Motorcycle Shopping Visalia CA

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

Fifty 1 Fifty Kustomz
(559) 740-0150
421 E Willow Ave
Visalia, CA
 
Groppetti Automotive Family Indian Motorcycle
(559) 627-4444
730 East Mineral King Avenue
Visalia, CA
 
GA Motorsports Vespa Visalia
(559) 635-8544
730 Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA
Makes
Piaggio, Vespa

Sanders Motorsports
(559) 733-8585
2036 E Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA
 
Sanders Motorsports
(559) 733-8585
2036 E. Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA
Makes
Honda, Suzuki, Schwinn

Visalia Harley-Davidson, Inc.
(559) 733-4647
30681 Highway 99
Visalia, CA
Makes
Harley-Davidson

Cycle Gear #56
(559) 749-0667
2226 S Mooney Blvd - Ste ''A''
Visalia, CA
 
MDC Innovations, Inc.
(559) 739-7866
1526 E Main Street #D
Visalia, CA
Makes
Vento

D And E Yamaha
(559) 732-5912
1745 East Mineral King Avenue
Visalia, CA
 
D & E Motorsports
(559) 732-5912
1745 E Mineral King Dr
Visalia, 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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