Motorcycle Shopping East Amherst NY

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

Don George's Sports Center
(716) 759-6837
10295 Main Street
Clarence, NY
Bob Weaver Motorsports
(716) 693-1500
3400 Niagra Falls Blvd
N Tonawanda, NY
American Harley Davidson Inc
(716) 695-7986
1149 Erie Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY
Ray Laks Motor Sports
(716) 206-2400
4303 Walden Ave
Lancaster, NY

Buell Of Buffalo
(716) 832-7159
3411 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Don George's Sports Center
(716) 759-6837
10295 Main Street
Clarence, NY
Yamaha, Suzuki

American Harley-Davidson
(716) 692-7200
1149 Erie Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY
Harley-Davidson, Buell

Buck's Motorsports
(716) 542-5855
13090 Main Rd. (Rte. 5)
Akron, NY
Triumph, Piaggio, Vespa, Can-Am

Western New York Cycle
(716) 625-6111
6695 Transit Rd
Lockport, NY
Hebeler's Sales & Service
(716) 625-8744
6466 Main Rd
Pendleton, NY
Kawasaki, Suzuki

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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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