Okay, so your compulsory bike training is behind you, and now you’re itching to hit the open roads on a new motorcycle. Of course it’s a great feeling, and of course you cannot wait, but even so, you really don’t want to waste your money by buying a bike which essentially isn’t suited to you or your needs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some very useful tips which may help to make the experience that much more enjoyable.
What Do You Want From Your Bike
This is the first thing you need to consider. If you enjoy speed and performance, then obviously you should be looking at sports bikes. If on the other hand you intent using your bike for travelling long distances, then a touring bike would be a better choice, given that they are specifically designed to offer riders a greater degree of comfort. Perhaps you want a bike simply for getting from A to B, and in that case, you may want to consider a scooter. Others enjoy the thrill of going off-road, and of course that would mean you’ll need to look at scramblers or dirt-bikes. Some of these can however only be used off-road because they’re not considered to be street legal.
Level of Experience
If you’re just starting out, and this is to be your first motorcycle, then you should ideally look for a second-hand bike, but of course that is something you may not even want to consider. If you really must have a new bike, try to be realistic, and get yourself one which you feel you’ll be capable of handling comfortably and safely. Also, you need to think about the cost of bike insurance as well. Insuring your bike is mandatory in the UK, and the bigger your bike is, and the more it costs, the more you’ll end up paying for cover, especially if you’re new to motorcycles. Even if you’ve been riding bikes for several years already, buying new motorcycles is not something which should be taken lightly, considering just how much some of them cost, and how much some of them cost to insure.
Although this may sound a bit harsh, it would be foolish of you to purchase a large bike if in fact you’re off a slight build. Most women, and also short men, will almost always feel more comfortable riding a bike which has a low centre of gravity. The seat on many of the top end bikes tend to be quite high, thus meaning they have higher centre of gravity. If you really must have a big, powerful machine even though you’re not a tall person, then you may want to consider a touring bike or a chopper. Even though these have large engines, their seats are usually quite low, thus making them easier to handle, irrespective of your body size.
For the vast majority of bikers, this is probably the most important factor, considering just how much some new motorcycles cost. Obviously you need to remain within your budget, but you can be rest assured that when you’re standing there in the showroom, it’s not always as easy as it sound, particularly if you’re dealing with a salesman that knows his stuff. For this reason, it’s always better to have a basic idea as to what type of bike you want, before you actually go out and buy one. After all, you’ll more than likely be spending a large amount of money, so it just makes sense to be practical, rather than emotional. SABUNG AYAM