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People say the difficult part of getting motorcycling is passing the road But choosing a first bike can be as daunting.

In reality, most want to start with a new bike that will their friends. It has to stand out the other two-wheelers in the company garage or outside the local

They ignore the potential to tip while fumbling with the at a traffic light and scratch gleaming paint on the asphalt.

For these optimists, I just three entry-level motorcycles should make it to their lists: the Aprilia Mana 850, BMW and Ducati Monster 696.

are all small bikes by today’s but their engines, roughly 700 to 850 centimeters, pack 75 to 85 horsepower and can outrun the superbikes of the 1980s.

similar on paper and in prices all about $9,000 and $10,000, three bikes differ in and how they feel on the road. I them for commuting, errands and romps on my favorite back Each is suited for a different of riding and I think choosing the one could keep a buyer for years.

The wrong pick could you wish you had taken up gardening

Ducati Monster 696

Aprilia Mana 850

The original of the early 1990s was the first motorcycle I recall that look like a budget Unlike sanitized Hondas and the Italian’s steel-tube frame no attempt to hide the engine, and wiring. The near-… look was sculpture and part Mad Max.

The bike embodied the swagger and that are part of the appeal of

Ducati has cleaned up the redesigned but not too much. On the road, every seems to work better on previous Monsters. The handlebars farther, so U-turns and parking are

The engine and brakes are more and the transmission’s clutch, shift and gears work smoothly retaining a strong mechanical Some of the company’s loyal the Ducatisti, may be disappointed that the new clutch doesn’t clatter you’re stopped at a traffic But I don’t miss the cicada-like that makes older sound like they a mechanic.

BMW bmw.xe -1.47% Bayerische Werke AG Germany: Xetra 81.86 -1.22 -1.47% 7, 2014 5:35 pm Volume. P/E Ratio 10.28 Market Cap Billion Dividend Yield Rev. per Employee €721,448 Apple and Google Get Standby R. Car Makers Warn of Hit for Eur.

03/04/14 BMW to Hit 2016 Sales T. More quote details and bmw.xe in Your Value Change Short position set out to a bike that is small and for easy handling but still enough to satisfy its target middle-aged guys who have experience but haven’t ridden in These returning riders may their skills are rusty, but few to start over at the bottom. The is the sport model of a lineup also includes a sport-touring and a dual-purpose model that can modest off-road riding.

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