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Tips on buying a pre-owned motorcycle

Why buy pre-owned motorcycles?

Buying a used motorcycle is not always as attractive as that of buying a new motor motorcycle model, but hey, sometimes we just feel that we might get a better deal or just hang in there until you can purchase a new one. There are many advantages to pre-owned motorcycles: You can afford a higher model with more luxury or performance. Our current market means there are loads of good quality, well priced pre-owned motorcycles to choose from. It may also be easier to obtain motorcycle finance as prices are lower. Motorcycle insurance rates are generally more affordable. Many pre-owned motorcycles might still be under manufacturer warranty.

Which pre-owned motorcycle can I afford to buy?

Before looking at pre-owned motorcycles, decide what your monthly budget can afford. As with any motorcycle, but more so with pre-owned motorcycles, things can and do go wrong. Make allowance for this so that you are not unprepared should such an event arise.

Does the pre-owned motorcycle for sale meet my current needs?

Depending on your personality and where you are in life, your motorcycle needs (and wants) will vary hugely. If you already have a used motorcycle brand that you like, take the time to have a look at other motorcycle brand competitors which may provide the same features and better suit your financial needs. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding different motorcycle brands, this may be due to bad experiences in the past or exposure to different marketing campaigns. Remember, different motorcycle manufacturers have different target markets and offerings, finding the ideal brand of motorcycle that suits your requirements will mean you are not paying for features you may not actually need.

Finding a good Pre-owned motorcycle for sale - or a good deal.

The market value of pre-owned motorcycles is based on their condition, mileage and of course their popularity and availability. Certain pre-owned motorcycles are very popular in the South African market, these motorcycles are usually snapped up quickly or overpriced, which means that if you're desperate to get hold of one of them, you'll pay a premium! You may also have to sacrifice on certain features as choice is limited. Other motorcycles are readily available and with plenty to choose from, here you may find a motorcycle or many motorcycles that closely meet your needs. Popular, available pre-owned motorcycles for sale are usually where the bargains are found.

Test ride pre-owned motorcycles.

Pre-arrange to see the motorcycles you've found and that you think are viable options to suit your lifestyle and budget. Be careful to buy motorcycles only from reputable sources where the bike have been properly checked and are fully road worthy. If you are buying privately, ensure that you meet the seller in a safe environment and be vigilant.

Please note that tips provided on buying used motorcycles, are meant only as a guide to the Motorcycle buyer.

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