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Buying Guide: How to Buy a Motorcycle(Motorbike)
Buying Guide: How to Buy a Motorbike; Motorcycle buying tips; motorcycle buying guide
Are you ready to buy a motorcycle? Motorbikes are generally called as bikes which runs with help of Petrol. It is important to gather some information before buying a new bike. Motorcycle Buyers are always suggested to look at the "needs" rather than "wants" to have an effective purchase and definitely this article will help to buy your dream bike.
Primary things to know*
What does cc Means? CC stands for Cubic Centimeter and indicates the chamber volume of Engine. Size of an engine increases with respect to CCs. If you are buying your first bike, then I suggest you to go for bikes of not more than 150cc because, it is dangerous to buy higher cc bikes without having good experience in lower cc bikes.
Disc BrakesDisc brakes are generally considered superior than an ordinary brakes by its stylish look. The performance of Disk Brake would be better even in wet weather. Further, Disk Brake adds a little weight to your bike. In bikes, Disk Brake is generally spun along its front wheel. As I said before, you should go for disc brakes, only when you have good experience in it.
SilencerSilencer is a piece fixed along the right side and vital to the well being and economy of the vehicle. Don't buy a bike without Silencer. It may cause some effect on your bike & cause it some damage because of its noise. "Silencer" itself has meaning of "sound control" and preventing pollution.
Note:You may burn your leg or ankle to your bike silencer, so wear a plastic cover pad upon your silencer. Also fix a sieve pad on engine which prevents the particles from front wheel strike the engine.
Sound Horns There are plenty of horn sounds available in bike shops. Choose a one that fits you. You can set some woofers along with your horn speakers which will boom your horn sound. However these activities will greatly reduce your battery life. Avoid too much noisy horns. Now-a-Days, Traffic polices are alarmed to capture the riders who have such a noisy horns in their bikes. I suggest you to don't wear multi speakers on your bike, as it will be obstacles for your comfort while on riding. Ordinary circle speaker is good enough.
Electric StarterAll recent bikes are having self starter(electric starter) now a days. When you press start button on your right handle bar, your bike engine starts by consuming some energy from your bike battery. You can also have the option of old kick starter attached on your motor bike engine.
Digital Speedometer In recent years, most of the new bike comes with Digital display speedometer. By this display, you can view km/h (kilometer per hour), Fuel quantity and Gear level in which you are moving your bike. There are also some bikes that have both Digital and Ordinary needle speedometer like TVS jive, TVS Sports etc.
Secondary Things to Consider before Buying a Motorcycle Here are some important things to consider before you buy Your First Motorcycle. The most common mistake among peoples is to purchase a bike with more performance than they can handle. Never choose a bike with an engine larger than 150cc. Practicing on a slower bike will make you a better rider. After you gained some experience, you can upgrade a faster bike.
Consider your needsConsider your individual needs when selecting a bike based on how you will be using your bike. Motor bikes have become increasingly specialized in recent years. Once you have a better idea of what you want, take a look at your nearest leading Motorcycles Showroom. Bikes are differing in size and shape. Choose a one according to your wish and ask the retailer to explain its complete features and performance. Go for less weighted motorbikes if you want to handle your bike easily.
Inspect/Test DriveNotice weather the seat is comfortable, Handlebars are comfortable and knees rest neatly on either side of After selected your bike, sit on it and go for the things of what you know about a bike. It's a good idea to do all your tests in one morning or afternoon. If you don't know anything about bike then it is necessary to take a friend who is well known and familiar with bikes. In addition to that, you need to check the tires, the brakes, the electrical, the hoses, the switches, the gears, etc. If you never ride before then ask your friend to ride it over a street and get his opinion. Don't be afraid to negotiate the price after you check out everything.
Estimate the ExpensesIf you buy a motorcycle from a Showroom, you will be required to have insurance before that bike leaves the dealer's hands. Always get your Motorcycle insured as soon as possible after you buy. You also need to buy a quality helmet, gloves and other extra fittings to your bike. So, estimate these expenses and add it to your budget.
Price Comparison Visit two three dealers and get the multiple price list. By now, you should have a good idea of the average selling price for that particular model. Check the several versions of the model and bargain. Buying a Motorcycle on winter season is a smart method because sales are slow and dealers are trying to clear the last year's stock in low costs. Also search the prices of bikes in internet.
How to Pay After check out everything, you have to decide how you are going to pay for the motorcycle. You will have the option of buying the bike by (i) Spot Cash payment and (ii) Finance the bike. Dealers will finance the bike with you over a period of 12 up to 60 months, and sometimes up to 72 months. Interest on motorcycles is higher than on car, so ask the details of interest and analyze two or three times. I suggest spot payment option as installments option needs extra cash than actual cost of the bike. If you are a government employer of India, then you can buy a bike with 0% interest. To claim, you have to go along with your identity card proof. Contact your nearest dealer for further information.
Top ten motorcycle companiesHere is the top list of motorcycle companies sorted by its Rank. Choose a brand among these will give a standard life for your vehicle.
Suggested Bikes for INDIANS
Hero HondaHero Honda is well known for its good standard. In 2009-2010 itself, 46,00,130 units of two-wheelers had been sold. You can count the number of bikes that passes over a road or street by which you can obtain a result of Hero Honda is used by most riders. Hero Honda's Splender+ and Passion Pro are the primary and most sold bikes and their price ranges from Rs. 40,000 to 50,000.
List of Models available under Hero Honda
•Glamour PGM FI
Pros:1)Good Life, 2)Hero Honda reliability, 3)Real Time Mileage Indicator (RTMI), 4)Stylish Disc Brakes and 5)Good Resale Value.
Cons: 1)Lacks stylish Look, 2)Fuel injection Service Centers are lesser and 3)average mileage per liter
BajajBajaj is a great second largest seller of motor vehicle and a trust worthy company by its service support. Pulsar is a stylish bike which brings such a good name to its company. Its spare parts are available widely almost in all local shops. All Bajaj bikes are good mileage provider. You can expect more than 100kmpl (kilometer per liter) from Every Bajaj Bikes. Bajaj bikes are not only in India, but also exported to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri-lanka, Pakistan etc.
List of Bikes available Under Bajaj
•Avenger 220 DTS-i
•Pulsar 130 LS*
•Pulsar 220 DTS-i
•Pulsar 180 DTS-i
•Pulsar 150 DTS-i
•Ninja 250 R*
( * indicates new arrival)
Pros:1)Engine performance of Bajaj Bikes is pretty impressive, 2)Great fuel efficiency (nearly 110kmpl), 3)Also have both self start and kick start option
Cons1)All Bajaj bikes have less Resale value when compare to Hero Honda, 2)The gear box of Bajaj bikes may not much smooth, 3)Spares are very costly.
New to Gear Bikes? If you are new to Gear Bikes, then Buy TVS Jive India's First Automatic clutch less Tension free bike. Tvs Jive comes with four gear tmatic innovative technology and you can move this bike at any gear. It features Electric Starter, Needle Odometer,4 Gear function and Automatic Clutch. Jive provides nearly 70KMPL When being new. Its Anti-Stall Mechanism makes smooth riding on lower Gears and controls shifting off of engine.Test Drive TVS Jive Tmatic today and live your Life Tension Free.
Specification: •110Cc Engine
• Four Gear Tmatic Technology
• Automatic Clutch
• Electric Start
• Net Weight : 111Kg
• 12 Litres Fuel Capacity Tank
• MRP: Rs. 41,000/- Indian Rupee (INR)
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|Author: Roshin K.P 30 Jan 2011||Member Level: Gold Points : 0|
Very Good Article.
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