Buying your first motorcycle is an exhilarating moment, but as with all first purchases, you need to be careful. You have to make sure that you are making the right choices in relation to your needs, abilities and budget, while also keeping your wits about you to make sure you are getting the best possible deal. Raceworx KTM offers a few expert tips to help choose the right bike for you.
How to Choose Your First Motorbike
When you first start looking for a bike, you may be a little overwhelmed by the choices available to you. Which make, model and engine size is going to suit you? Can you trust the dealers? Should you buy new or second-hand? Here are some crucial expert tips to help you choose your first bike with a little more ease. Read our blog for more tips on everything involving motorcycles and racing.
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Vital Tips for Your First Bike Purchase
So, you want to buy a motorcycle? Fantastic! You will not regret joining the millions of happy bike owners around the world, provided you choose carefully and apply the following expert tips:
- Choose a bike that fits you. Bikes come in all shapes and sizes and not all of them will be suitable for you. That’s why you need to shop around carefully and try out a few bikes before you decide. Find one that fits you and feels right. You may want a standard, bike, a sports bike or a cruiser (the latter is not likely for a new rider). Ask for advice from experienced riders, as well as the staff at dealerships, and don’t be afraid to test bikes out to see what feels right.
- Research everything: Before committing to a motorcycle, do thorough research on the makes and models you have in mind. Know everything about your needs as a rider, and then look at all the available options that may suit you. In addition to using Google, speak to a dealer or any experienced riders around you.
- Choose a bike you can handle: When you are starting out as a rider and biker owner, you should not start off with a bike that is too powerful for you. Go for something you can handle. A 600cc bike is usually a little more than an inexperienced rider can take. Stick in the 500cc range and lower, to begin with. You can always upgrade when you are more confident and experienced.
- Take your time: Considering the above points, you need to take your time to work through the available information and make the right choice. Don’t rush it and don’t commit until you are absolutely sure that you have all the information you need.
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