So, you’re in the market for a new motorcycle (and by ‘new,’ I mean ‘new to you,’ not necessarily showroom-fresh). Maybe it’s your first bike ever, or maybe you’re returning to the sport after a hiatus, or maybe you’re simply looking for a change from your previous bike. No matter why you’re looking, welcome! Ask most motorcyclists you know, and chances are good that they’re probably looking, too, even if they just got a new bike yesterday.
One oft-unspoken facet of motorcycling is that once you get into it, you’ll probably keep your eye out for new bikes that interest you on a fairly regular basis. Yes, even if you don’t end up buying them. Looking is fun, and it’s a great way to spur research into bikes you don’t know much about! Pretty soon, you’ll be a walking, talking encyclopedia about your favorite models and facets of motorcycle history.