Ah, the call of the wild, wind streaming through your hair, Route 66, Peter Fonda... so you are thinking about buying a motorcycle.
Putting aside the romantic vision of freedom from responsibility and the open road, buying a motorcycle is serious business and requires serious thinking before you sign on the dotted line. You have determined you want a motorcycle. How do you go about determining the best product for you and your needs and desires?
As in most purchases, you need to determine use and cost. But with a motorcycle you also need to factor in your proficiency behind the handlebars.
Read all you can about the general type of motorcycle you want. There are motorcycle magazines specializing in every niche market you can imagine. Determine the general category of motorcycle you are considering purchasing.