There was a time when motorcycle owners were stereotyped as outlaws, but now motorcycle enthusiasts come in all walks of life from youth dirt bikers to retirees seeking to tour the country on two wheels. Motorcycles are more popular now than ever because of the freedom they help provide, fuel economy and relatively low cost of maintenance.
Last month Allstate asked the Community: “What type of bike is your motorcycle of choice?” Your answers showed that the choice of motorcycle varies as much as the people who ride them.
When it comes to motorcycles, there certainly are a plethora of options from which to choose. But, how do you pick the motorcycle that is right for you? Choosing the right bike depends on your experience level, price range and driving preferences.
Experience: Your experience with motorcycles or mechanical equipment in general has an effect on which motorcycle you should choose. If you’re a beginner and haven’t had much experience with larger engines, faster speeds, or tighter handling, a sports or custom bike might not be your safest choice. Take into consideration your experience and choose the safest motorcycle for your level.
Price Range: The budget conscious and the unrestricted shopper can both find the right motorcycle. Custom choppers with vintage wheels and unique paint certainly have price ranges much higher than base level cruisers, but that doesn’t mean a motorcycle purchase is an uneconomical one. Take into consideration purchase price and economic savings when looking at your next motorcycle purchase.
Driving Preference: When you envision cruising the open road in your new motorcycle do you see yourself taking long trips or short ones? Are you a ‘pedal to the metal’ type of driver or do you prefer a more casual cruise? These preferences will take your motorcycle purchase from touring to sport bike in two seconds flat. Think about where you’ll be driving in your new purchase. Your driving preference should help you decide which bike is best for you.
Finding the right motorcycle for your needs doesn’t have to be difficult. Using these tips will help put you on the fast track to purchasing the best motorcycle.