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How to Choose the Perfect Motorcycle

Searching for a motorcycle can be overwhelming. There are simply too many options out there! How do you navigate the unending supply of choices before you? Follow our guide of course! Here at Family Powersports of San Angelo, we enjoy making things easier for you. Use our following tips to help you in your quest for the dream motorcycle. When you are ready to look at options, visit us in San Angelo, Texas.

Styles of Riding

Start by envisioning your ideal motorcycle lifestyle. Different types of riding will require different features and specifications. Once you know how you want to use your motorcycle, it’s easier to find a motorcycle that fits.

Maybe you hope to hit the open road and just keep driving. You envision weekend getaways where you ride for hours and end up in a new town. Or maybe you hope to swap out your car with your motorcycle on your commute. You’ll want a touring motorcycle, which are made with comfort as the priority. Enjoy features such as an ergonomic frame, padded seats, and plenty of storage.

Maybe you hope to cruise around the city in style. You want that rumbling beast of a machine you grew up dreaming about. A cruiser motorcycle could be your dream option! These offer the classic motorcycle look with a forward riding position that oozes attitude. They are built to conquer the city streets and offer quick acceleration, high power capacities, and easy handling. They make a great beginner’s motorcycle, but lifelong riders love them too!

Maybe speed is the name of the game for you. You can’t be satiated until you are traveling at top speeds. Motorcycle riding is all about the thrill of the adrenaline rush. A sport bike can be the perfect fit. These are built for the race track, so they offer the best in speed and handling capabilities.


It’s tempting to want the highest powered motorcycle you can afford. But it’s important to keep in mind your riding ability. Newer riders should stick to lower performance motorcycles that are easier to control. Only experienced riders are equipped to handle beasts of machines.

New vs Used

Once you know what type of motorcycle you want, the next big decision is new vs used. A new motorcycle comes at its peak performance without a single scratch. Enjoy warranty projection against manufacturer issues. The downside, of course, is the much higher asking price. A used motorcycle will offer significant savings. But you run the risk of encountering maintenance issues without any warranty protection.

Purchase Options

When you shop for a motorcycle, you have two places to buy from: a private seller or a dealership. A private seller may be cheaper, but it brings plenty of risks. There could be issues with the motorcycle they hide all too well. Or there could be issues they don’t catch. Either way, you could end up with a lower purchasing price, but high repair costs.

Going with a dealership offers plenty of advantages. A dealer inspects each motorcycle before assigning them a price. They can catch any issues and either repair them or make you aware of them. A dealership allows you to check out multiple options in one visit. When you go with private dealers, you’ll need to travel all over town to check out many choices in one day. A dealership is a trusted source you can go to for a fair deal.

A dealership also offers you financing options. Get your motorcycle home sooner by signing up for monthly payments. All you need is a credit score and enough money for a down payment.

Ready to look at motorcycle models? Visit Family Powesports of San Angelo. We offer a range of new and used motorcycles for sale. We are located in San Angelo and proudly serve all of Texas.

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