Want to ride on a bike while enjoying the comfort of a car at the same time? That is what dressers are built for. Also known as touring bikes, dressers are indeed “dressed up” bikes; they feature heated seats, GPS navigation screens, windscreens, automatic transmissions, stereos, and many other sophisticated features, most of which are similar to those found in cars. There are lots of touring bikes out there to suit every need, and almost all major motorcycle manufacturers have a fat touring rig in their lineup. Typically, dressers tend to be the high-end bikes off the showroom floor.
Since dressers are usually quite heavy, powerful, complicated, and large, you can go for a more favorable dresser, especially if you’re on a budget. A subset you may want to consider is a “bagger.” This particular bike reduces the features (weight and price) but is still a large, powerful machine. Of course, there is no scarcity of used touring bikes that are well cared for out there, and it is a good idea to obtain a used bike that is still in good condition. All you need is to add some bug screens (or small windscreen) and saddlebags and then see if the open road is where you want to be. As soon as you get a few miles under your belt, you will be ready to level up. Here, you can now confidently upgrade to a “full boat” mileage bike.
Due to the heavy nature of touring bikes, energy is an important factor when it comes to handling these machines. You don’t need to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, but regular moderate weight training to build your arms, legs, core, and chest will go a long way in ensuring you handle your machine with real authority. Just a couple of weeks into an exercise program will be enough for you to notice a significant difference.