Karney Law, a motorcycle accident law firm, understands the importance of motorcycle safety.
If you have finally decided that you are ready to purchase your first motorcycle, then you may be wondering what steps you should take next.
Obviously, you do not just want to choose the first bike you see. After all, the purchase of a motorcycle is an important decision. One that deserves some thought and a bit of research behind it, so you can enjoy your purchase for years to come.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of tips and resources out there that can help you make sure that your first bike is one that is right for you and that you will truly enjoy riding as well.
For starters, you should consider whether you intend to by a brand new bike or a pre-owned one. This decision is obviously entirely up to you, but most new bikers opt for a pre-owned one their first time around. After all, since you will be new to the roads, it might be best to avoid overspending on a bike that you may end up causing some type of damage to. When buying a pre-owned bike, you can still get something reliable that will last you for a long time to come while saving yourself a lot of money in the process.
Another factor that you will want to consider when choosing your first bike is how powerful the engine will be. For a beginner, you will probably want to stick with a smaller engine that you will be able to handle. As a recommendation, try to stick to 250 cc or less for your first bike. You can always have a more powerful engine installed later, if you so choose. However, if you buy a motorcycle with too strong of an engine right off the bat you may be overwhelmed when it comes time to ride it, which may result in a motorcycle accident.
Finally, budget is also an important factor to keep in mind when you are looking to buy your first motorcycle. It is important to set a budget before you begin shopping so that you can find a bike that will not deplete your savings account. When considering the monthly payment that you can afford for your bike, do not forget to factor in other related expenses, such as maintenance, motorcycle protective gear and insurance.
By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a great motorcycle in no time. If injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Karney Law, a North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer with more than 30 years of representing injured bikers.