Owning a motorbike has been a new enthusiasm and a rapidly growing trend for teenagers over a few decades. Moreover, in countries like Nepal, where cars are said to be owned by working professionals only, the core concepts that draw the youth towards motorbikes are freedom and independence. Also, adventure is not an unfamiliar word for Nepalese youth and what could be more thrilling than riding your bike to tough terrains and Himalayas of Nepal.
To get the best of any motorbike, there are a few things you need to consider such as price range, reliability, the torque and power as well as other specifications. In this article, we will take you through step by step procedure on the things to consider while buying a new motorbike.
1. Know your budget
The first thing you need to consider while buying any motorbike is your budget. The budget you have should comply with the price of motorbike you want to own. It is always recommended to create a checklist, a list of motorbikes that you’re willing to buy and you can further research according to the list.
2. Know your Experience
Your experiences and abilities are the other factors you need to consider while buying a motorbike. We advise you not to go for powerful bikes (more than 200cc) if you’re a newbie in the game. The more time you spent on the bike makes you realize how skilled you are, as a rider. Therefore, go for entry level bikes when you’re a beginner (125cc to 150cc) and as you get the flow and the symphony of ride, you can always opt for the higher-level bikes.
3. Know your Specifications
The next thing is to pick up a bike according to specifications you prefer. The specifications maybe right from the size of bike to the fuel necessities. You need to get a bike with the seat height that goes with your body height so that you can pause and stop at red lights effectively. You need to get a bike with sufficient mileage which goes well with your purse.
Other specifications of motorbike may depend upon the residence you live on and purpose of buying. Some bikes offer you better power and torque that go flawlessly on off-road to your village and there are also scooters for carrying additional luggage and groceries for your home. The other specifications you need to focus on are the tire types, the suspension and other ergonomics of the bike.
4. Know your service provider
Having a bike often comes under your passion, but along with this, you also have to consider some practical things like how you’re going to actually pay for it and what’s the return value. The mode of payment i.e. whether you’re going to pay the full amount at a time or in installments, that all depends upon how strong your bank account it. Also, you need to consider the insurance policy of bike, the maintenance charges, regular servicing charge and also the cost and availability of bike parts and accessories. Keeping all these things in mind, get a bike from the best company that resonates with your financial status now, and in the future.
5. Other things
Now you’ve chosen the perfect bike for you, there’re a few things left you should keep in mind before actually buying it. When you go to the showroom, always check the bike for scratches, if any. The bikes may get them while repeated loading and unloading. Also, check for the correct positions for nuts and bolts as they’re a crucial factor in safety. You do not have to be an expert to check these stuffs and you can even check is the bike has been previously used for test rides or not. The next things are to get a quality certified helmets, a good pair of gloves, backrest, windscreen, custom exhaust and better illuminative lights. All these things can be installed at the time of purchase or maybe added later on.
Buying a new motorbike is not an easy task, especially when you’ve dreamt for it since long and when you want it to be perfect for you. Hope this article helped you a bit in choosing your next beast. Thank you and have a good day!