Motorcycle Shopping Detroit MI

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

Motor City Harley-Davidson
(248) 473-7433
34900 Grand River
Farmington, MI

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Bright Powersports
(313) 382-1220
4181 Dix Highway
Lincoln Park, MI
Makes
Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki

Detroit Harley-Davidson, Inc.
(586) 756-1284
25152 Van Dyke
Center Line, AL
Makes
Buell, Harley-Davidson

Dynamic Kawasaki
(586) 445-8100 Phone
17300 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI
 
Dynamic Powersports
(586) 445-8100
17300 E Nine Mile Road
Eastpointe, MI
Makes
Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki

Richards Detroit Yamaha And Kawasaki
(313) 521-7840
12809 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI
 
Harley Davidson Usa Detroit
(586) 756-1284
25152 Van Dyke Avenue
Center Line, MI
 
Bright Power Sports Kawasaki
(313) 382-1220 Phone
4181 Dix Hwy
Lincoln Park, MI
 
Rosenau Powersports
(313) 278-5093
24732 Ford Rd
Dearborn Hts, MI
 
Rosenau Powersports Kawasaki
(313) 278-5000 Phone
24732 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
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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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