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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMotorcycles · 7 years ago

My first motorcycle opinions?

What motorcycle should I get for my first one? I like the Harley type motorcycles, but I don't know what to get. What are your opinions?

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  • 7 years ago
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    If you are insecure and feel that the motorcycle you ride defines who you are, do whatever you want because you won't listen to what I am about to say. However, if you are a secure person who doesn't give a crap what others think and your motorcycle does not define who you are, here is what I would do if I were you.

    Buy something used and inexpensive for a starter bike.

    Look for something old but not too old. You don't want something so old that it is a POS, but not something so new that you'll feel bad if you lay it down.

    Look for something in the 500 - 550 CC engine size. This will be powerful enough so you don't get bored too soon, but not so fast that you will be afraid of it.

    Look for a Standard or Cruiser bike for your first bike. They are more forgiving and have less power than a Sport Bike with the same size engine. Although Cruisers are heavier than other bikes, they have the lowest center of gravity and are easy to balance. Balance is more important than weight for your first motorcycle.

    Consider the fit of the motorcycle. People come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. So do motorcycles. When selecting a motorcycle consider how well it fits your body. Ask yourself how well you can put both feet flat on the ground. Ask yourself how well the seating position feels. Do you have to reach too far to the handlebars? Riding hunched over can get uncomfortable very fast. Is the foot peg location comfortable? Does the bike feel too big or too small? An uncomfortable motorcycle won't be much fun to ride for any amount of distance. However, a bike that fits you well will be lots of fun.

    In general, Cruisers will have a shorter seat height than most other bikes. You may want to consider this if you are a short person.

    Avoid buying over the Internet. I would never buy a motorcycle sight unseen. You could very easily end up paying too much for junk. Always do a visual inspection and test ride before buying a motorcycle. When you go to look at the bike, bring a helmet. If you do not have your motorcycle license yet, bring a friend with a motorcycle license and 2 helmets.

    Watch the classified section of your local newspaper. Some locations have shopper magazines with used motorcycles in your area. Reasonably priced used bikes are out there. Be patient. Don't buy too quickly, but if you find one you like, buy it right away. Unfortunately, as the price of gas rises so will the price of used motorcycles. If you find a good starter bike, don't hesitate as they can sell quickly.

    Don't get hung up on any particular brand. All of the name brands are about the same. Pay more attention to the bike's condition. If any one brand were really superior to all other brands, this would be the only brand bike on the road. In addition, if any brand bike was really inferior to the other brands, nobody would buy them and the company would be out of business.

    Learn on this bike. Make your mistakes on it. You will make mistakes. Nearly all new riders will lay their bike on its side at least once. Would you rather make your mistakes on an older bike or your nice shiny expensive new bike?

    The most important thing you should do when getting your first bike is to take an accredited motorcycle safety course. Keep an open mind during the course. You just might learn something that may save your life some day.

    After you have been riding a while and gain some experience, you can sell your starter bike and get the bike you really want. If maintained properly and not abused, you won't lose too much money on your starter bike. Put the money from the sale towards the bike you really want. By this time, you will have figured out what style bike best suits your riding style and needs.

    Use your head while riding. Remember, on a motorcycle Stupid Hurts.

    Have fun - Ride safe

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Suzuki LS650. Light like a 250 cc. One single large cylinder so it will provide enough power that when you are ready to go fast and hit the highway at 100 you can. But low so you have good footing and light so it is easy to control, and when you do manage to drop it, you can pick it up by yourself. (important for a new rider) Buy a used bike because you will probably hit the ground and you dont want to **** up a pretty new bike.

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  • 6 years ago

    Mad Jack has a great answer. Just wanted to pipe up that dual-sport motorcycles are fantastic to learn on. Dirt bikes that you can ride in the street; they're very tough.

    Your first bike won't be your last bike. Geez, I have four right now.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Suzuki Motorcycle they have a great series of high end to low end motorcycles check out their website or check their facebook page to get information about their new bikes

    check: https://www.facebook.com/Suzuki2Wheelers to get more information about new powerful bikes

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  • 7 years ago

    Just make sure you keep the power to weight ratio wide and get the bike which is easily available in market with a real good resale value.

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  • 6 years ago

    There are two kind of motorcycle riders, those that have wrecked, and those that are going to wreck.

    Wear a helmet, it takes years to put information into a head and only a second to remove that information.

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  • 6 years ago

    Brother choose Suzuki Motorcycle they have a great series of high end to low end motorcycles check out their website or check their facebook page to get information about their new bikes

    check: https://www.facebook.com/Suzuki2Wheelers to get more information about new powerful bikes

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hey dude! I agree with iam's view...Suzuki has those breathtaking and super safe bikes that will keep your spirit high and make you super stylish and a speedster!! go for it!

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  • 5 years ago

    yamaha wr250x, kawasaki ninja 300, honda cbr 300, honda cb 500 are great starter bikes.

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