Once you have become more experienced with motorcycle riding, you may be ready to graduate to a slightly heavier bike and one that is a little more sophisticated. These bikes may be more expensive than your first bike, but you are also more likely to keep it a little longer than the one that you are replacing.
One of the most popular advanced beginner or secondary bike is from Suzuki. At a price of $7,800 this Suzuki M50 contains slash cut mufflers, low-rise bars, and a hard tail design. All of these lead to great performance with great handling and comfort at the same time. The front brake on the bike is a disc brake while the back one is a drum. The engine is a 805cc, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 45-degree, V twin that provides a lot of power when you need it. Weighing a total of 584 pounds it is a hefty machine, but one that will move at the same time.
Another great model for those who are slightly more experienced than just the pure beginner is the Honda XR650L. This motorcycle will do it all and take you from the city streets to the back woods and do so with comfort and performance at the same time. It has a 644cc overhead cam engine that provides power and torque. This bike also provides a five speed transmission along with single disk brakes to bring the bike to a safe stop. A seat height of 37 inches might be a little high for some shorter riders, but those with some height will find the bike very comfortable and a pure enjoyment to ride.
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is also a popular choice of bike among riders of all experience levels. Costing just over $8,000 this bike is a favorite among many people. This bike is lightweight which allows it to have excellent handling as well as a smooth ride as you carve up canyon roads or the open highway. This bike is also great for those who are a little shorter thanks to its low seat height and its light weight. It comes with a 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 90 degree, V twin engine along with a six speed constant mesh transmission. It is able to hold almost six gallons of gas to get you where you need to go whether that be a quick commute or a much longer drive.
The Kawasaki Versys is also a very good bike for those who are more experienced riders. Holding five gallons of gas and weighing a hefty 454 pounds this bike is one for those who can handle a little more bike. It comes with a 649cc, four stroke, liquid cooled, four valve per cylinder parallel twin engine along with a six speed transmission. This bike is perfect for those who want a little adventure in their bike riding and are looking for a little speed as well. Coming in classic colors, this is a bike that any rider should look closely at.