Buying a custom bike can be a little bit daunting especially if it’s your first bike. Many customers looking for a custom bike for sale Las Vegas visit dealerships to find the right bike. This is a good strategy because dealing with professionals such as BBV PowerSports means that you will be guided to find the best custom bike for you. You can also get your motorcycle customized by a Las Vegas dealer. Regardless of whether you are buying a used or new custom motorcycle, there are some things you should consider;
What is your level of riding?
This should be the first question to ask, and you need, to be honest with yourself. If you have only used a motorcycle a couple of times, you cannot call yourself an advanced rider yet. This means that powerful bikes will be a burden to you. For your first bike, something with an inline engine below 500cc is ideal. Also, consider trying the bikes for size before buying. Make sure that your hands can reach the handlebars and both feet are placed well on the footrests. Custom bikes are known to have long forks hence high handlebars. If you can’t maintain that position for hours, then it’s not the right size. You should also be able to see the rear view mirrors clearly.
Where are you going to ride it?
The location is very important. If you live on the West Coast or in Nevada, seasonal changes will not likely affect your motorcycle. But in the Midwest or Northern regions, the cold winter weather is bound to stop you from riding between November and March. Custom bikes can also get cold and fail to start in such conditions. The terrain is also important. If you are using your custom bike on long straight country roads or highways, then this is very convenient. For urban areas, however, the bike’s lowered maneuverability can be a problem, and sports bikes are more convenient.
What is your budget?
Your budget will greatly depend on the availability of the motorcycle you want. If you are working with a low budget, it will be hard to find a highly customized bike. The more customized a bike is, the harder it is to find commercially hence the price is higher. For low budgets, you are better off building one yourself (to fit specific needs) or buying a used one. To give you an idea of the price, consider a new 2017 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. It is a classic chopper with a powerful V-twin engine and 103 ci displacement goes for $15999 at a custom bike for sale Las Vegas dealership. Building your own bike is not as expensive and will only take up your time and effort.
Does your dealer know what you want?
After determining your size, riding skills, use, and budget, you can explain to your dealer how you want the bike to look. It is important to look for a reputable dealer who knows what they are doing. Also, going over the parts with the mechanic before purchasing can save you some money. When you explain to the mechanic step by step, you will get the right custom bike for your situation. Repairs and upgrades are also easier to do afterward.