There’s a lot of information out there if you are just getting into riding and it can be hard to decide what to listen to. So, we’ve put together a list of our top resources to help get you started.
Step #1: Figure out what you want to ride
If you’ve never been on a bike before, it can be hard to decide what you want – so take your time and check out all your options. These three articles should give you a good place to start – and then once you have your license, you can actually go test ride some of these bad boys.
Step #2: Keep your noggin covered – and find other gear you’ll need
While some of this other gear might be optional – helmets definitely aren’t. They also aren’t cheap. So pick one you like and plan to be happy with for a while. Web Bike World’s reviews are thorough – but if you are looking for other gear – gloves, pants, etc. – you can’t go wrong with the article from Best Beginning Motorcycles.
Step #3: Get trained & learn the laws
Motorcycle laws are different in every state (and there are some strange ones that exist) – and you’ll want to be educated when you head out on the road. Study up and take a course to make sure you feel comfortable.
Step #4: Check out local clubs
Once you’re educated and outfitted – find other riders in your area. The dealership you purchased your ride from may have some groups, but if not – look for local meetups to help you get going in the community.
We hope this helps get you started – and cuts out some of the noise of the Internet. You can’t go wrong learning how to ride. It actually IS as fun as it’s cracked up to be.