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Tips for buying your first motorcycle, part 1

Many of us have dreamed of it: owning a motorcycle and hitting the winding road. A motorcycle not only gives you a great excuse to buy a leather jacket and gives you an excuse to pull of leather pants, it only gives you that exciting feeling of freedom. Think about weekend trips to the German mountains or a summer vacation in Greece. Just pack a tent on the back and hit the road. However, there are some things to consider before buying your first motorcycle. But don’t worry, we got your back. With these tips, you will be riding in no time.

1: Safety first

Riding a motorcycle is not without risk. On a motorcycle, you are very exposed. There are no airbags and there is no steel cage to protect you. But don’t get scared, you just need to make sure that you know what you’re doing. Luckily, there is something like motorcycle lessons. You need to take them in order to get your license. In the lessons, you will learn everything
there is to know about motorcycle safety. Plus, you will get that first feeling of what it’s like to hit the road on a bike.

2: Do your research

There is a lot to buying a motorcycle. What insurance are you going to get, how much power do you need, what brand suits you best, where are you going to use it for, are you going to buy a new model or a used one, how much do you want to spend? But before you start to feel overwhelmed, just be sure that there is an answer to all of these questions. You just need to figure it out by doing research. Luckily, you can find all the information online. Good luck!

3: Find a model that suits you

The first question you should ask yourself is: why do you want a motorcycle? Do you want to take it on long trips, use it for your daily commute, or do you want to cross and win races? The answer to this question will help you find the perfect model. Do you want a sports bike,
a cruiser or a so-called naked motorcycle? Keep in mind that the last one is perfect for beginners. Still not sure? Ask advice from one of your local motorcycle importers. They will tell you what will best suit your needs.

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