Chosing Your First Motorcycle

Once you have had your motorcycle training and passed your bike test, the chances are you will be looking to buy a motorcycle.  There are some things you should first consider though.  It is easy to get caught up in the excitement especially when you are a new rider.  You can find money escaping from your wallet quicker than you might imagine.  Lets have a look at a few of the things you should keep in mind before making your purchase.

Pick a motorcycle that fits your lifestyle, experience and your ability and skills to ride it. If you are still a beginner, don’t purchase a motorcycle with too much power and that has an engine more than 600cc. You can upgrade later once you have more experience and more developed further skills in motorcycling.

A motorcycle should be within your budget and you obviously have to really like it. The price of the motorcycle should be reasonable and practical in terms of its power and its mechanical attributes. You can buy from a dealer or you can buy it privately. Dealers will help you from your financing options and can offer you used bikes too. For beginners, I would recommend you purchase a used bike than new ones. A used bike is better option for a beginner because it might be hitting some pavements and it might be scratched anyway. And besides, a used bike is more affordable and offers better values than a new one.

Consider the weight of the motorcycle and choose what fits your body structure. The weight of the motorcycle should be the one that you could push and be comfortable with when riding it. Try different types of motorcycles until you find the one that you are at ease with.

You might also want to set aside a budget for clothing and accessories. Your colours are like your personal statement. However, make sure that you buy quality protective gear for motorcycling.

Lastly, consider your needs. Think of the reason why you would buy a motorcycle. Identifying your needs will make it easier for you to buy the right motorcycle. You should also do your homework by researching the different kind of motorcycles that would best fit you and your riding needs.

You might also want to give some thought to some more motorbike training when you buy your bike.  A good trainer can help you become accustomed to your bike very quickly.

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