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Reader Question: New Plus-Sized Woman Rider Seeking Advice on First Motorcycle

Will the Kawasaki Ninja 300 be too small or should she start with a bigger bike?

9/15/2019

I am a beginning rider but I am larger than most women, at almost 5 feet 11 inches and currently at 260 pounds (dropping quickly thanks to my new personal trainer). I absolutely love the look of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 but I'm not sure it is going to be a good fit for me for my first motorcycle because of my size. Some riders I know have differing opinions, and my step sister tells me I will grow out of it way too quickly and that I should start with a bigger bike. My father just tells me not to get a motorcycle at all—ah, Dads!

Some advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Kimberly Merwin
New Bern, North Carolina

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