Should a beginner start with a 1000cc motorcycle?

Racing Red Suzuki Hayabusa
Racing Red Suzuki Hayabusa

This is the most commonly asked question from beginner riders. As they learn to ride then they got very excited to try a bigger displacement motorcycle. But here is what you need to know.

So, Can a beginner start with a 1000c motorcycle? A beginner should never ever start with the 1000cc motorcycle. These motorcycles are very aggressive and hard to handle by beginners. These motorcycles can reach over 125 km/h speed in just first gear. And for starter, it will be trouble to handle this much power and they will harm/injure themselves badly.

In the past time, 600cc motorcycles were used for racing but nowadays people are interested in buying higher cc motorcycles for their daily rides. It is a sheer waste of motorcycle capacity and your money. So! Stay away from these giant motorcycles. 

Do you really need a 1000cc motorcycle?

Kawasaki Ninja H2 1000cc motorcycle
Kawasaki Ninja H2

Now, this question very important to ask yourself, do you really need it. Here is the point.

If you are not going into some sort of racing competition or taking part in Isle of Man TT race competitions. Then you don’t need it now.

A 1000cc motorcycles come into the category of “Super sports” and designed for racing, not for beginner riders. So, if you going into racing and have all sorts of experience in motorcycle riding for a long year. Then go ahead.

But, if you are just a noob and thinking of buying a 1000cc motorcycle-only becomes some of your friends have these. Or you have seen some youtube videos or read some blogs where people suggest, “It is good to have 1000cc as the first motorcycle.” Then, your life is in the hands of your mistake and even god will not able to save you.

These giant machines are made to deliver instant power as riders do any action. And your single mistake will take your life. As already said these motorcycle can go up to 125km/h or more with only one first gear. Going up to the 6th gear these 1000cc motorcycles can reach more than 350 km/h.

Do you really think? You need these kind of speed for you normal city riding with friends.

There is simply no reason for a beginner to buy a 600cc or 1000cc motorcycle. You should avoid these motorcycles.

If you are looking for a beginner-friendly motorcycle then read my other articles under the section of “Beginner Guides”. I have covered most of the beginner’s questions in a simple and easy language. There you will find the motorcycle you are looking for.

How fast can a 1000cc motorcycle go?

The motorcycle coming under the 1000cc range are insanely fast. One of the fastest and popular motorcycles, Suzuki Hayabusa has a top speed of 312 km/h (194 mph). It can reach 0-60 mph in only 2.6s.

But people are reaching top speed over 300 km/h. Here is a video from the Youtube.

Apart from this, there is another popular Japanese motorcycle, Kawasaki ninja H2. According to Wikipedia, Kawasaki H2 has a maximum speed of 186.4 mph (300 km/h).

Here is video in which a man reach 351 km/h (218.1 mph), sounds crazy isn’t it?

How many CC should a beginner motorcycle have?

Kawasaki Ninja 300 beginner motorcycle

As I have told 1000cc is not a suitable motorcycle for beginner riders. So, you must be thinking then which Cc motorcycle will be suitable. Here is it.

A beginner motorcycle should be between 150cc-400cc engine displacement. It is the ideal rage for any beginner or starter rider to start with. Apart from this, these are not as aggressive as 1000cc motorcycle. But, you’ll still need some riding skills to ride even 400cc motorcycles.

It also requires a lot of skills and you should first practice on some empty place or race track. And, if possible you can take a motorcycle course for safe riding.

Riding a motorcycle is not as easy or as safe as riding cars. You don’t have to seat in an enclosed room and drive. Herewith motorcycles you are always at risk. That’s why beginner riders are encouraged to gain some real experience before delving into fast riding with bigger displacement motorcycles.

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Now, coming to the last thing or last word. That if are a beginner this is not the right time for getting into higher displacement motorcycles.

First, you must gain some real experience by riding a low displacement motorcycle step by step. Like you have experienced with 400cc range motorcycle then start with to 600cc to 700cc range. Then after gaining experience with these motorcycles. You can surely go for a 1000cc motorcycle.

But as an inexperienced rider just because of your testosterone level you should not take this decision. Otherwise, the result will be unpredictable. Because you have just known or learned to ride a motorcycle and you want to go with “Hyper sport” motorcycle which will be an utterly foolish decision.

But again, if you have made your decision and have money to burn. Then you can go ahead with your luck or fate! No one can stop you.


At what age can you ride a 1000cc motorcycle?

There is no specific age to ride a 1000cc motorcycle. It just depends on the rider’s experience and expertise in riding motorcycles lower than 1000cc. It doesn’t matter if you are capable of riding a motorcycle of more than 600cc at the age of 22-24 confidently then go ahead with a 1000cc motorcycle.

But, if you are 30 years old and start trembling to ride even a 600cc motorcycle. Then, you know what is good for you.

Is a 1000cc motorcycle too much?

A 1000cc or more is too much for a beginner rider to start with. These motorcycles are very aggressive and powerful. You can reach a speed of 125 km/h or more only with the first gear. So, you can imagine the amount of power this 1000cc motorcycle holds. It is too much for beginners and normal riders (Students, job persons, etc). Protection Status