If you think that you'd like to take up motorcycle riding, and you want to get a bike to learn, there are a few things you want to think about first. If you don't have a lot of experience on a motorcycle, there are some considerations to make before you make the commitment to purchase a motorcycle.
Learn to Ride
You need to learn to ride before you buy a used bike, and you can rent bikes for lessons. You may find that you are scared, it isn't for you, or that you can't get the hang of it. Once you have learned and you have gotten your motorcycle license, you'll be ready to consider purchasing a bike. There are things you'll want to consider.
You also need to have insurance while you learn to ride, in case someone happens while you are riding. At the end of your training period, you'll have to take a written test, and a driving test.
You don't want to spend a lot of money on a new motorcycle when you are just starting to ride, if you aren't sure if you are going to enjoy riding for a long time. You may decide that riding is fun, but not worth investing in, or that you don't have a lot of time to dedicate to riding and then you are stuck with a new bike. You also may have a few mishaps while you're learning to ride, and you may be less upset about damaging a used bike.
There are many different models of bikes, that all have a different ride. Until you ride more, and you try different bikes, you won't know which bike is going to be best for you, or the most comfortable. Buying a used bike before you spend the money on a new bike allows you to try out different models at a lower cost. You may decide that you want a street glide bike after owning a cruiser, or vice versa.
Owning and riding a motorcycle can be a very fun thing when you take the responsibility seriously, and make sure you are properly trained to ride before you take off on a bike on your own. Look at different models, and test ride different used motorbikes for sale before you decide to make the commitment to actually purchase a motorcycle for yourself, and before you buy something brand new.