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Which motorcycles should I be looking at?

Asked by blakemasnor (317points) May 2nd, 2009

I’m interested in getting a bike but I don’t know what kind, or what brands would be best for me. Durability is of great importance. I’d need a little space though I’m a pretty light packer, a side car maybe? I’ll be living traveling long distances frequently. Any brands or bikes that come to mind?

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EnzoX24's avatar

My dad bought a Harley Super Glide a few years back and has had absolutely no problems with it.

Dog's avatar

I strongly reccomend that you take a MSF course before buying.

At the MSF course you will get a chance to ride different motorcycles. I fell in love with a Vulcan that I rode to get my MSF certification. Unfortunately for me I had already purchased a bigger bike (Harley Street Bob) which I then had to get used to. To this day I miss the awesome fit and the way that Vulcan responded.

Things to consider when getting a bike:

Size you are comfortable with- go to dealerships and try them out.
Weight of bike- some weigh as much as 800#.

Also keep in mind the terrain you will be on. If you ride on dirt at all you will want a bike that will handle well off road while still street legal.

shockvalue's avatar

Hayabusa or nothing!!!!!

Judi's avatar

If you’re looking for comfort, not speed, get a Harley. Sit on a few and see what fits your needs and personality.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

Check here. http://www.motorcycle.com/categories/touring.html
You can find just about any bike here to fit just about any rider.
I’m partial to Kawasaki myself. I have a ZR 750 right now. I ride everywhere. My Kawasaki has been very dependable and durable.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Russell_D_SpacePoet yes, another Kawasaki lover. Harleys are so over-rated.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra Harleys are cool, but they are to expensive for what they are. I like my Kawi

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