Jul 5, 2022
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Motorcycles

How To Choose The Right Motorcycle

 By 
Ericka Ellis

Want to buy a motorcycle? 

Here is how to choose the right motorcycle for you.

Here’s the thing, motorcycles represent the person–not a lifestyle–or at least it should. You don’t want to buy a motorcycle that looks cool but is entirely the wrong fit for you. Imagine purchasing a brand new pair of shoes two sizes too small only because you liked the way they looked. Talk about money wasted! 

The same goes for your bike–you don’t want to invest that kind of money into something that’s going to sit in the garage collecting dust because you didn’t learn what suits you best. It may look good but does it feel good? 

So today, we are going to help you choose the right motorcycle for you regardless if you are a first time rider or an experienced enthusiast. 

 

Things To Consider When Choosing A Motorcycle

Deciding to take the plunge to purchase a motorcycle isn’t always an easy conclusion to come to, and there are a lot of factors to consider: new vs. used, the best motorcycles to buy within your budget, whether or not you want to take an MSF course or which category you fall under as a rider: speed racer or cruiser…or maybe a combination of both. These are just a few of the things to consider before taking the plunge. 

 

Does This Match My Lifestyle? 

Choosing the right motorcycle should not be based on its appearance but instead, how it will fit into your life, budget and vision you have for this riding experience. Yeah, your buddy does have a nice Ducati but what if Harley’s are better suited for your personality, the plans you have for riding, and so forth? 

 

Does It Match My Riding Style? 

Your motorcycle choice can often say a lot about you: what kind of riding style you hope to achieve, what style of riding group you might become a part of, and a variety of other considerations. But it’s important that you choose a motorcycle you’re not only comfortable riding, but one that feels like it could be an extension of yourself.

What Is My Goal For Riding? 

It is also important to consider what your primary goal is for getting a motorcycle. Is it a passion purchase or a practical purchase? Is performance important to you when it comes to horsepower and speed? 

Will you be riding the bike on a daily basis? Do you want to join a motorcycle club? Are you looking for adventure? Will you be mostly traveling short distances or have plans for long road trips? 

Your Deep Dive Questioning Will Narrow Down Your Options

Knowing your intention for getting a motorcycle will greatly impact your decision so you can avoid buyers remorse and much worse, wasting time and money.

Sit down and write down the specifics for your ideal riding experience based on the prompt questions listed above. 

But in the meantime, we’ve also done you a solid by adding a slideshow so you can see what aspects you should consider when you're deciding on a bike. 

Take what you want, leave what you don't want, and make the decision that's best for you.

Now, let's get ready to ride!

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