Choosing Your First Motorcycle
One common mistake among newbies is to purchase a bike with far more performance than they can handle. Stay away from crotch rockets, especially anything with an engine larger than 600cc; when you learn how to ride on a slower bike, you’ll become a better rider because of it. Plus, after you’ve honed your skills and gained experience, you’ll be ready to upgrade and truly appreciate a faster bike.
Will you be riding in lots of traffic? Traveling long distances? Motorcycles come in many shapes and sizes, and you must consider your individual needs when picking a bike. Check out our Definitions of Different Bike Types article, and our Visual Guide to Types of Motorcycles photo gallery for an idea of what’s out there.