Motorcycle Shopping Bronx NY

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

Westchester Mopeds and repair
(914) 592-8919
55 S Stone Ave
Elmsford, NY

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Image Rent A Car Newark
(718) 771-6666
510 Rt 1 SO. & 9
Newark, NJ

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Shelby's Powersports
(718) 828-8599
1444 Commerce Ave
Bronx, NY
 
Vespa Bronx
(718) 654-3300
3522 Webster Ave
Bronx, NY
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Piaggio, Vespa

Super Bike Plus
(718) 401-0624
653 Bruckner Blvd - Ste A
Bronx, NY
 
Image Rent A Car Uniondale
(718) 771-6666
101 James Doolittle Blvd
Uniondale, NY

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Cycle Depot
(718) 319-2500
2028 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY
 
Shelby'S Powersports Kawasaki
(718) 828-8599 Phone
1370 Blondell Ave
Bronx, NY
 
Cycle World
(718) 828-8599
1370 Blondell Ave
Bronx, NY
 
4 Aces Motorsports Plus
(718) 325-4840
3530 Noel Ave
Bx, NY
 
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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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