What do I need to know when buying a motorcycle? Buying a motorcycle is no different from any other purchase in many aspects, but there are nuances that you should definitely consider. First, you need to pass the scrap metal to this company:

Step #1.

First of all, ask yourself the following questions:

Are you sure you need it?
How much money are you counting on?
What type is most suitable for you?
Will it be a used motorcycle and a new one?
Will you be able to find the one you need and where?
How will you pay for it?
Step #2.

But the most important question to ask yourself is, “Am I sure this is the motorcycle I want to ride?” First of all, deal with this question. There are situations, when the desire quickly disappears, and the buyer begins to regret his purchase. So, firmly decide with the choice of 100%.

Talk to the familiar owners of this type of transport. Ask them all the nuances and subtleties of choice. Let them tell you the advantages and disadvantages that they encountered. If after all this you have finally decided, the next step is to choose the one that your funds will allow you.

Step #3.

Focus on the price range available to you.

Review and critically analyze your financial situation,
Do an analysis of your income and expenses,
Make sure you can afford to pay the annual mandatory fees: tax, insurance, fuel and maintenance,
Also, make sure to allow for contingencies so that you don’t have other problems due to lack of funds for other activities.
And don’t forget that riding a motorcycle requires special equipment, which also costs money and you will need to buy: a helmet, gloves, motorcycle jeans, shoes, back protection and other accessories.

Step #4.

There are many different kinds of motorcycles out there, from the simplest and lightest to the heaviest high-speed sports bikes. So, again, deal with the following questions:

Do you have enough experience riding a motorcycle?
Where do you plan to use it for the most part? (rough terrain speed riding, traveling long distances)
Consider your constitution: obese, lean, tall, short.
Simply put:

long distance riding will require a bike with a larger tank capacity,
For high-speed riding you need to choose a machine with a low landing and a frame, also with low torque,
For work, you need a normal or sporty-looking bike,
To ride on rough terrain should choose one of the types of cross-country motorcycles.
If you are still an inexperienced biker, it is better to choose a simple, non-sport motorcycle. It is possible that this, at first, will save you from unnecessary accidents and injuries, and, secondly, in case of damage to the motorcycle repair will cost acceptable money. Powerful motorcycles are designed for experienced bikers and do not forgive mistakes.

Step #5.

A used motorcycle or, all the same, a new one?

For beginners, as has been said just above, it is preferable to buy a good, used motorcycle. First of all because inevitably you will at least once, but will drop it, and when you will grow out of it or you will dislike it, it will be a small loss. And in most cases you will be able to sell it for almost the same price as you bought it.

If you have saddled your bike more than once and are confident and know how to repair it, you can get a tuned used motorcycle. If you have never been on your motorcycle and never had it repaired, it’s worth getting a new bike. This is the best choice for you.

Before you buy a used motorcycle, look it over, ask the owner any questions you have, or better yet, take someone who knows about motorcycles with you. He can better tell you what’s yours and what’s not, and whether a particular model is worth the money. Check out the following nuances:

Be sure to ask for the maintenance log,
check the mileage and make sure it’s accurate,
Check the list of previous owners, if any,
check all the parts to make sure they’re working,
see if there’s an oil leak,
start it up, listen to it run, and try it for a drive,
check the clutch, brakes, and electrical equipment is working properly.


Step #6.

You should definitely be happy with your choice, primarily because you made the decision yourself. The answer “YES” should be to the following questions.

are you proud of your motorcycle?
do you picture it in your garage?
do you enjoy being photographed on it?
will this motorcycle fully meet your needs?
step #7

Finding that very motorcycle can be done in many ways:

through acquaintances, relatives
searching on the internet at various sites for the sale of motorcycles
buying in car dealerships and auto shops
It will be best if you pay the whole amount at once. But if this is not possible, then take an installment plan. But it is desirable to take a period of less than 5 years, this is because the motorcycles as well as other goods quickly depreciate, practically for the first 1.5-2 years.

Don’t settle for monthly payments if you can’t pay them off. Be sure to see that the interest on the loan does not increase. Never throw away a copy of the purchase document, but keep it until the full expiration of the contract.

It’s advisable to get insurance and register the motorcycle in your name right away. That’s all the basics you need to know when buying a motorcycle.

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