Being clear about the use we are going to give the vehicle is key to choosing the type of bike and then the brand and reference, otherwise we could make a mistake similar to buying a VHS to play BlueRay movies.
These are the most common types of motorcycles on the market and their uses:
Scooter and Maxiscooter: available from 50 Cubic Centimeters to 650cc normally, they are perhaps the best option for people who are going to buy their first motorcycle, they are comfortable, easy to handle, without mechanical changes or clutch and have a higher level of protection to the legs against side impacts.
Naked: available in all engines, they are called “naked” or naked because they do not have a fairing. They are the predominant motorcycles in the market and tend to be cheaper than their faired counterparts (superbikes). Their main advantage is in their riding position which tends to be predominantly upright and to have a fast access mechanics.
Superbike: Even though there are all types of cylinders, they are motorcycles with fairings to improve their aerodynamics and that is why they tend to come from 300cc upwards, their riding position is focused on lowering the pilot’s center of gravity, not on comfort, so their use is predominantly for sports riding.
Touring and Sport touring: Touring bikes are the most comfortable of all, with engines from 300cc upwards for Sport touring and 1000cc for Touring. They are designed for long and comfortable trips, so they have soft and wide seats and a totally upright driving position, good visual height that allows the driver to be always one step ahead on the road.
Chopper: It is the classic Harley Davidson style, is a low height bike and very comfortable driving positions, are perfect bikes for use on weekends on short trips preferably with limited number of curves because its low height to the ground and wide design make it prone to a slide when tilted a little more than the expected.
Before buying a bike, we must know what for? and how? we want to use it, a bad selection of the type of bike can lead to a negative experience from the first day.
If you want to extend this information and your knowledge, we have put totally free (for the time of quarantine) our Virtual Program of Professionalization for Motorcyclists in which you will be able to learn how to increase the probability of coming out unharmed from a fall, skills and abilities from the hand of Xavi Vallejo (director of Motoescuela, Spain), to know how to choose and how to buy certified protective elements and to evaluate the motorcycles by their technological capacity.
The course contains four modules: basic concepts of road safety, certified personal protection elements, safe vehicles and driving techniques.
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