If you want to buy a motorcycle for the first time, but you are really intimidated by the machines, then it helps to buy something cheap. That way, if you decide that you do not like motorcycles after all, you did not spend that much. Plus, you can always resell it. Here are a few other benefits of buying and owning pre-owned motorcycles.
You Can Bet That the "Bikes" Are in Good Condition
Those that have loved and ridden motorcycles most of their lives are often the same people who have taken very good care of their bikes. That said, you should ask the owners about how they have taken care of their motorcycles before buying a used bike. If they have done most of the maintenance themselves, then you know that the bikes are in really good condition. This is important because, even though you might not be riding it for very long, you still want to be really safe when you do ride.
Used Motorcycles Are Always Cheaper Than New
Even if you buy some of the world's most famous motorcycles used, they are still less expensive than new ones. Some of these bikes appreciate in value over the years with collectors, but, for the most part, they depreciate in value, making them cheaper and easier to buy. (If you see an antique collector's bike with a cheap price on it, you should ask the seller a lot of questions as to why it is so cheap.)
You Can Get a History on Used Motorcycles That You Cannot with New Bikes
New motorcycles do not come with the character and history that used motorcycles do. For instance, the used vehicle report on a motorcycle will tell you who the last three to ten owners are. If you are really lucky, the motorcycle belonged to someone famous or semi-famous. That is something you cannot get from a brand-new motorcycle. As for added character, there is so much about a used motorcycle that has character already, from the seat that has molded to previous owner's backsides to the worn handlebar grips.
Covered Repairs and Extended Warranties
You could buy your used bike from a private seller, but then you would not be able to purchase an extended warranty on the bike. This is a nice added feature that allows you to get many initial repair costs on the used bike for free or at cost. The repairs are also completed by the motorcycle dealership. So you should really think of going to a pre-owned motorcycles dealership when buying a used motorcycle.