Buying a bike has always been tough. Choosing a bike model, the year, the accessories, and even the color sounds easy, but it actually is a huge task. Once you enter the bike store/showroom, you become a child in a candy store with a variety of candies to choose from. This choice is especially hard if it is your first bike. We’ve put together a few tips to help and guide you as you go to buy a bike, even if it’s your
first. The first thing which you should keep in mind is your budget. Always be sure about how much you are willing to invest in a bike. Try to stick to your budget as far as possible while looking for a new bike.
While there might be many lucrative offers on more expensive models, be sure of what you want instead of falling for marketing techniques. Here, we come to the second most important point- choosing the right bike. You may have already decided what you are going to buy, or maybe you are still confused about which model to buy. If your purpose for buying a bike is the daily commute, go for simpler road bike models as they are perfect for the city roads. If you are planning on going for long rides, then cruisers such as Harleys and Indian Roadmasters are a better option. If you have the budget for a superbike, you can simply opt for sports bikes like Ducati or the Triumph Daytona which are popular choices in the market. Always try to keep a minimum of three bikes to a maximum of five options from which to choose, which makes the bike selection process a lot easier. After you are done with your motorbike model and budget planning, the next step would be to check if the bikes meet the criteria on your checklist, i.e. the mileage, the height of the seat adjusted to your height, the weight of the bike etc. All these things have to be thought of and brought into the equation before buying a motorbike. The salesmen in the store/showroom will help you out with the selection, modifications, and adjustments you need for your motorbike, but for that, you need to know exactly what you want.
Make sure you take test rides of the bike models you are planning to buy and ensure you are comfortable when you ride. Buying a bike from a showroom allows you to take as many test rides as you want before you finally land on the bike that you finally buy. A bike and rider relationship is special. It is important for you to choose a bike that you are going to be comfortable with for a really long time. It is almost like choosing your closest friend.