A bike owner can never take too much care of their bike. When you take good care of your vehicle, you’re guaranteed to have rides that feel like a dream.

So, what do you look for while choosing your perfect bike? And how do you take the best care of it? Here are five factors that can greatly affect your bike’s performance.

Age

Something that is true of all motor vehicles, but especially true of bikes, is that with age, the vehicle’s performance deteriorates. If you’re an active user, there’s a good chance that the wear and tear is extensive. Both external damage on the body and friction on the internal gears and motors, as well as general rusting, can hamper how smoothly your bike runs. Another thing to keep in mind is that the bike itself might be a new piece, but if the model is old, there’s a good chance it won’t have the latest technology.

Engine and Power

This may seem like a no-brainer, but the more powerful your engine, the better your bike’s performance. In the stop-and-go city traffic in India, it may not be as important to look at, but for those long highway trips, powerful bikes will fly like a charm.

Weight and Dimensions

There is a direct correlation between the overall bulk of the bike and performance. The more massive your bike is, the slower it may run. There are, of course, other factors that come into play, but if you’re looking for speed, a lighter bike with an equally powerful engine is a better bet. A sleek and more streamlined bike also will be faster and suffer less damage if you’re speeding.

Gearing

The gearing of a bike is, in layman’s terms, how the engine’s motor revolutions relate to wheel speed. Changing the gearing on a motorbike can vastly impact speed and performance. The gearing on a motorbike will tell you both what the acceleration is like, as well as the speed and power.

Fuel Efficiency

Another seemingly obvious factor, but nonetheless crucial to this list. Your vehicle’s mileage is one of the first things you look at when you buy a bike. Engines can come in varying powers, and gearing changes can customise your bike, but what you can’t change is the volume of the fuel tank. When you fill-up for those road trips, keep this in mind!

Whether it’s a bike to brave the city streets or to take on long road adventures, there’s a way to fund your dream bike without putting too much of a strain on your pocket. Bike loans in India are an attractive and easy way to get your dream bike.

If you’re looking for a new bike, choose Tata Capital’s two-wheeler loans in India. With attractive two-wheeler finance options made available by Tata Capital, you can get bike loans and two-wheeler loans for up to Rs. 3 lakhs along with flexible EMI options.