Motorcycle Shopping Porterville CA

Know what to expect before you go shopping for your first bike.

Sprague's Outdoor Power Center
(559) 782-1955
75 North D Street
Porterville, CA
Makes
Suzuki

Tulare Kawasaki Suzuki
(559) 686-4040
711 West Inyo Avenue
Tulare, CA
 
Tulare Honda
(559) 686-4777
3809 N. Mooney Blvd.
Tulare, CA
Makes
Honda, KTM

Tulare Honda Seadoo K T M
(559) 686-4777
3809 N. Mooney Blvd.
Tulare, CA
 
Garton Tractor & Kawasaki
(559) 686-0054 Phone
4780 S K St
Tulare, CA
 
Exeter Mercantile & Kawasaki
(559) 592-2121 Phone
258 E Pine St
Exeter, CA
 
Tulare Kawasaki
(559) 686-4040 Phone
711 W Inyo Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Tulare Suzuki
(559) 686-4040
711 W Inyo Avenue
Tulare, CA
Makes
Suzuki

Tulare Suzuki
(559) 686-4040
711 W Inyo Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Fun2Go Motorsports
(800) 386-2462
7556 Garden Grove Boulevard
San Clemente, CA

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Not to belabor the obvious, but if you've never owned a motorcycle, promise yourself that you'll look into one of the 1,500 rider courses offered by the Motorcycle Safely Foundation.  A lot can happen when you're riding a motorcycle and some of it's not good. So take the time to learn how to ride it right. You'll find more information on safety courses at msf-usa.org.

Decide What You Want

As you probably know, there are any number of different types of motorcycles: touring, cruiser, sport, standard, dual purpose, motocross and enduro bikes.

Whichever you choose, there are a number of things to consider when shopping for a bike.

1. Does it fit?  Sit on it and see if the seat height is right. Ideally, you should be able to straddle the bike with both feet flat on the floor with your knees slightly bent.

2. Is it too heavy?  If you were to drop the bike, could you pick it up yourself?  Can you balance it when stopped?

3. Is it reliable?  Here you'll want to do some homework and do some Internet research. In addition, ask friends who own bikes about their maintenance costs, performance problems and their overall satisfaction. 

4. Does it have what you need?  Again, do your homework. Decide what you're going to need in terms of engine size, fuel tank capacity, accessories, etc. In short, don't overdo it. Don't get carried away with a bunch of bells and whistles and end up with a bike that costs too much and has features you'll never use....


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