So, after weeks of riding, it seems that something is off with your bike. What seems to be your dream bike is now turning into a nightmare being uncomfortable to ride, too heavy to maneuver and God knows what issues it may have in the future. Rather than enjoying the ride, you start to worry that you’ll get into an accident due to the simple reason that the motorbike is hard to control. Eventually, you come to a realization to get rid of it.
Don’t worry, this happens only to those who rush to buying their motorbike and has not put much thought about the process. So to ensure that you will make the right decision, get your modem router combo, plug the internet in and do some research. Speaking of research, the following can give you a heads-up!
It is vital for any rider to try mounting on the bike first. This helps in checking the seat height and how do you think it would fair as you drive it on roads. Despite the fact that they’re now dominating the sales chart, there are a lot of off-road motorcycles and other adventure bikes that are taller and requiring longer legs to have effective balancing.
As much as possible, buy a motorcycle with the right ride height which lets you easily put your feet on the ground while you are seated for you may have to tip-toe and perform one-foot balancing as you hit city traffic.
Clutch Lever and Brake
Once again, not all hands are the same and are also blessed with powerful grip. You have to check whether the levers are soft and smooth to operate. This is due to the reason that some levers are positioned farther from handle grips while some are designed to be closer.
Foot Peg Position
This one will largely depend on the motorbike’s classification. There are some foot pegs that are actually designed to be lean a bit forward, rearward or middle. Race bikes on the other hand have foot pegs that are positioned to be a bit rearward while touring bikes or cruises have theirs forward. For any buyers out there, you have to adapt to the riding style depending on the peg position for optimal comfort and uncompromised safety.