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Taking the Plunge: Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Motorcycle

Posted on: January 29, 2016 by Aegis General

As most riders are aware, riding and owning a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience. Whether it is a new hobby or a lifelong passion, motorcycle ownership can be incredibly rewarding. However, before deciding to make the first bike purchase, there are some safety considerations to be made that should be shared with clients. In addition, these vehicles need to be protected with a Motorcycle Insurance Program.

Be Reasonable about Ability

While it may be tempting to purchase a powerful bike, experts recommend sticking to a motorcycle that is under 600cc, so riders are able to become comfortable and practice on a relatively safe bike. Then, once the rider has gained more experience, a faster bike can be appreciated more.

Consider Needs

Riders should consider how the bike will be used as it relates to the riding experience. For example, a sleek looking bike that is not the most comfortable might appeal to riders who plan on using the bike leisurely or on weekends. Or, if the bike will be the primary mode of transportation, comfort will most likely hold priority.

Pick a Suitable Bike

While this may seem obvious, bikes come in dramatically different shapes and sizes, and so does the human body so it recommended that buyers take the bike for a spin and see how it rides prior to purchasing, says About Autos.

Weigh the Options

Choose a motorcycle that won’t lose its thrill. However, it is important not to make a rash decision in the heat of the moment, as well. A practical bike that suits the rider, one that is certified by qualified mechanic, and is economic for the buyer is ideal. As motorcycle purchases are often guided by passion more than necessity, it is important to find one that is well suited to the rider.

At Aegis General Insurance Agency, we offer a variety of options to safeguard motorcycle owners including collision, damage, vandalism, and more. We invite you to learn more about our programs by contacting our specialists today at (855) 399-0966.

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