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When Buying Your First Motorcycle

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Buying a new motorcycle comes with a lot of responsibility, but driving down the road on a new bike is one of the most thrilling experiences you are likely to have. There is something special about putting on the leather, helmet, and boots and feeling a little wind in your face.

The great news is that there are a few different things that you can do that will really make the buying process easy and enjoyable. You not only want to enjoy the bike, but you want to have a good time buying the bike. Here are a few things that you should do when you are looking at buying your first bike.


Unless you will be buying your bike with cash, you will need to take out a loan. Often the motorcycle dealership will be a lender, or they will work closely with another lender. One part of the application process is a credit check. You know that this is going to occur, so beat them to the punch and know what your credit score is before you apply. If you have a poor credit score, then you may want to hold off on purchasing your bike until your credit is in a good position. The better your credit the better the interest rate will be on the loan, so you could save a lot of money over time. 

Safety Class

If you are not safe on the road then it is hard to have an enjoyable time. Many dealerships will actually offer a safety class for drivers. This class is good for anyone that is on a bike rookie and seasoned pro. You will learn the basics of motorcycle safety and how to operate a motorcycle safely. You will also learn the best way to care and maintain your bike. A well maintained bike is much safer than a bike that is not maintained. 


For your first bike you may not want to go out and buy a bike that has too much power. You want a bike that will have sufficient power to give you the acceleration that you need, but not so much that you are put in danger. Consider the size of the engine when you are buying a bike and ask the dealer what is the best size engine for your needs. There are many good starter bikes that have plenty of torque and power. 

Whether you want a bike like the Harley Davidson Iron 883 or others, contact a dealer to get started on your search for the perfect bike.