Buying a Bike?

If you are looking for a good way of rejuvenating your passion for all things auto, purchasing a motorbike could prove to be the perfect solution and a good alternative to a car. Whether it shall serve as a cure for that inevitable mid-life crisis or it is required for your entry into the local gang of hells angels, one thing is for sure, buying a motor bike will offer anyone much in the way of excitement, fun and plenty of adventure. Before you go off and buy the first bike you lay your eyes upon it is important that you do your research, this is the best way to start for it will give you the best chance of getting the right bike for you. This is hardly a daunting task as there are now huge amounts of information readily available at the click of a button through the internet.

If you are a first time buyer there are many things you have to consider with regards to your first bike. Do not indulge your Valentino Rossi fantasies straight away and remember a certain amount of skill is necessary for the high performance models which will only come with time and experience. With this in mind, seek out a model which is suitable to your skill level, and remember when it comes to motorbikes size does matter! A friend of mine who didn’t remember this point ended up with a great bike, though he had to invest in a step ladder in order to mount it. You never know, after you purchase your first bike you could develop an interest in motorbike racing.


When actually buying your bike always haggle with the extras in mind for you don’t want to buy a bike using all the money you have set aside for your motorcycle dream, and then find you haven’t enough left for insurance, accessories, gear and of course repairs - it is a lot like the process of buying a second hand car. Speaking of repairs it is probably best that you buy a used bike if you are a beginner, as wrapping a used and cheaper bike around a tree feels a lot better than wrapping a new bike around a tree, believe me! Before committing to the purchase it is often wise to take the bike for a little test drive to make sure there aren’t any obvious issues so ask your seller if this is possible. Don’t be too disheartened if you take a few falls when you are learning to ride your motorbike, like anything worth doing, driving a motorcycle requires patience, effort, determination, sweat and maybe even a little bit of blood (although make sure you take all the necessary precautions to ensure as little blood as possible is lost!). Good luck and enjoy!