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Buying a Motorcycle FAQ Part One

Aug 18, 2007
You have decided to buy a motorcycle. Maybe you have visions of yourself flying down the highway, the wind whipping past your head as you wave and grin at all of those poor people still trapped in their little tin boxes. Maybe you haveve always wanted a motorcycle, and now, finally you are ready to purchase. Whatever the reasons, the decision to purchase a motorcycle leads to the questions what kind should I purchase? Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley the choices are limited. Should I buy a new motorcycle or a used one? What should I look for in a new motorcycle? What should I look for in a used motorcycle? Read on to find out the answers to these questions, and more.

FAQ Which type of motorcycle should I buy?
A) Some people just love Yamaha bikes, others think that Suzuki bikes or Honda bikes or Kawasaki bikes are the best on the market. Still others prefer Harley Davidson bikes or other brands. The main thing to keep in mind when buying your first motorcycle is that if you have had little or no previous riding experience, you are going to fall, quite a lot in fact. With this in mind, be sure that the bike that you choose is one that can be fixed easily. Some experts recommend the Suzuki GS500 for learners, since it is small and free of excess chrome and farings that can be costly to replace.

You should expect to invest much of your new bike fund in high quality safety gear, like helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, etc. Since you already know that you will be falling down a lot, you should plan ahead and minimize damage by choosing, first and foremost, an affordable, well made helmet. There are many different types of helmets, but first time riders shouldnt give into the temptation to skimp on quality. Many companies, like Scorpion helmets, offer lower priced options as well as the high end products used by commercial racers.

FAQ) Should I buy a new motorcycle or a used motorcycle?

A) This depends on your personality and your budget. For first time riders, used bikes are often recommended because of the increased risk of repair costs. Finding a used bike isnt difficult, thanks to the Internet, newspapers, magazines, etc, but you should plan on bringing someone with you who knows more about motorcycles than you do when you begin to look at used bikes for sale. This person can ask questions that you may not think of, and can help you inspect the bike properly.
About the Author
Terry Parker is an avid Motorcycle rider and recommends http://www.SuperSportsRacing.com for products like Yamaha Bikes
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