Before you buy your first motorcycle, it is important you know that all motorcycles are different. Here is a guide for a beginner planning to buy their first motorcycle.
The power of the motorcycle will depend on which type and model it is. Going for the fastest motorcycle for a beginner is not recommended. Avoid going for motorcycles that have an engine of more than 500cc. After you have mastered riding the bike, you can know go for a motorcycle with a higher engine.
What kind of motorcycle do you want? It is important you choose a motorbike that will meet your needs. Super bike are ideal for quick rides during the weekend. Motorcycles for seniors are ideal for road trips with friends. Comfort is key when choosing a motorcycle.
Asking the members of your club or your friends if you can get a motorcycle different from theirs is recommended.
Another thing you should keep into consideration, its whether you want to buy new or used motorcycle. If you buy a new motorcycle, its is unlikely to develop any issues and you will also get a warranty. However, new motorbikes are expensive, you should consider financing, if you don’t have enough cash. For a used motor its cost effective. It is advisable you ask the previous owner how long they used the motorcycle, and have it inspected by a professional before you buy it. If you are looking for a bike to be training with, then go for a used motorcycle.
Did you know you need insurance for your motorcycle? Shop around for insurance, so that you can know the cost. Find out what the insurance covers, before you buy it.
When getting a motorcycle, it is important you consider the weight. If you cannot lift or control the motorcycle, it is important you look for another option. The heavier the motorcycle is, the bigger the engine. If you want to reduce the weight of the motorcycle, consider getting lighter rims.
How legit is the used motorcycle you want to buy. It is important you do your research and check if the motorcycle has been reported as stole with the authorities. Does the motorbike you want to buy on loan?
Before you buy a motorcycle, consider the cost of buying replacement parts. Some models of motorcycles will cost you much on spare replacement. Checking the price for common replacement parts is recommended.
In addition, you will need to get a helmet and a gear.
When doing a test drive, check how comfortable you feel when riding and controlling the motorcycle.