Motorcycle Shopping Kalamazoo MI

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

1977 Mopeds
248 N Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI

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M & M Motorsports
(269) 381-5800
3825 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
M & M Cycle
(269) 381-5800 Phone
3825 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Life Cycle, LLC
(269) 388-5590
3103 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI
Services
Authorized dealer,Service,Demo Bikes Available

DeVries Sales
(269) 323-2166
10170 Shaver Road
Portage, MI
Makes
Victory, Kymco, Schwinn

TT Motorcycles, Inc.
(586) 468-8100
44335 Groesbeck Highway
Kalamazoo, MI
Services
Ducati Store,Service,Apparel and merchandise,Authorized D16RR Sales & Service Center

M & M Motorsports
(269) 381-5800
3825 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI
Makes
Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki

Life Cycle
(269) 388-5590
3103 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI
Makes
Triumph, KTM, Ducati, Kymco, E-ton, Hyosung

Leaders Marine
(269) 544-2628
8500 W. Main St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Harvey Motors Inc
(269) 657-2913
42800 West Red Arrow Highway
Paw Paw, MI
Makes
Suzuki, Kymco

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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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