Oh, the difficulty of getting on the bike. For some people, this is a huge first step. And I think you shouldn’t take it lightly if you care about yourself and your family too. As with all things in life, you need to be smart in your decisions. Don’t go out and buy a motorcycle the day after you graduate from Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) or any riding school for that matter. You need to do some proper research first.Life is either a daring adventure or nothing
There are several types of motorcycles available in the market whether you are considering a used motorcycle or a new motorcycle. First of all, you need to consider the type of roads you will be driving on. Are you going to ride on asphalt roads or dirt roads? Or are you planning a bit of both? If you are not sure of the correct answer, start reading up. Watch Youtube videos illustrating the above situations. Turn to your biker friends and learn from their experiences.
If you want to keep riding on public roads, the next step is to decide on the actual type of motorcycle. Will it be a cruiser, touring bike or sportbike? Again, the answer depends on what you plan to do with the bike. If you need something for short trips around town, go for a nude model! You get a comfortable driving position and it is easier to maneuver in traffic. If you plan to ride 500 miles (804 km) a day, you need a touring bike!
There is a good majority of novice cyclists who want to get on a sports bike straight away. Sure, they look and sound amazing, and they’re blazingly fast. But you should know that maneuvering a sports motorcycle in city traffic can be a nightmare. Plus, longer road trips will be extremely strained on your bones and muscles. If going fast on a bike is what you are looking for, I recommend that you read our guide to motorcycle road racing and stay on the track.Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly
You will have a lot more fun this way and your chances of survival will be increased tenfold. Still don’t know where to go with this? Get out there and try a few bikes for size! Go to your local motorcycle dealership and sit down on a few different bikes. This way you will have a better perspective of what lies ahead. You should also consider your height and weight when making the decision. You won’t feel very comfortable on a sports bike if you are 2.13 meters tall, for example.
Choosing a bike means narrowing down your options. Suppose you have decided to ride down the street and you are still stubborn enough to get into a sports bike. At least do yourself a favor and consider some sports tourism options as well. This way, you will get a more comfortable ride, with similar performance. Now comes the tricky part. And here is my advice. Don’t let anyone force you to jump on a liter bike or anything that is too powerful and dangerous for a beginner.
If someone is laughing at you for deciding to ride a 300cc motorcycle, their opinion is not worth considering. Should you get off the “it’s going to be boring after 1 year, I should just get a bigger bike to start” hole, stop there. Moving forward is the first step in putting yourself in danger. Before you embrace that mindset, think about it this way.Happiness is not around the corner. Happiness is around the corner
A Yamaha R3 is a 321cc motorcycle that gives its rider access to just over 40 horsepower. It has a wet weight of 375 lbs (170 kg). It can go from 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) in just over 5 seconds. It’s about as fast as a Mustang EcoBoost. While you can feel safe driving this kind of car as a beginner, it is not as easy as it looks on a motorcycle. Gaining speed is easy, but braking will be more delicate than with the car. In addition, there is nothing to protect you in the event of an accident.
You need to consider all of these things before buying a motorcycle. If you are still young and haven’t even driven that much, I suggest you stick with something that has less than 50 horsepower. If you have already been actively driving for 5-10 years, you can go further. But do yourself a favor and take it slow. Believe me, a 70 horsepower Suzuki SV650S is always going to freak you out if you overdo it. I should know that.
As cool as a Triumph Daytona 675 may sound, you don’t want to be in a position where a kid on a 125cc bike can ride faster than you around the corners. Remember, anyone can go fast in a straight line, but the real excitement is in the turns. The last thing you need is your future bike to scare you. You need something user-friendly enough to immerse yourself in the learning process. Either way, if you want to ride a liter bike, eventually you will get there and be much better prepared when you do.