Motorcycle Shopping Flagstaff AZ

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

Northland Motorsports
(928) 526-7957
4308 E Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Northland Mtrsprts Kawasaki
(928) 526-7959 Phone
4308 E Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson
(928) 774-3896
I-40
Bellemont, AZ
Makes
Harley-Davidson, Buell

Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson
(928) 774-3896
Old Hwy 66, Exit 185 I-40
Bellemont, AZ
 
Arizona Eaglerider
(928) 284-3983
6560 Hwy 179 Suite 100
Sedona, AZ

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Northland Motorsports
(928) 526-7959
4308 E US Highway 66
Flagstaff, AZ
 
TD Classic Motorcycles LLC
(928) 773-8668
3122 E RTE 66
Flagstaff, AZ
Makes
Victory

Grand Canyon Harley Davidson
(928) 774-3896
West Highway 66
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Eaglerider
(408) 970-1329
2945 Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ

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MCTours LLC
(480) 970-5530
3007 N 73rd St
Scottsdale, AZ

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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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