. But with a sportier attitude. Featuring a low 25.7-inch seat, beefy V-twin and long, lean lines stretching to its 21-inch front wheel for a vibe that is classic “dragbike”. With Honda’s reputation for quality, this is a bike you’ll enjoy for years of trouble-free riding. And you get it all with one very reasonable price tag. The Shadow 750 Spirit. The performance is pure Honda, the spirit is pure sport.
Yamaha V-Star 1100
You instinctively know a great cruiser when you see one. Retro style is even cooler when it’s combined with Star engineering, including an SOHC air-cooled V-twin and shaft drive. it’s all right here just begging for some choice personalization.
Honda VT1100 Sabre
The Shadow Sabre is the perfect bike to get you to places you’ve only dreamed of cruising. From its 1,099 cc, 45-degree V-twin pumps serious power and the kind of torque everyone wants in a big cruiser. The Sabre’s style includes lots of brilliant chrome and style that makes this a flat-out stunning cruiser.
Yamaha Virago 1100
The Yamaha Virago 1100 is a larger-size cruiser with an engine displacement of 1,063 cc (64.9 cu in). It’s unique in being one of the few cruiser-style motorcycles available with a shaft drive instead of a chain or belt final drive system, as well as a V-twim engine of its size. The heavily chromed body styling is very distinctive.
Harley-Davidson Road King
The Road King has become one of Harley’s most popular models. Although it’s been categorized as a touring bike, it’s equally impressive as a cruising motorcycle. Introduced by HD in 1994, Road King’s have a classic/retro influence with a headlight nacelle reminiscent of 60s Big Twins, removable windshields, wide whitewall tires, and hard dual saddlebags.
It is easy to control on all surfaces and conditions, and is stable even at low speeds. The 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine has lots of power and torque, and can easily support 2 people. The seat is soft and comfortable for long trips, and the dual hard saddlebag compartments provide ample storage for all of your travel gear. ABS brakes, luggage rack, and electronic throttle control give this bike all the modern amenities. Touring features include the windshield and passenger seat, which are easily removable, allowing for quick conversion to a custom solo look. Accenting the traditional styling is an electric speedometer mounted into a diecast chrome dash, and a large, nostalgic “hiawatha” headlamp nacelle.
The heart of the Honda VTX 1300 is a liquid-cooled 1312cc V-twin engine, no slouch in the power department (and it sounds every bit as good as you’d want). This power plant hangs on mounts designed to absorb most of the motor’s rumble, keeping you comfortable as you tear down the road. And while this bike’s need for speed can take you from 0 to 60 in 5.31 seconds, the fantastic brakes allow you to stop on a dime. A 4.8-gallon tank will keep you going for a long time, and you’ll want to ride this bike for a quite a while indeed.
The Victory Hammer owns the raw, visual aggression that first drew you to motorcycling-but with more precision-powered performance than most bikes. The inverted front fork, 250 mm rear tire, and dual-disk brakes is standard for this muscle bike, as is 97 horsepower and 113 foot-pounds of torque.