Tips from the Experts: What to Consider When Buying a Motorcycle - Grant Johnson & Lawrence Hacking

Tips For Buying an Adventure Motorcycle with Grant Johnson (pictured above @ CanWest 2016), Lawrence Hacking and Chris Scott.

Tips For Buying an Adventure Motorcycle with Grant Johnson (pictured above @ CanWest 2016), Lawrence Hacking and Chris Scott.

The Bike or Not the Bike? That is the Question

Lawrence Hacking - Overland Adventure Rally

Lawrence Hacking - Overland Adventure Rally

There are so many different options on the market when it comes to purchasing an adventure motorcycle, something suitable for everyone or any adventure, but when it comes to choosing the best bike for you, there are a lot of things to consider. 

To get some advice on the things you should be looking at or thinking about while you're at the dealer or perusing the used ads, we went to a few experts in the motorcycle riding field to get their opinions on how to choose your next adventure bike. And while there is no definitive answer for any rider, they had some great tips to help make the best choice for you and for the intended use.

The Adventure Motorcycling Zone

The Adventure Motorcycling Zone

Grant Johnson
Horizons Unlimited
www.horizonsunlimited.com

Lawrence Hacking
Overland Adventure Rally
www.overlandadventurerally.com

Chris Scott  
Author of Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
https://adventure-motorcycling.com/


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