Need help with your new year resolutions for 2019? We’ve got a few ideas to help you get started if one of them includes finally getting your own Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. There are some important steps to take as you prepare for your first (or new) bike.

  1. Get Preapproved. A good starting point for getting a new motorcycle is getting pre-approved online to make sure you qualify for financing. Plus, you’ll want to have an idea of your budget before you start shopping.
  2. Save for a Down Payment. Once you know how much you have to spend, you can get an idea of what kind of down payment you need. When it’s time to buy, whether you are buying new or pre-owned, you need a down payment. If you already have a motorcycle, you may consider trading it in to serve as a down payment instead.
  3. Take Lessons. If this is your first motorcycle, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re going to feel comfortable on a bike. Plus, you’ll need to be prepared when it’s time to get your license. Check out our website to see a comprehensive list of rider courses in your area.
  4. Take a Few Test Drives. Don’t decide what type of bike you want just by looking at pictures online. Come on out to Lawless Harley-Davidson® and drive a few. See what feels best to you and what works best for your needs.

And, the most important step in buying a new motorcycle, let us help! Visit our Harley-Davidson® dealership near Poplar Bluff, MO, to speak with our experienced staff about any of our models or just about riding in general. We always love talking bikes!