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What to Consider Before Buying That Bike

By: mary kimani | Jan 28 2013 | 415 words | 1119 hits

The design and the horsepower are essential when buying a motorcycle. They are both needed in the safety and controlling of the bike while riding it. They also provide a smoother ride for you therefore giving you more confidence when on the road.

Now to the final steps before you buy the bike;

•             Parts and accessories

This is normally the exciting part of purchasing something new. When you get to customize your motorcycle to what you want. You are only limited by your imagination. Common accessories include backrest, windscreen, saddlebags, custom made V-Twin exhausts etc. These can be installed at your own pace but you have to be sure that you are making the right investment because it will affect both your image and that of your motorcycle.

·         Price range

This is an obvious step you must take before you get that new bike. You do not want your motorbike to be your last purchase before you are declared bankrupt. Whether you are budget conscious or unrestricted, there is a suitable bike for you. If you want a custom chopper with vintage wheels and a custom paint job done, you must be sure you can afford that and spend your money wisely. You must also consider the fuel consumption of the bike. For example, a scooter consumes much less fuel than a 2000 nighthawk 750.

·         Experience:

Your past experience or none for that matter is also an important factor to consider. If you have ever owned a bike means then you already know what to expect from it but if it is your first time you need to understand what is required of you as the bike owner. You must make sure to begin slowly with smaller engines, slow speed and ease your way up to the big engines.

N.B; you must remember motorcycles are dangerous especially when handled recklessly and are the cause of hundreds of deaths in the United States alone.

·         Take a class

With the previous step in mind, it is important to take a class designed to teach the basics and give you the confidence needed when riding the bike. Many motorcycle dealers offer these services to their new clients; which is endorsed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). 

If you consider all these different options before you buy your motorcycle, you will have bought a motorcycle that suits your needs, lifestyle and taste. So do not take the decision lightly, take time and you will get a bike that will serve you for many years to come.

 

 


About author:
Mary is a seasoned online automotive writer and specialist.
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