Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a motorcycle are:
For motorcycles, 'size' refers mainly to the engine's piston capacity (cc), rather than its height and weight.
The greater the piston capacity, the larger the engine. A 200cc motorcycle has a larger engine than a 100cc machine.
Motorcycles generally fall into one of three categories:
Asking yourself the following questions will help you decide whether a motorcycle is suitable for you.
When you sit on the motorcycle, can you
reach and operate all the controls easily?
Can you hold the motorcycle
upright when you stop?
Can you easily push it in a figure 8?
Can you easily place the
motorcycle on its stand?
Is it the right weight for you?
Generally speaking, you can control a
motorcycle that is up to three times your weight.
Do you have sufficient skill
to control the motorcycle?
Last updated: 10 October 2012