Essential Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Motorcycle

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It’s important not to rush this step in the process of going from start to riding your first bike.

To many motorcyclist rush in and will regret it later, I am taking my time to decide wether to buy a bike to learn on or buy a bike that I can grow into.

So you’ve learned your motorcycling basics, taken a safety course, stocked up on safety gear and decided to take the plunge and buy your first bike?

If you’re ready to shop for your first motorcycle, check out our list of 10 Great First Bikes and 10 Great Beginner Bikes; we’ve also got a list of 10 Great Advanced Beginner Bikes.

Here are important factors to consider before you make that big purchase:

Don’t overestimate your ability.

One common mistake among newbies is to purchase a bike with far more performance than they can handle. Stay away from crotch rockets, especially anything with an engine larger than 600cc; when you learn how to ride on a slower bike, you’ll become a better rider because of it. Plus, after you’ve honed your skills and gained experience, you’ll be ready to upgrade and truly appreciate a faster bike.

Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Motorcycle.

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