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Buying your first motorcycle

Posted by Victoria Harris on Sunday, March 17, 2019 Under: Guest Motorcycle Articles
Buying your first motorbike needn't be as big an expense as you think, but it does cost money - and that's why it's important to make sure you're doing everything right so you don't invoke both wasted money and disappointment.

Planning to buy your first bike is an exciting experience that you will look back fondly on as your years as a biker increases. You may even have the same bike when you're thinking back on these times, but you could also have switched to a new one - in any case, your first bike is one that will stay in your heart for a long time.

Like getting your first car, there are a few factors you ought to take into consideration before making that first purchase. For example, if you buy a motorbike without knowing how to ride one, you could be in for some very painful waiting until you get your qualification. To be able to ride a motorbike, you need to pass a compulsory basic training course that will teach you how to work motorbikes, as well as how to manoeuvre around corners and objects while you're travelling.

Once you've achieved this licence, however, you'll be all set to ride bikes up to a certain engine power, so it's a worthy - and essential - investment.

Motorbikes have the contestable reputation of being dangerous vehicles to drive for a variety of reasons. Although your chances of having an accident are very low, and lower if you adhere to the rules of the road whilst on your bike, naturally it's important to have the correct size of helmet, as well as leathers and, of course, insurance to cover you in case anything happens to you or your bike.

Once you're all ready to go with the above, you can start the hunt for your first ever motorbike. There are reasons to go for both second hand and new, with cost being the main temptation for the former and functionality for the latter. Whatever you do, just make sure that the bike is in good working condition and 'feels' right when you take it for a test drive. There could also be varying bike insurance costs depending on how long you have been driving for and the particular model and age of your new bike, so keep that in mind.

Whatever you decide on, your first bike will stay in your memories forever.

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