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Choosing Your First Motorcycle

From scenic rides along the coastline to zipping around city streets, right through to weekend rides with groups, the benefits of owning and riding a motorcycle are many. If you are interested in swapping your car for a motorcycle as your full-time vehicle or are looking to add another vehicle to your garage, Ace Hi Oil has a post to help you get started on the road to owning and riding a motorcycle.

Riding Lessons

The best place to start is with riding lessons. The access to a range of learner vehicles at the rising school can be a great benefit to helping you find and decide on the right bike for you. Each time you attend a new lesson, choose a new bike. Speak with the instructors and ask for their advice on which might be the most suitable for you. If there is any information available about motorcycle groups, give it a read. Motorcycle groups can be a great way for beginners to get experience with friendly riders who have been in the same position.

Do Your Homework

The internet is going to be your biggest tool when finding a motorcycle. The biggest benefit will be comparing makes and models side-by-side. In addition to this, keep your eyes open for any recurring complaints or issues that arise. Through your research, you will likely come across recurring complaints about a certain model causing specific problems. These are often the best signs to avoid a particular model of motorcycle

Consider Your Power Needs

One of the biggest mistakes that a new rider will make is to buy the most powerful bike they can afford. Instead, consider your actual needs based on your current experience and expected bike requirements. This is the best way to get the most out of your money, including minimizing unnecessary gas costs. If you have any money leftover, you can use any remaining money to make adjustments to your new ride or to help cover the cost of safety gear.

Safety Gear

If you can't afford safety gear, you can't afford to ride. It's that simple. The base items you are going to need are a helmet, riding jacket, riding pants, riding boots, and gloves. It can be tempting to simply wear a pair of jeans and a leather jacket. However, neither of these have been purpose designed to protect your body in an accident. Head to a motorcycle store and get the right equipment. When choosing your equipment, don't just buy the most expensive or most fashionable items you see. Speak with the experts at the store and choose the items which are best suited and best fitted to your needs.


The time and money you spend on your bike continue after you've bought it. Consider the type of maintenance that each bike you are considering will need. Take into account items such as the frequency, level of skilled mechanic required, along with the availability of replacement parts. If you are having trouble finding the information you need online, speak with your local mechanic and get their advice on which bikes they see costing the most with maintenance. When performing your own maintenance, be sure that you use only the best products for your specific ride. Speak with Ace Hi Oil by calling (888) 459-9958 and ask about the range of engine lubricants available for your new ride.


On top of ongoing maintenance, you are likely to want insurance. Speak with a few agencies about the different engine criteria which determine the cost of your monthly payments and benefits. If you are deciding between two bikes, this could determine your choice.

Does It Fit?

Of course, this is all conjecture unless you can actually ride the bike. Take your time to give it a thorough test. Consider how comfortable the seat height is, how well (and safely) you can reach the bars and control the bike, along with whether the weight distribution is a problem while stationary. Remember that a bike is an investment, so pay attention to how well it feels to ride. Many riders become distracted by features or power that they end up buying a bike they can't comfortably or safely ride.

Use AMSOIL Motorcycle Products

New or old, the engine in all bikes can feel the benefits of a synthetic oil change. Once you've chosen your ride, speak with an expert at Ace Hi Oil by calling (888) 459-9958 and ask about the right engine lubricant for your model. If you prefer, check out the online store for additional information.

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