Tips for Buying a New Motorcycle

It’s only natural you feel hesitant before buying a new motorbike. Afraid of being cheated, getting an unworthy price, even being fooled by unclear legality: various risks make you have to be super thorough before buying a new motorbike.

Many sellers polish their motorbikes in such a way, covering up the shortcomings of the product so they can sell it at a higher price than it should. His name is also a trader: have tricks to sell themselves.

First, determine the type of motor that you want to buy. Is the motorbike touring, automatic scooter, or sport? Second, determine where you will buy a new motorcycle, whether at Kawasaki dealers, or Suzuki dealers. Also determine the type and manufacturer of the manufacturer, because each brand has its advantages. There are two benchmarks that you can use to choose which motorcycle you should buy:

Budget Benchmarks. 

If your funds are limited, forget expensive motorcycles. Remember, you still need funds for the maintenance and repair of the new motorbike later.

Benchmark of Taste. 

If your funds are not limited, you may use this standard. Please just look for the type of motorbike that you’ve been dreaming of.

2. Know the Market Price

Before entering the motorcycle market, find out first the market price of the motor that you are after. Is the price reasonable? Do market trends fluctuate too often? Make mini-research by reading print and online media. If the type you are looking for is still expensive on the market, you can look for products from the previous year. Older motorcycles are usually sold at lower prices.

3. Don’t Recklessly Choose a Seller

After knowing what you are looking for and how much money you want to spend, explore the place to buy a new motorbike. Find a seller who already has a good reputation. Usually a bona fide new motorcycle dealer you can trust because they have strict procedures when buying a motorcycle from the first user. You can also do business with people who are used to buying and selling new motorbikes. People like this usually only sell 1-2 motorcycles because they don’t have enough capital to open their dealers.

But you need to be extra careful if you find a seller on a buying and selling site, you must do a deep assessment.

4. Motor Body Condition

This is more complicated. Surely you have to see whether the motor body is in good condition. The motor must be without scratches, must not dent, and not crack. Also, ask if all parts are still original. If something is replaced, make sure the quality of the parts is indeed good. A little fussy in checking the condition of the motor is okay. Don’t be shy about asking, as long as you don’t corner the seller too.

Checking the condition of the motor body not only requires expertise but also feeling. If you need input, ask someone who knows more about motorbikes.

5. Check the Speedometer

Now, let’s switch to the front panel of the motor. A good motorbike should have a speedometer, a gas meter, a light indicator, and a functioning distance meter. Especially for Sport motorcycles, the panel must also be equipped with a tachometer. Make sure there are no cracks or new disassembly on the motor panel.

Also, calculate the reasonableness between the distance a motorcycle has traveled with its age. The fair use of motorcycles in a year is 10,000 km. Meaning if the motorbike you bought is only 2 years old, the distance it takes must not be more than 20,000 km.

6. Request Longer Test Ride Opportunities

So that you are sure of the motor you want to buy, ask the seller to allow you to do further test rides. If he is pleased, take the seller so you can feel the acceleration of the motorbike while riding. Calculate while bargaining prices too.

Before negotiating, it’s a good idea to make a note of the weaknesses/strengths you encountered while checking the motorbike.