Deciding on a Motorcycle

Several types of motorcycles exist, but it depends on your skill level and personal preference, which one is the best. Knowing the difference between the various types of bikes will help you make a decision about which one you’d prefer. No matter what type of street bike you choose, it requires insurance from a company like Alliance Insurance Services serving Arvada, CO, and the surrounding area. 

Standard Bike 

A standard bike doesn’t offer all the bells and whistles. It keeps the rider in a more upright position, which feels more like a natural sitting position. Typically, a standard bike is less expensive than other types of bikes. It’s best suited for new riders because if an incident should occur and it accrues a few knicks from laying it down, you won’t be as upset. 

Touring Bike 

A touring bike is designed for long-distance rides. If you plan on taking your bike site seeing or want to enjoy long, leisurely rides, these motorcycles are the most comfortable. Touring bikes have larger engines, higher fuel tank capacities, more storage space and extra wind and weather protection. These bikes tend to be larger and keep you in a more natural sitting position. They’re easier to handle than a cruiser, but they’re not the best for beginners. 

Sports Bike 
Sports bikes are compact motorcycles that are designed for speed. Usually, a sports bike has a light body, high-performance engine and better braking and suspension. These bikes have easier handling, more aerodynamic features, and higher foot pegs. The power and speed of these bikes make them less fuel efficient than most bikes. 

Sports Touring Bike 
A sport touring bike has less weight than a touring bike but still has the same storage space as one. They handle turns and curves more like a sports bike, though. 

Cruiser Motorcycle
Cruiser motorcycles, also known as choppers, are usually custom bikes. You’re placed in a stretched forward position. Usually, the handlebars are positioner up high. You don’t usually have to shift as much with a cruiser. Less ground clearance, means these bikes are harder to handle around curves. 

Whichever bike you choose needs insurance, and Alliance Insurance Services, serving Arvada, CO and the surrounding area, can help. Contact us today at 303-431-9351 to get a quote.