At last, summer is here, and there is only one thing in your mind. It’s been lingering at the back of your head for quite some time now. All you want is to feel the wind brush your face as you barrel through town or down in the country side. You have already saved up enough money to buy a sports bike to have these feelings in their entirety. But, there are hundreds of models to choose from. You had one in mind, but you get to the store, and you feel like leaving with all of them. I know how it feels and that is why I think this guide will serve you well. The following are some few things you need to know before you cash in.
The Actual Cost Of Ownership
Buying a sports bike is not only about the purchase price, and then you are done. There are a variety of other important factors that you need to take into consideration as well. For instance, even though the fuel consumption of a sports bike is awesome, there is not telling when the prices are going to hike. Furthermore, there are even times when the prices of the bikes themselves sky rocket as well. Therefore, you need to know these few factors and weigh them out to know what model is best suited for you.
The bike price is dependent on model and performance. Therefore, you need to evaluate just how much you are willing to spend and look for models in that price range. As said earlier, you need to ensure that you do not go buying when the process are on the roof. Target sell off season, when things are being insanely discounted.
This is usually the boring part. There are a lot of insurance packages out there and choosing one that fits can be cumbersome. However, if you have descent driving records and are from a place with less theft rate of the model you want to buy, then you are likely to get a good insurance package. All in all, be ready to spend money here.
Equipment And Maintenance
This is yet another expense that you need to be aware of. The amount of money that you dish out here is dependent on model and frequency of use. If the bike is a high end brand, then you can bet it’s going to cost you like crazy to repair and maintain. On the other hand, if you are going to use the bike more frequent, then you should also be ready to handle the charges of maintaining it. Some of the things that you will need to change and spend on include the following:
- Sport bike tires
- Spark plug
- Belt replacement
- Valve adjustment
- Oil changes
- Chain maintenance
As you can see, there is more to buying a bike than just taking it off the store and going home. You need to weigh all the above factors and find a model that is friendly to your budget.
Our Guest poster this week is Tobias Kleiner, he has created many guest posts in the sporting industry and is a frequent writer for sites all over the net’s portfolio includes buying guides for different sites including www.kayakerguide.com and many others related to the industry