Motorcycle Shopping Syracuse NY

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

Performance Harley-Davidson
(315) 471-1157
807 N. Geddes Street
Syracuse, NY
Makes
Harley-Davidson

Sport Mann Suzuki Honda
(315) 458-8974
6225 East Taft Road
Syracuse, NY
 
Sport-Mann Suzuki
(315) 458-8974
6225 E Taft Rd
North Syracuse, NY
 
Preferred Powersports Kawasaki
(315) 699-2592 Phone
8932 Brewerton Rd
Brewerton, NY
 
Ingles Performance
(315) 598-7422
413 Besaw Rd
Phoenix, NY
 
Edge Tech
(315) 445-2352
2804 Eire Blvd E
Syracuse, NY
 
Sport-Mann Suzuki
(315) 458-8974
6225 E Taft Rd
North Syracuse, NY
Makes
Honda, Suzuki

Destiny Motorsports
(315) 484-7433
1086 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY
Makes
Triumph, Schwinn

Preferred Powersports Of Syracuse
(315) 699-2592
8932 Brewerton Rd (Rte 11)
Brewerton, NY
 
JC Enterprises
(315) 475-7391
130M Remington Ave
Syracuse, 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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