03 Jul 2023

Choosing the Right Motorcycle for Me, Me and Me

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So you just got your 2B license yeah.. Itching to get on the road but not sure what bike is your poison? Well.. here are five tips to guide you in making the best choice for – YOURSELF

Choosing the Right Motorcycle for Me, Me and Me

    Consider Your Riding Style and Needs

    Firstly, don’t go searching for a bike to match your OOTDs or to impress that chick at work. Ask yourself, are you looking for a daily commuter, a sporty ride, or a versatile all-rounder? Different motorcycles cater to various riding styles, so it’s important to choose one that aligns with your intended use. That said, for commuting in a city like Singapore, you might opt for a nimble and fuel-efficient model. Don’t forget that owning a motorcycle is a commitment guys! If you are looking to do some touring in neighbouring countries, you may want to consider a comfortable and long-distance cruiser.

    Pay Attention to Seat Height and Ergonomics

    Comfort is key when it comes to motorcycling, and the right ergonomics play a crucial role. If you are blessed with great physique then, ok thanks you may stop reading now. For most average sized Asians in Singapore, do consider the seat height and overall geometry of the motorcycle to ensure a comfortable riding position. New riders, especially those with shorter inseams, may find lower seat heights more manageable. It is absolutely ideal to look for a bike that allows you to reach the ground with ease while maintaining a relaxed riding posture. I’m sure you don’t want to look like an awkward duck on a cool machine.

    Weight and Handling Matter

    The weight of the motorcycle can significantly impact its handling, especially for newer riders or more petite riders. Choose a bike with a weight that you can confidently manage, both at rest and in motion. Lighter motorcycles are generally more manoeuvrable, making them ideal for beginners. Pay attention to the centre of gravity, as a well-balanced bike contributes to stability and control, particularly at lower speeds or in tight situations. If you are unsure, go for a test ride! You could also chat up with experienced riders or ask a sales rep to explain more about the motorcycle before buying it.

    Engine Size and Power Output

    While the 2B license restricts riders to motorcycles with a certain engine capacity, there are still variations within this range. Consider the power output of the motorcycle and how it aligns with your skill level and comfort. New riders often benefit from starting with a bike that has a manageable power delivery. Might you prefer an automatic ride like a scooter? Or do you want to keep your hands and legs busy? Additionally, choosing a bike with a smooth and predictable throttle response can enhance your learning experience and confidence on the road.

    Test Ride and Seek Professional Advice

    Before making a final decision, take advantage of test rides offered by dealerships. This hands-on experience allows you to assess the feel and performance of different motorcycles. Pay attention to factors such as acceleration, braking, and overall comfort during the test ride. Additionally, seek advice from experienced riders or professionals who can provide insights based on their own experiences and expertise. Yes my friends, no harm asking a few more questions before forking out a few Ks am I right? Buying a motorcycle is not cheap like buying cai peng you know. Think it through guys! 

    Revving up your very own motorcycle is a personal and exciting step in a new rider’s journey, so don’t rush into it! Consider your riding style, comfort preferences, weight, power output, and seeking expert advice, you can make an informed decision that aligns with all your needs. Enjoy the ride and stay safe!

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