When you first start off in motorcycle riding, you will most likely have your first bike, a relatively affordable one at that. You might not have the money to buy a high end bike right off the bat, and while you can go out and buy a cheap bike, it is generally not a good idea as it will most likely not live up to your expectations. You should always learn to appreciate what you are paying for, and if you don’t, then you should shop around until you have some money saved up to get a better motorcycle. There are several things to consider when buying your first bike.
First, you must decide between a hardtail or a front wheel drive. Hard tails are considered to be lighter bikes, and typically have a smaller engine than a full suspension bike. If you plan on riding in all weather conditions, then the hard tail is the way to go, as they tend to be more stable in unfavorable terrain.
Next, you should go out and ride as many different bikes as possible, to see which ones suit you best. If you ride a hardtail, then a 500 cc fork may not be the best choice for you. So first, you should get a small test ride on a balanced bike that you can afford, like a Nike Ego or other reasonably priced bike. This will give you a good idea of what you are really capable of, and what you like and dislike about your first bike. Once you have some money saved up, then you can afford to purchase your first bike, but it is always a good idea to start off with training wheels first.