Ok, so you’ve fallen in love with motorcycling, all safety precautions in place
Courses, have practiced your skills, and now you must do the best
important task of all. Now you need to buy your first motorcycle.
But how do you choose? Simple, follow the checklist below before you
make your purchase:
1. The first rule of riding a motorcycle is
Transition from a lighter bike to a heavier one. Don’t try to buy
a 600cc motorcycle from the start. Start with a smaller bike and above
With time it will make you a better driver and give you enough experience
deal with a larger bike. Start with a lower powered bike
Standard, hone your skills at it, and then aim for greater achievement
Bicycle. It can be a 600cc bike that pumps out over 70 ponies on the real bike
pretty unforgiving. Remember that you can jump from a 600cc bike to a 750cc bike
or even a 1000cc bike, but you can’t start with a 600cc bike. It
will be difficult for any new biker to handle this type of motor
performance at the very beginning.
2. Recognize your need for a motorcycle.
There are cruisers, street bikes, custom made bikes and sport bikes,
and each of them meets different functional requirements. A
Bike that may be ideal for heavy traffic conditions may not be ideal
for long distances or as a toy for weekend thrills. ask yourself-
Do you love the torque or are you tempted by a rush from 0 to 60? Be realistic
in identifying where and how much you will be riding your motorcycle beforehand
You make the purchase.
3. Knowing what is available. Spend time with it
Identify the different variants available based on your requirement,
and study each carefully. Every bike, every brand has its own
Properties. While some have excellent handling skills, others
shoot away in a straight line. Be realistic in your assessments.
Visiting dealers to look at a final shortlist can help you
Identify different likes and dislikes that will help you create a
informed choice at the time of purchase.
4. Choose a bike that fits your body
Art. Since bikes come in different shapes and sizes, this is important
that your bike fits you ergonomically. Try test drives
the bikes you’ve shortlisted. You will be amazed at how different
every driving experience is (Honda
Motorcycle seats are notoriously hard to come by
different feeling from bike to bike). Some may require you to sit inside
uncomfortable postures, some may have a more manageable middle
Gravity, some may have a higher seat and others may be uncomfortable
handlebars. You have to take a spin on the bikes to see which ones
Bike suits you best, so riding it can be a great experience in the long run
5. Decide whether you want a new or used bike.
While a used bike gives you less guilt if you dent or scratch it,
Keep in mind that the long-term running costs of the bike can be higher
as a new bike. Conversely, new bikes come with a guarantee
costs more, but will depreciate quickly. Unless
If you’re absolutely sure of your riding skills, you can buy a used bike, master
the art of motorcycling and graduate to a new and heavier bike.
6. Consider long-term finances when you
buy a bike. You may have to pay a high insurance premium
for the bike, so shop around for the best rates available.
Also, you need to invest in safety gear like helmet and gloves,
which leads to additional work. Running costs may apply
involved in maintaining the bike depending on how you have it
maintained the bike after purchase. So make sure you have one
Checklist of all these things ready before you invest in a motorcycle.
7. Make an informed decision. Do not buy
a bike you saw outside the cafe and fell in love with,
tempting as it may be. See if it suits you after the first rush
Adrenaline wears off. Get a qualified mechanic to check if you are
Buying a used bike. Take a test drive, take into account all the economic and
physical factors and you will have moved away from rash
8. Make sure you vote too
passionate. Discretion is the keyword here. You can follow that
Checklist word for word and buy a bike at the end, that’s just
functional and doesn’t really excite you. It can be long term
take the passion of riding out of you. So too while making a logical one
decision make sure you miss them every now and then and vote too
passion too. Get a bike that will delight you every minute
Follow this checklist and be the proud owner of a bike that meets all the requirements
your needs and is still a pleasure to drive.