When it comes to motorcycles and deciding what type of bike is right for you, there are a variety of different bike styles to choose from. If you are an experienced rider you probably already know the difference between bike styles. For those of you that are new to motorcycles or looking to buy your first bike our guide may help you!
Different Styles of Motorcycles
- Standard Bike- This is probably one of the best options for a new rider. Why? Standard bikes have an upright riding position, standard size engine, they are very user friendly and are easy to operate for new riders
- Dual Sport- Can be driven on or off road. These bikes are equipped with a high center of gravity so that they are easier to handle when off road. They have high seats, smaller engines lightweight frames and are also a great choice for new riders
- Cruiser- Most people think of Harley Davidson’s when they think of a cruiser! These bikes have twin V-engines, offer a low, leaned back riding position, with high handlebars. These bikes are not suggested for new riders or those who want to ride at higher speeds for a long amount of time.
- Touring- These bikes are designed for riders that want to go long distances. They have bigger engines, fuel tanks and storage compartments. With their comfortable upright seating they offer an enjoyable long distance ride. Because of the size and often higher cost of these bikes they are recommended for the seasoned biker.
- Sport Touring- This is a hybrid of a sport and touring bike. It offers a lighter frame like that of a sports bike but has the storage capacity of a touring bike. With relaxed seating it makes for a comfortable ride
- Sports Bike- This bike is designed to handle high speeds and acceleration. With it’s high performance engine, lightweight frame and longer handlebar reach, it does great at handling high speeds in the wind.
Whatever bike that you may choose to start with or perhaps upgrade to, its always best to make sure that the fit is right for you and your level of riding expertise. It is also advised should you just be starting out on your motorcycle journey that you take a class or read up on the do’s and don’ts of owning and driving a motorcycle. It is important that you are comfortable on your bike and that you feel comfortable handling in when out on the road. That being said it is best to start with a bike that will help you ease into the art of riding a motorcycle. These machines can be quite dangerous if not operated properly and with all safety precautions adhered too!