How to Pick a Motorcycle

Learn how to pick a motorcycle in this Howcast motorcycle video with expert Kenyon Kluge.

Transcript

My name is Kenyon Kluge. I'm from Santa Cruz, California. I'm a team owner and rider for K Squared Racing. I'm also the team manager and rider for Zero Motorcycle Racing. If you want to find out more information about me you can look at my website, ksquaredracing.com or for more information on Zero Motorcycles go to zeromotorcycles.com. And now I'm going to talk to you about motorcycles. How to choose a motorcycle: Picking a motorcycle can be kind of a confusing thing and somewhat overwhelming for people at first. So here's a couple of quick guidelines for how you should go about picking your motorcycle. At first, you should pick one that is appropriately sized for you and for your size, which is physically not too heavy as well as not too powerful for your riding ability. You should pick something that you can easily handle, you're gonna have fun and learn on. There's a lot of good bikes out there For beginner bikes from 250 four strokes. They are really good for smaller people. They are ton of great 600s out there that are really rider friendly. So, decide about the size you are gonna get both power wise and physically. And then decide what style is best for you whether you like sport bike or super motor bike. Just a standard upright bike or like a trooper or cruiser style of motorcycle. Cosmetically you should pick something that doesn't look the greatest right away. Chances are that, in a parking lot, you are going to drop it or rub it up against something in the first few months that you are riding. So don't be afraid to get something that doesn't look great but rides well. Also, don't be afraid to get something that's not too expensive. If you are jsut choosing your motorcycle that's your first motorcycle and I think your needs are going to change after you've been riding for 6 months to a year. So you might not want the same type of bike you picked originally. So don't pick something too expensive, something that you can trade in and move to something that's more desirable after you gain some experience after some time on the bike.

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