“What are the best websites for motorcyclists?” she asked me. She had been bitten by the bug. The bug that turns the average human into a motorcycle-obsessed freak, looking to learn as much valuable information about motorcycling as she could, ...Read More »
If you are considering buying a used motorcycle, then there are certain rules or tips, if you will, that you might find useful. When purchasing an item as big, lovable and expensive as a motorcycle, it's important to understand exactly what you're buying and that you're getting your money's worth. Though some of the instructions below could be of assistance when looking at new motorcycles, you will find them to be most helpful when participating in the task of buying a used one!Read More »
While you might think the above quote describes women as passengers on motorcycles, truth is more women are actually owning motorcycles for their own riding purposes. In fact, the number of women riders in the U.S. has increased to about 7.2 million of about 27 million overall in 2009, according to a recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council, and this number of female riders is only expected to continue to uptick, especially since more women celebrities are stepping out.Read More »
I often get emails from visitors asking how much their bike is worth. Some simply say, "I have a 1980s Honda, how much is it werth?" This week, Jamie L. sent me a little more comprehensive email, so I thought I would try to help. Jamie wrote:
"I am ready to sell my Harley. It is a 883 100TH ANNIV. It has approx. 4000 miles, garage kept, and has never been in the rain or in an accident. I would like to know what it is worth. Would you give me an idea. It also has added items."
Here are a few ways of finding out what your motorcycle is worth / what your motorcycle's resale value is.
Want to buy an old cafe racer? It may not be a bad idea. Low maintenance When comparing the costs of maintenance of old versus new motorcycles, the differences are clear. New motorcycles will have many additional parts which need ...Read More »
We all know that the Mayans foreshadow our impending doom on December 21th. That is a truth we can’t escape, so buying Christmas presents is for fool and you’d be absolutely mad to even spend a moment thinking how you’d like to ring in 2013. But say for a moment they are wrong. It sounds crazy but just for a moment try to imagine waking up on December 22nd with the sense of endless possibilities and an entire world ripe for the pickin’.
If you were granted a few more decades to roam this little planet of ours, how would you spend it? Okay, those of you with a scooter or motorcycle ownership cramped somewhere in your wallet this post is not meant for you, because then obviously you get it. If you do have your ‘less than four-wheel’ license, and you aren’t a resident of a third-world country, then you understand the need to sacrifice things like traveling in comfort and increased safety just for the thrill of the open road.
So for those of you who were likely forwarded a link to this article by your friend who has a motorcycle or your daughter/son who is trying to justify getting their license this article is for, it’s for you, newb.
It’s exciting for young riders to pass their driving test and get ready to purchase their first motorbike. Part of this entire process will also include obtaining motorbike insurance from websites like http://www.carolenash.com/insurance/. Of all the aspects of getting your first bike, the insurance process can end up being quite expensive. Young drivers are considered to be a high risk group. As such, they have a great probability of being involved in an accident. Insurance companies consider this risk when determining the cost of motorbike insurance. This means higher insurance premiums for young riders. However, this doesn’t mean all is lost. There are some steps young riders can take to help keep their insurance costs down.Read More »
Let's look at how to bargain for a brand new (or even used) motorcycle or scooter from a dealership. We'll start with some general tips and then look at how dealer pricing works.Read More »
This article is a part of our How To Buy Your First Motorcycle series. The previous article looked at how to get your M2 Intermediate motorcycle license. The next article looks at new vs. usedbuying gear, , and how not to get ripped off.
So you're buying your first motorcycle, good for you! You're probably wondering, should I buy new or used? What are the pros and cons? How long before I outgrow a beginner motorcycle? What fits my budget?