Picking your first motorcycle. (ok for the road)
First you have
to ask yourself, what kind of riding do you want to do. Just around town?
cruiser will do just fine. Some brave souls will take long trips on a cruiser -
you better be young enough and tough enough. Cruisers are great for a few hour rider and they
look cool. But for long riders you may consider a touring bike. Comfort is the
bikes - Ok you want to go fast and take the twisties. You may not be a knee
dragger yet, but a sport bike is cool. BUT a sport bike is not exactly for long
Tourer - Wow, a combination of a sport bike with a little more comfort and
some storage room. Nice compromise. Ok now you're off to the tail of the dragon
(no trailering for you).
purpose - Ok you're in the Smokey Mountains taking the twisties and you see
that trail - you just have to know where it goes? A dual purpose bike may be for
you. Not exactly a full blown dirt bike, but it does offer some comfort, storage
and acceptable off-road capabilities.
Bike - Want to hit the road? Stereo, cruise control, storage, and comfort.
Some even take the twisties just fine. a road yacht - where's the cappuccino
machine? How far do you want to go?
Here's a Rt 66 motorcycle trip
Road Bike - Just that. There's Enduro, motocross and trials bikes. Where ya
going to ride it? In Central Florida you better have a pick up or trailer to
toad it around. There's not many places to ride it.
Some will tell you to start out on a small motorcycle - ouch!
how many bikes can you afford? Get the biggest you can handle - if you buy a
small cc bike you'll quickly wish you had more. Once you get familiar with a big
bike, it's just as easy to handle if your feet touch the ground. The weight is
not that important, if it's balanced right. Take the rider course and have a