CHOOSING THE RIGHT MOTORCYCLE FOR YOU
Determining what kind of motorcycle to
buy and/or what features you want in a bike should be fun! Though,
a first time motorcycle buyer may feel intimidated by the whole
decision process. If this is you, don't worry. Don't be afraid to
ask the seller/dealer questions. Feel free to
contact us as well. You are making a big purchase and you want to be
certain that every dollar you spend is spent wisely! Also, be sure
purchase a bike that you can afford.
Shop around! Compare prices!
Don't buy on impulse! Similar to
buying a car, you want to take your time to make sure that you are
getting the best deal possible! Learn how to avoid some
common mistakes associated with applying for motorcycle loans.
Comfort Is Key!
It is important to familiarize
yourself with all the models of a particular make of bike you
want. It is very important to sit on several different models.
You want to make sure the bike is comfortable and easy to
Below are things to consider
regarding comfort when choosing a bike:
Note: If you are buying a sport bike, your options of handlebars,
seats and foot pegs variations is going to be limited if not
You want to get the best fit. To achieve this, you will have
to try several different groupings of handlebars and risers (the
piece that connects the handlebars to the fork of the motorcycle).
The width of the handle bars also needs to be taken into account.
The broader the bars, the more control and leverage you will have.
You definitely want to make sure you are comfortable when
sitting on your new motorcycle. Surely you will be going on long
rides, especially during the hot summer months. There are a wide
range of seats available. If you are of a smaller statute, a low
profile seat with minimal cushioning may be what you need. Low profile seats can decrease the height of the
bike by as much as three inches.
Choosing the right seat for you
bike will depend on the kind of riding you are going to do.
Distance riders should consider a thick, wide seat for maximum
comfort. What it comes down to is trying many different types and
styles to find what is the most comfortable for you.
Women riders are going to need to look for bikes that are
smaller, to fit there physiques.
Some bikes offer floorboards for you to place your feet on.
Some models only have foot pegs. You can purchase accessory foot
pegs that are wider with rubber insets. These will help in keeping
vibration from riding down to a minimum. Wider foot pegs tend to
offer better control as well.
If you take the above factors into
consideration, you will likely get a good deal on a bike that is
not only comfortable but perfect for
your comfort needs.
**If you are buying a used motorcycle, make
sure that the bike has not been in
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