How To Buy A Motorcycle
First time buyers need to know how to buy a motorcycle. Motorcycles serve various purposes. Some people use them for weekend entertainment, others use them for daily transportation that gets great gas mileage and keeps miles off of their other vehicles. Whatever the reason, buyers should always be prepared when they go in to buy a motorcycle.
- Determine your need. The motorcycle for weekend fun may not be what you want for a daily commuter. If you want a sportbike, you may not be able to haul some of the stuff you would like for a longer trip. If you are looking for something to sometimes take off road, a street cruiser won't do you any good but a dual sport is what you want.
- Arrange financing. The best financing is to just pay cash for the motorcycle you want to buy. If you need to get a loan, visit a credit union or bank before you start the search. Your budget will narrow down your search for motorcycle models. A credit union can also help find the fair value for a motorcycle.
- Know how much you want to pay for the motorcycle before going to see it. Do your research and settle on a maximum price while you are not in a pressured situation. There are many motorcycles available both used and new so if one deal isn't right another one will come along soon.
- Test ride the motorcycle you are thinking of buying. If you are buying from a dealership, they have paperwork to sign before the ride for insurance purposes, and will usually make a copy of your driver's license.
Negotiate a price. Always deal with the seller and start with an offer for lower than they are asking, you should know what to offer based on your previous research.