How to Get Into Riding A Motorbike For the First Time
Writer: Alana King
What feeling do you get when I say the word “motorbike” or “scooter” to you? Are you the type of person who sees riding down a highway as freedom or does it make you feel a little nervous?
If you like the thought of it, what’s your type? Is your vision that of a classic Harley-Davidson or do you prefer a sleeker style, like that of a Ducati or a Vespa?
Well, whether you’ve always wanted one or are a little nervous to get in the seat, I have some tips on how you can get into riding a motorbike for the first time.
Try before you buy:
While they can seem like a thrill, it is wise to keep in mind that a scooter is a decent investment that comes with its own costs and upkeep. This is where it is a great idea to rent a bike in order to test it out.
There are places where you can obtain a cheap motorbike rental in Melbourne. This way, you can try out and get a feel for a scooter to see if it’s what you want, without spending a huge amount of money.
It also allows you to test whether you want to take on the associated costs of owning a bike and properly learning how to ride one.
Scooter vs. Motorbike – what’s the difference?
Some of you may be thinking, “Scooter isn’t it just a fancier term for a small bike?” Well, that is where you’d be wrong. While a scooter or moped may look smaller and sleeker, it isn’t its only defining difference.
From your helmet to your motorcycle jacket, make sure they are of high quality, for particularly when you’re still learning, it could mean the difference between whether you come off with a bit of road rash or not at all.
Also, remember to wear it. While it may seem great to go without on a hot day, make sure you wear it every time you ride.
Well, now that you have decided that the feel of a motorbike is what you really want, all there is now is to get licensed and registered.
Also, don’t forget to take out that insurance as a learner, it could pay you back someday. Now, good luck to all learner riders and may you stay safe.