Most new bikes have fuel injection but all of the bikes I've owned have had a carburetor. I've ridden fuel injected bikes, and honestly the idea of a fuel injected bike appeals to me very much but they're typically more expensive.
If you don't know the difference between fuel injected motorcycles and carbureted ones, it's time you learned. Check out the video below to learn the difference between these two fuel delivery systems.
As Ari Henning of Motorcyclist Magazine notes, carburetors are a lot simpler, which means you can work on them yourself. They rely on a system that is 100 percent mechanical. However, they do require a lot more regular maintenance than a fuel injector, and they're impacted by temperature and altitude.
Fuel injectors are operated electronically. They're much more precise than a carburetor and require a lot less maintenance. They can operate at any temperature or altitude, and you don't have to worry about a choke with cold starts.
Fuel injectors seem like the better system hands down until you learn that you can't do maintenance yourself and they can be expensive to fix. That said, because they require less maintenance over a period of time, you'll likely spend more time on the road.
I think everyone should experience both. If you're just starting out, get a motorcycle with a carburetor and learn how to take care of it. This will serve you well for the rest of your motorcycling career. After that, you can upgrade to a newer bike with electronic fuel injection.
Wade Thiel is the creator of Wind Burned Eyes. He is an automotive journalist and a motorcycle enthusiast who lives in Indianapolis, IN. Check him out on Twitter or read his automotive work at Web2Carz.