The Joy of Owning a Motorcycle
Whether it’s the camaraderie of a group ride on the weekends, gliding through the curves or absorbing the scenery, motorcycling is more than just a way to get from A to B. It’s an exhilarating sense of freedom, a visceral connection to the road and a feeling that can only be experienced.
As a new rider, it’s important to find the right motorcycle for you. The bike you choose will play a critical role in your success as a rider and can make the difference between having a blast out on the open road and constant struggles to figure it all out. Take the time to research bikes, visit a dealership and check out online reviews before making your purchase.
When shopping for a motorcycle, the engine size (measured in cubic centimeters) is an important consideration. Typically, higher CC engines mean more power and speed.
Another crucial part of owning a motorcycle is taking care of it. A regular maintenance routine helps prevent issues that could slow you down or even put you in danger. Check out the Motorcycle Service Manual and be sure to visually inspect your bike before and after every ride.
The AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) is an enormous riding organization that puts on races, rallies and more each year. It also lobbies politicians on behalf of riders and offers roadside assistance. Some riders love the AMA, others don’t.