With the snow gone and the weather warming up, it’s finally starting to feel like motorcycle season again. That also means it’s the perfect time to answer the call of the open road and buy that motorcycle you’ve always wanted. It can be intimidating at first, but with the right approach, getting started riding motorcycles can be simple, safe, and enjoyable. It also helps to know what you’re getting yourself into when you decide to actually take the plunge.
The process itself is a lot like getting a driver’s license and buying your first car, but back when you were getting your driver’s license, you had your parents there to tell you what to do. A lot of people who are looking to start riding don’t even know a rider who they can ask for advice and guidance. With that in mind, I’ve broken down the process into seven steps. It’s more of an overview than a detailed guide, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what you’re getting yourself into and what you need to do to get started.