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What Do You Look For In A Bike?

Ben Gribbin

Ben Gribbin

September 25, 2018

Award winning automotive writer with experience rebuilding Land Rovers.


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When it comes to buying a bike, we all have our preferences. That’s what makes us all great. If we all liked the same things, the world would only ever be full of the same kind of bikes. So having an opinion and taste is cool. Things that you look for in a bike won’t be what everyone looks for, but they will help you to choose the right make and model. So, ask yourself, what is it that you really look for in a bike?


One of the first things that many people look for in a bike, is the history. Maybe you love the branding and the notoriety of the bike that you’re looking at. Is the brand one that you’ve loved for a long time? Do you love the status that goes with the bike? Because this can be a huge factor in making your decision.


Next up, there’s the look. Because for a lot of people, it’s only ever going to be about how the bike looks. So think about what kind of shape you want and even want kind of model you’re looking for.


Or maybe the thing that matters the most to you is the performance of the bike? When that’s the case, you might like to think about making some key modifications. Your bike may not performa that incredibly right now. But take a look at the six mods that improve motorcycle performance in the infographic below.

Infographic Design By Solomotoparts

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