Posted on: 8 November 2018
For many riders, there is nothing more therapeutic than getting out on a motorcycle. If you feel as if you're missing something in your life and you've been drawn to the idea of riding, you're going to need a bike and gear. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you find the right bike, as well as the right gear to keep you safe while you take your therapeutic rides.
No, you don't have to go out and spend upwards of $40 grand – there are lots of affordable options for you to start out with. Look, Harley Davidson makes a beautiful bike, but with the name comes some pretty expensive parts and accessories. When you pay for a Harley, you're paying for more than a bike – you're paying for the Harley Davidson name.
If you're just starting out and aren't sure if this is something that you'll stick with, look for a smaller, more affordable bike. Remember, the larger the bike, the heavier it will be which can cause problems as you work to learn how to ride and hold the bike upright when you're stopped.
Work with a professional salesperson to find the bike that is suitable for you to learn on. He or she will assist you with finding the bike that fits you well, has enough power to get you around and will be the best for you to learn on.
You might think that riding without a helmet is the goal, but seriously, until you get out on a bike and feel that wind whipping you right in the face, you won't understand how valuable the full-face helmets are. As you begin to learn how to ride, you will need to learn how to breathe with the wind blowing in your face at 50 miles per hour. When you wear a full-face helmet, the wind isn't much of an issue – it keeps the wind out of your nose and keeps the bugs from smacking you in the face – that hurts!
You'll also need a good pair of steel-toe leather boots that extend beyond your ankle, riding gloves to protect your hands, a leather jacket to limit the road-rash and block the wind and long pants – jeans or leather is best. This could be the investment that changes your life for the better. Instead of heading to your therapist and dropping $125 an hour to talk about the things stressing you out, you can dump $10 in gas in your bike and ride until your mind is clear.
For more information on choosing pre-owned motorcycles, contact your local motorcycle dealership.Share