Motorcycling will always be one of those things where most of the people would like to speak or hear about. Forget about fuel octane ratings, exhausts, accessories or maintenance.

While planning for a bike for yourself, we should always think of the right type of motorcycle you are looking for. What's your budget, requirement, how many times you sat on a motorcycle, took a test ride, how it feels, just right, considerable, too low, too high? Are you able to reach to the ground well or not, is it comfortable for you to keep the balance at both sides? There are many reasons why a motorcycle may feel like it’s meant or not meant for you. Motorcycle riding is all about comfort and feel, lacking these key points will end up with regrets and unsettled. In order to get the most out of your motorcycling experience, you need to have a motorcycle that fits your height and weight.

Getting the best choice of bike that fits all your requirements is to visit a motorcycle dealer and try several models as per your needs. This will allow you to get a feel for the weight distribution from side to side and the overall feel of the motorcycle. You simply input your height and inseam & the potential bike you are choosing to see if it’s a comfortable fit. It will surely help to give you a good head start on which models to try first.

Riding a bike is all starts up with a balance, being on tip of your toes while sitting offers less balance. A person trying to stop and hold a motorcycle up on toes is very dangerous. Never buy a motorcycle that you can’t sit with both feet flat on the ground. Also, riding when you can’t reach the controls is another dangerous indicator that it’s ill-fitting. Stretching too far to reach the hand or foot controls not sitting comfortably on a motorcycle or just feeling awkward is a definite sign that it’s not meant for you.

Everyone has their own requirements and type of bike for which they plan for- Sports, Tourer, Adventure, Cruisers or Naked. If you are new to bikes, it's good to decide what's the best pick for you and what you can handle. Wish you get the best machine in your hands, have safe and happy rides.

Riad Mahmud

Roaring Power Machines or RPM India is a pan India Biker Group that was co-founded by like-minded bike enthusiasts with an inclinaon towards responsible riding with a cause. In the spirit of patriosm, RPM gave a rev salute to BSF and created history by becoming the first ever superbiker community in India to get access to Atari-Wagah Border. RPM is governed by the core philosophy of 3Rs – Respect, Responsibility & Ride.