What Should Your Next Motorcycle Be?

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By: Robert Bacon

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Life is full of tough decisions. Are they "the one"? Is this the career you want for the rest of your life? Are you ready for your first child? For a motorcyclist, however, a question that plagues their life constantly is, "What bike should I buy next?"

Unfortunately, the motorcycle you want and the motorcycle that's best for you aren't always the same thing. Many bikers have bought their dream sportbike with hopes of canyon riding at every available opportunity. But they must eventually come to terms with the fact that they ride once per week for pure pleasure and five times as much as that on their daily commute. Take this quiz to avoid similar pitfalls. 

People don't just buy motorcycles based on their needs. Industry trends also influence buyers. For instance, during the 1990s, it was a race to the top for superbikes: top speeds and track times were all that mattered. Then the 2000s brought the rise of adventure tourers like BMW's R1150GS, which people used for everything from continental trips to daily commutes and track days. 

Past trends have led to a sweet spot in the motorcycle industry: now more people are looking for a perfect all-rounder. They want something fast, reliable, comfortable and that doesn't cost too much to run. The only problem is the market is now awash with excellent bikes - no matter what your needs and wants are. So take this quiz now and get a helping hand with your decision!

How would your friends describe your riding style?

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If you could only have one set of gear for the rest of your life, which of the following would you choose?

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You've had a long week and want to get out for a spin, which of the following sounds the most appealing to you?

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How important is it that your motorcycle be stylish?

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If someone saw you riding past, how would they describe your riding position?

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If your bike was described as "dripping in chrome," how would you feel?

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When you walk into a motorcycle dealership, which section are you drawn to first?

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You've just won a track day in a raffle. Which of these best describes your first thought?

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In your opinion, what country produces the best motorcycles?

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When you're thinking of buying a motorcycle, do you look for a new machine or a classic?

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How often do you carry a passenger?

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If you could drop one of the following engines in your bike, which one would you choose?

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What's more important, torque or horsepower?

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How often are you likely to tackle 500 mile plus trips on your bike?

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If you were to start your bike at 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, how would your neighbors feel?

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When it comes to your motorcycle's top speed, how fast is fast enough?

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Which of the following best describes the soundtrack of your ride?

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If you were on a quizz show, which category would you do the best in?

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It's time to change your tires! Which set of rubber will you choose?

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You're going on a two-day road trip. How much luggage will you bring?

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If you had to forego a ride to watch a movie, which of the following would you choose?

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Old-school style or modern looks?

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After you buy a motorcycle, what's the first aftermarket part you look for?

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Is your motorcycle your main mode of transport?

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If you were dropped into the middle of a desert with a motorcycle, would you have the off-road skills to get yourself back to civilization?

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Are 0-60 mph times important to you?

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If you were buying a brand new motorcycle, how much would you be prepared to hand over?

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How important is it that your bike have all the latest tech?

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If you had to, could you perform a full service on your bike?

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When you hit an open highway, which of the following sounds most like your first thought?

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