Before planning to buy a motorcycle what brand color or anything too depth think on the purpose why you want to buy a motorcycle for yourself. Do you want it for your riding after weekends or work? Or for commuting? Or just for on and off riding? Well, how you are willing to use your motorcycle may states which bike should you consider and which to avoid buying.
How much money are you willing to spend on your motorcycle:
Another factor that is involved while considering a bike is how much do you want to spend on your first motorcycle? Would, you rather buy a lightly used motorcycle that can run up to a year or two and then upgrade to something larger Or if there is not a good used motorcycle would you take a heavy priced bike with your long term vision of what you want? In reality, you will drop your motorcycle, gently fall over, or will probably have an accident. The question is how much can you afford in replacing the body parts even if your bike is insured with a deductible?
Features to look on a beginners motorcycle
When taking motorcycle into consideration there comes a long list of features for each bike which when creating the list diminished so you can get a handful that will help you choose the best beginner motorcycle for yourself. The following norms are to look into each bike that will help you when you will be hunting for or seeking a new adventure :
- Engine size should be less than 600cc :
600cc engine size should always be the general starting point of every beginner rider. It is said that a 600cc sportbike has more horsepower as compared to a 600cc cruiser. Second, a larger bike rider may find that a 600cc motorbike is too small similarly a smaller biker may find the same motorcycle large. But you as a rider need to see whats fit and what is best for you as this is just a starting point for consideration.
- Bikes Fairing/Windscreen:
To tuck out of the weather and the wind you need to install a fairing or windscreen to your bike. As to fight against the force of the air while riding the bike leaning forward and pushing your body to go through tough wind will make you tired after riding. Also, a windscreen helps will block small rock blocks and bugs as you ride, like a windshield in your car.
- Seat Height :
Another thing to keep in mind as a new rider is your seat height. Your seat height will accommodate the length of your legs as to when you will reach a point you will put a foot or both of your feet down or most probably have to stand on your tiptoes to keep the bike balanced. To relax your feet people set footpegs.
- Handle Bar Height:
Just as seat height your handlebar also affects a rider posture as it can affect a rider’s fatigue and comfort level. Your hands should reach the controls, also your elbows should be slightly bent while reaching the controls which will let you be in a comfortable position.
- Anti-Lock braking system(ABS) :
Some of the bike models will have an anti-lock braking system as standard fare but ABS is notable because it will keep the brakes and tires from locking and skidding if you will apply the brakes too hard, but as a new rider you will more likely apply the brakes.