Picture this: You’ve been considering purchasing a motorcycle for a while now, and the time has come. Rather than running to the nearest dealership, you should research what you’re getting yourself into. If you’re unsure where to start, we got you covered! This blog will highlight some key items you should consider before making the big purchase.
Just like purchasing a car, you’re required to go through some training to get behind a bike.
In both Kansas and Missouri, you’re required to take a test on driving laws and safe riding practices before you can obtain a Class M license. Although a safety course is not required, it is highly encouraged.
Unlike safety courses, insurance is required in both states. You should always include insurance in your budget if you’re in the process of picking out a bike. Be sure to read through your insurance plan thoroughly to ensure you’re protected if an accident happens while on the road.
Before any big purchase, you should do your research. Be sure to learn more about what brand of bike you buy, like its power, where you can get it serviced, and where you can find parts in case something goes wrong. Preparing yourself with information on the bike ahead will save you hours of research in the future.
Know Your Body and Bike
You do not want to purchase a bike that’s uncomfortable for you. Suppose you’re unable to plant your feet while on the bike; it’s most likely too big for you. Aim to purchase something you can balance easily on. Be sure the bike it’s too heavy for you either—this can turn deadly if you can’t control your bike.
We want you to have a safe time on the road, but unfortunately, accidents do happen. If you find yourself injured at the fault of someone else, we recommend you call our motorcycle accident attorneys here at DiPasquale Moore. We offer free, no-risk consultations available to you 24/7 at our multiple locations in Kansas and Missouri.
Call us at (816) 888-7500 or visit our Contact Us page to get started on your free consultation.