Motorcycle Buying Guide

Getting ready to purchase your new motorcycle? Here are some ideas before you go ahead with the purchase.

Expect Serious Marketing Tricks

When you are at the dealership, expect the sales representative to convince you of how cool the most expensive motorcycle is. However, this does not mean you have to go ahead and purchase that one option. See if you have other impressive options that suit your budget as well. Also, the sales representative might tell you that the motorcycle has been sold out by the time you collect enough cash. Ignore that idea, it is definitely best to wait until you save up the money for the motorcycle you can afford.

Get Enough Information

Talk to you about the salespersons at the dealership about what you want. Before you make a final decision, make sure that you make a few visits to the dealership and scout through the different models and different brands whether it is a popular brand like Triumph or lesser known brand. You can request for extensive information on different models that you deem fit your preferences and your budget too.

Get Your License before the Purchase

Make sure you have an endorsement before you take your motorcycle on to the street. Even if you are planning to take a test drive before you make the purchase, you will need an endorsement. However, before you are planning to make the purchase, ensure that you have enough riding experience as well.

Do You Have A Budget?

Even before you skim through the catalogs looking for the perfect model and the brand of motorcycle, make sure you consider your finances and financing options. Sit down, put pen to paper and consider how much you are willing to pay and capable of paying on a monthly basis once you have deducted all the expenses. Also, if you are planning to resort to other financing options the likes of a loan you will have to get the process started before you go ahead with the purchase.

Go For A Test Drive

Do remember to go for a test drive before you make the final decision. This will help you get an idea about the performance of the motorcycle and how it feels. Also, you can get an idea of how you can handle the weight of the motorcycle and if you are okay with the height of the motorcycle. Change the speed, shift the gears and see if the motorcycle fits your preferences and keep applying brakes to see if they are working as well. And if the motorcycle comes with accessories, make sure that they contribute to the overall functionality of the motorcycles.

Insurance costs Matter Too

There is nothing worse than falling in love with your ideal motorcycle and finding out that your costs of insurance are high. When you are looking through the options, make sure to get a quote as well. The amounts can vary according to the providers and fortunately, this means you get to make a decision based on your budget.