Motorcycle Shopping Warren MI

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

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

Roseville Yamaha
(586) 859-2600
25838 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI
 
Honda/Suzuki of Warren
(586) 751-1200
30822 Ryan Road
Warren, MI
Makes
Honda, Suzuki, Schwinn

Dynamic Kawasaki
(586) 445-8100 Phone
17300 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI
 
Triumph Detroit
(810) 447-1340
30478 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville, MI
 
Harley Davidson Usa Detroit
(586) 756-1284
25152 Van Dyke Avenue
Center Line, MI
 
Roseville Powersports
(586) 859-2600
25838 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI
Makes
Yamaha, Kymco

Suzuki of Warren
(586) 751-1200
30822 Ryan Rd
Warren, MI
 
Honda Suzuki Of Warren
(586) 751-1200
30822 Ryan Road
Warren, MI
 
Dynamic Powersports
(586) 445-8100
17300 E Nine Mile Rd
Eastpointe, 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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