Sitting at home, you look out the window at the sun shining. Bored with hobbies that haven’t kept your interest, you yearn for something new- something exciting. Now is the time to visit your local dealers to check out their motorcycles for sale.
Now, you may have an image in your head of a biker: rough around the edges, tattoos, black leather everything, gruff, angry. Surprisingly, not all bikers are as weathered as one may think. Well-off businessmen (and women), high school and college students, and even the sweet lady next door are all profiles of bikers today. In fact, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council, over half of the bikers in California are married and employed college graduates.
Isn’t it freeing to know that you can become a biker? Gone are the days of flipping through magazines, just trying to find some entertainment or a new hobby. Gardening, model-building, galavanting to city bars- none of it will compare to the thrill you find when you start looking at your first motorcycles for sale. Yet, even then, that thrill won’t touch the first time you get on a motorcycle; the first time you hear the engine roar; the first time you feel the wind rush against your body as the two wheels carry you away.
Back to reality! That’s right- you haven’t even started looking yet. Before checking out your local dealers, do a little research. Check online; ask your friends (don’t be shy); ask your family; join an online biker forum- immerse yourself in the culture. Learn the difference between a standard motorcycle, a cruiser, a sportbike, a tourer, a scooter, and a dual-sport motorcycle. A great place to start is the American Motorcyclist Association’s website.
On the AMA’s website, you will find tips and a few pointers on where to begin. They suggest you get certified to ride, find a professional teacher, find the right gear, etc. You can also find events hosted around the country listed on their website. They also have a classified section, so before you purchase your dream bike, you can check out their pre-owned motorcycles for sale.
Be sure that you’re familiar with the laws of your state, as well. The AMA has a comprehensive list of state-by-state laws. Be sure to touch up on bike specifications such as the handlebar height and the maximum sound level. You don’t want to purchase a bike only for it to be illegal throughout the states you plan on riding in. Also, keep in mind the minimum age limit and protective gear required. Helmets are encouraged, but not required in all states, for example.
Are you ready to hop on and feel the adrenaline and freedom now? Well, then what are you waiting for? Start looking at motorcycles for sale and get your fantasy rolling!