As we come upon the fantastic weather that El Paso is known for, motorcyclists are revving their engines and enjoying the warm breezes of this time of year. If you’re feeling adventurous this year, you may want to join the club and grab a motorcycle of your very own. If this seems like something you’d be interested in, then you may want to see what exactly you need before you’re completely ready to ride.
In our latest blog, we discuss some of the upfront costs for getting a motorcycle of your very own, as well as some costs after you’ve been riding for some time.
The most obvious upfront cost of a motorcycle is the motorcycle itself. This will be the biggest purchase in this process by far, but those who haven’t looked into the pricing before may be surprised at their affordability. If you are a beginner, you could expect to pay as little as $4,000 for an entry-level bike, and even less if you buy used.
Of course, higher end bikes can go for $10,000 to $15,000, and some extremely high performance bikes can cost as much as $30,000, but it would not be wise to begin on bikes that are more at home on a track than on the road.
If you are unsure about what bike to buy, be sure to ask your motorcycle dealer plenty of questions, and use the Internet as a resource. Take into account factors like power, type of bike, available accessories, maintenance requirements, and more.
To legally enjoy your new ride, you’ll need a license that applies to your motorcycle. In some places you don’t need a separate motorcycle license, only a valid driver’s license. However, in most places, you are going to need a separate motorcycle license.
If you have little to no experience with motorcycles, it would be wise to take a basic riding course. Too often, riders are overly confident in their abilities which leads to issues and injuries from crashes.
If you are planning on riding, then you are going to need gear to keep you safe. Items like a good helmet, gloves, and a motorcycle jacket are good to have on in the event of some sort of accident. As gear gets better year after year, motorcyclists are able to ride knowing that their gear will minimize injury. Gear itself can be pretty pricey depending on your preferences, so be sure to browse the prices for gear before buying your new ride.
Last but not least on our list is insurance. Regular car insurance does not cover motorcycles, so you will need to get separate insurance. Motorcycle insurance can vary based on many factors, so it’s best to shop around to find what fits you best. Our team at El Paso Low Cost Insurance can help match you with the perfect policy for your new ride.
Costs To Expect Down The Road
Costs you can expect later in your motorcycle’s lifespan are maintenance like new batteries and tires, along with possible replacements to your gear. Of course, your insurance will be a recurring fee as well, though our team can help you find a good price. If you have a beginner bike, it’s also likely that you’ll want to upgrade to something with more power, which could be another major cost.
No matter what you end up doing with your motorcycle, El Paso Low Cost Insurance will be there to help. If you have questions about motorcycle insurance, feel free to contact us today to speak with our team!