The Many Varieties of Motorcycles
When shopping for a motorcycle, there are many varieties for you to choose from. In fact,
there are so many different varieties, that it can be difficult to make a choice, especially if
you donít know what you are looking for, or have never owned a motorcycle before.
There are a few general categories that motorcycles are placed into, and hopefully, by
learning about these categories, you will be better able to narrow down your choice.
By far, the most popular variety of motorcycle is called the cruiser. These motorcycles
are great for the novice rider, because they are not difficult to handle on the road, and
tend to be very durable. These motorcycles generally have a standard seat, general handle
bars, nothing fancy, and are comfortable to ride for long periods of time. They are easy to
turn, and donít get difficult to manage, even at high speeds. The only really bad thing
about this variety of motorcycles is that they are pretty heavy, so you will need some
muscle to handle them well.
Many custom motorcycles also fall into the cruiser variety. Choppers and tour bikes are
actually just modified cruiser motorcycles, with some perks and upgrades added here and
there along the way. The tour bike is designed to provide you with the most comfortable
ride, so that you can go miles and miles and never need a break.
Motorcycles that fall into the sport variety are made for speed. These motorcycles are
designed to be fast as lightning, with little thought to the comfort of the rider. These
motorcycles are commonly used for racing, rather than cruising around town. They are
lightweight, which adds to their speed, and can be handled easily, even at those high
The dual-sport variety motorcycle has extremely large wheels, so that it can be ridden on
virtually any surface. Whether you ride to work on the street, or go off roading on the
weekends, this motorcycle can suit both needs equally well.
Many people prefer to purchase off road motorcycles, because of the fact you arenít
required to have a license to ride them. You cannot have them on the road, but they are
great fun when racing on dirt tracks and up and down hills. Off road motorcycles are
more commonly known as dirt bikes.
Once you know which variety of motorcycle will work best for you, your search should
be somewhat easier. You will need to figure out how much money you can afford to pay
for your motorcycle, and arrange financing if you donít have the funds you need already
on hand. Take your time and choose a motorcycle that you can afford, and that will suit
your needs well. Donít forget to purchase your safety gear at the same time, because you
really shouldnít take the risk of riding without it!