Hello everyone. This is my first post! I had my first ride on a motorcycle last summer. I loved it but unfortunately I don't know anyone I can ride with. I finally got fed up and signed up for a course just to get more riding time. I started shopping around and ended up buying a ninja 250 and was really contemplating a 500. I'm glad to hear your advice! Any advice anyone is willing to give me is appreciated.4. My recommendation is that a 250 is an excellent starter bike. It’s light, cheap, faster than most cars, great on gas, a blast in the corners, comfortable, and extremely forgiving. You can always resell it when you are ready for a stronger bike (but 90% of people regret selling it because it’s such an awesome bike).