5 Things to Consider Before You Buy the Right Motorcycle from Pompano Pats
If you are interested in buying a motorcycle, contact our sales person at Pompano Pat’s Motorcycles to help you choose the bike that is right for you! Here are 5 things you should consider before investing in a bike.
1. Experience Level
The level of an individual’s riding experience has a huge impact on identifying what bike will be the best fit for their needs.
An amateur rider may be able to ride a large, powerful machine safely from point A to point B; but he or she may not relish the experience if they find the bike hard to maneuver or are terrified by the machine’s power. Conversely, a skilled rider may find themselves bored with a bike that doesn’t offer the grip and power that their riding expertise can handle.
Also, if you haven’t been riding much in recent years or are returning to the sport, remember that your skills may require a while to build back up. Usually, it is good to buy a machine that matches your current riding abilities, instead of purchasing one that you will “grow into”.
2. Frequency of Use
You should carefully consider service costs when buying a motorcycle. These costs are greatly determined by how much you ride, but may vary largely from bike to bike. If you plan to put a lot of miles on your machine every year, you may want to consider a bike that doesn’t require frequent interval services depending on mileage. For instance, some bikes require a valve adjustment every 4,000 miles, while there are others which either require the service every 25,000 miles or never.
On the other hand, if you are planning to ride only a few thousand miles every year, service charges become less of an issue and may not be as vital when finding the right Pompano Pat’s Motorcycle for your needs.
3. Engine size / Displacement
Engine displacement of motorcycles can range anywhere between 125 to over 2000 ccs. Basically, the larger the engine displacement, the more power it will produce. Although, the engine configuration can have a major impact on what type of or how much power is generated. The engine size is also correlated to the weight of the bike. More displacement equals to more weight, which is a very important consideration.
4. Used or New
There are both advantages and disadvantages of buying a new as well as used bike.
New motorcycles purchased from Pompano Pat’s Daytona come with a manufacturer warranty, have the latest technology and features, may qualify for special financing, and service and parts are often readily available. Nonetheless, new bikes require a break in service, costs more than used bikes, and may be costlier to insure.
5. Where to Ride
Motorcycles come in a variety of different styles and sizes to fit several riding conditions. Most bikes are primarily designed for paved roads. Dual purpose bikes are also an option and these perform well on both paved and unpaved roads. Dirt bikes are made strictly for rugged off-road trails and dirt tracks.
Choosing the bike that you have always wanted may seem intimidating initially. But don't let that stop you from achieving your dreams. With the right approach, you can get started riding your motorcycle in a simple, safe, and pleasing manner. It also allows you to know what you are getting yourself into when you decide to take the plunge. Let Pompano Pat's help you find just the right bike for your riding needs.