Your first motorcycle will be special for many reasons and it is important not to rush any buying decisions. Take your time and review exactly what you want and what options you have available.
There is no perfect way on how to pick the right motorcycle. However, taking into account a bike’s size, your location and your budget is very important when buying a new motorcycle.
Size is important
Two very important defining factors for a motorcycle are its seat height and weight. You must be able to sit with both feet flat on the ground. For your first motorcycle, choose a lightweight bike that is easier to balance. When comparing sizes, also take a look at the bike’s engine. Riders with little experience should consider lower powered engines that are easier to control.
Where and will you use the bike?
Before you start shopping, find out exactly where and how often you will be using a bike. Your location and how often you will use the bike are also very important. For example, if the motorcycle will be your main source of transportation, you will more than likely need storage space and room for another passenger. If you are using the bike for racing, you will need a lightweight bike.
Consider used motorcycles as an option
When shopping for your first motorcycle, it is best to shop used. As a new rider with little experience, you will not have to worry about dents or scratches that come with learning how to ride a motorcycle. Bikes that are lower in value will also have cheaper motorcycle insurance rates.