Every year a handful of cars dazzle the auto press and become consumer darlings, while plenty of really fantastic rides get ignored. For every car like 2014’s BMW 3 Series that earns the love of the masses, there’s a perfectly great model like the Chevrolet SS that’s comparatively overlooked the same year.
Most of us use our cars for basic stuff most of the time. Driving to the store. Picking up the kids. Yawn, right? If you’re a car aficionado, sometimes you wish you could apply your skills and energy to something a little more pulse-pounding. Like being a getaway driver for a heist.
Riding a motorcycle isn’t rocket science, but there are some basic maintenance tips and customization suggestions that all beginning riders should learn. Watch this video for a quick primer on what to do when you first get a motorcycle.
Your first motorcycle is a huge commitment, and you’re going to have a million questions about what kind of bike you should pull the trigger on. Perhaps the first — and biggest — question is, “Used or new?”