Hondas are very popular motorcycles for beginners. Many riders start out on Honda CBR250s, Ninja 250s, or Ninja350s. They’re small and light, and easy to handle. They’re a bit underpowered for their size, and no one will mistake them for highway cruisers. Once a rider hits around 200 pounds on the scale and 6 foot on the tape, those bikes begin to look like Vespas between their legs. Many riders looking for an entry level bike that they won’t grow out of in a few years are choosing the Honda CBR 500R instead.