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Are you in the market for a motorcycle? If so, you may be wondering where to start. Use the following buying tips to help narrow down your search, then visit CalMoto to explore motorcycles for sale. We have dealerships in Mountain View and Livermore, California.

Pick the Motorcycle’s Size

For Your Experience Level

If you are new to motorcycle riding, it’s recommended that you stick with smaller bikes. They are easier and more manageable than larger ones, especially when starting out in your first few months or years of riding.

More experienced riders may want something more powerful, which usually means a larger and heavier motorcycle. The extra weight found in these models will lead to better stability, which is especially helpful on more challenging routes.

For Your Size

The height and arm span of an individual can affect their comfort when riding a motorcycle. Some models are able to be adjusted to better fit taller or shorter individuals, which makes it easy to get the right ergonomic setup.

It’s also possible to modify a motorcycle’s handlebars, seat, and so on to better suit your size. Just be sure to factor the cost of those accessories into your budget.

Consider How You’ll Use the Motorcycle

Different motorcycles are better suited for different types of riding.

Maybe you want to go on road trips or simply commute to work. Focus on features that promote rider comfort, such as an extra comfortable seat and a windscreen.

Maybe you want to explore nature. Look for motorcycles that are designed with untamed trails in mind like a dirt bike, or get a dual sport model that can tackle both the pavement and the backwoods.

Maybe you want to cruise around the city with your partner or friend. Seek out motorcycles that offer seating for two passengers and decent fuel efficiency.

Build a Budget

When shopping for a motorcycle, it’s important to set a price limit. Think about how much you can realistically afford to spend on your purchase. This will allow you to eliminate models outside of your price range and avoid wasting time researching them.

Do Plenty of Research

Read Online Reviews

Use customer reviews to help you make an informed decision on which motorcycle will best suit your needs. See what other people who own a specific model have experienced with it and find out if there are any common problems that could arise in your bike ownership.

Talk to a Motorcycle Dealer

The motorcycle dealership is a great resource, especially for those looking to buy their first bike. The staff have worked in this industry and know all about different models. They can provide personalized advice on what would work best with your lifestyle.

Want more shopping tips? Want to explore motorcycles for sale? Whatever you need, the experts at CalMoto are here to help. Contact us or visit our dealerships in Mountain View and Livermore, California. We also proudly serve those in San Francisco and San Jose, California.

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