Motorcycle Shopping Sedona AZ

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

Arizona Eaglerider
(928) 284-3983
6560 Hwy 179 Suite 100
Sedona, AZ

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Cottonwood Motor Sports Kawasaki
(928) 646-7009 Phone
2550 S Union Dr
Cottonwood, AZ
Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson
(928) 204-0020
320 N. Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ
(408) 970-1329
2945 Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ

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Extreme Arizona
(480) 488-8529
6061 E. Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
atv, quad, 4 wheeler, jetski, watercraft, pwc, motorcycle, dirtbike

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Cottonwood Mtr Sports Kawasaki
(928) 646-7009
2550 South Union Drive
Cottonwood, AZ
Cottonwood MotorSports
(928) 646-7009
2550 Union Dr
Cottonwood, AZ

(888) 308-5995
1215 N. Scottsdale Rd
Tempe, AZ

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

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Steel Eagles Motorcycles Rentals
(480) 834-6686
1516 W. Main St
Mesa, 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

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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