With the great feeling of the wind blowing through your hair, the open road ahead beckoning you to ride and explore new horizons, on certain days of the year, there’s nothing quite like the feeling generated from siiting astride your motorcycle as the engine purrs along effortlessly, whilst you have not a care in the world – the ultimate taste of freedom of the open road. You can get a taste of this by simply renting or hiring a motorcycle, but steps ahead of this is the pride that goes with owning your own motorbike. Of course, a brand new motorcycle can be out of reach for some people, but let this not deter you, for there are many high quality and well cared for motorcycles available too from the used motorcycle arena. A used motorcycle too is often a lot more affordable than you might think, and some would argue that a used motorcycle is in actual fact better even than a brand new one. So, if hiring or renting a motorcycle is just not your thing and you are feeling the compelling urge to explore new horizons both near and far, then purchasing a used motorcycle could be just the thing for you.
If you are wanting to buy a motorcycle a used one is almost always going to be a good bet, obviously there are a factors you will be wanting to take into consideration, not least of which will be how well maintained and looked after is the motorcycle that interests you and would ideally suit your purposes and personal build. Not only is a used motorcycle much cheaper generally speaking than a new motorcycle, the gas savings alone over transportation in a car, should save you a considerable amount of money per year, plus of course you’ll have the added feeling of exhilaration and the sheer freedom that goes with riding upon your own motorcycle.
Every motorcycle out there is uniquely different in it’s own individual way and you will always need to become fully acquainted with the handling characteristics fully of your motorcycle first before attempting any long distance journey. This testing out period will also tell you whether the motorcycle you have bought is right for you. It may be that you change your mind after a short while and it stands to reason, on the money front alone, that you will lose far less if you buy a used motorcycle over a new motorcycle in this regard. You may even be able to sell on your used motorcycle for a profit, which is hardly likely to happen if you buy a brand new motorcycle. The second time round, you will have learned from your experience and have perhaps a much better general idea of exactly the kind of things that you would wish for from your next motorcycle purchase. So you see the advantages of a used motorcycle, though not always apparent straightaway, in this regard could actually stand you in far better stead in the future to actually eventually acquire, exactly the motorcycle that you are ultimately looking for and dreaming of owning.
When buying your ultimate motorbikes you may be best going to an established dealer, these are likely to be very experienced motorcycle riders themselves and they will be very well equipped to advise you best. Or, if you are searching online, eBay can often turn up excellent results at very good prices indeed. The point is to do all your due diligence first. The other advantage of eBay is the accessories that likely you will be requiring, obviously the proper clothing helps, whether this be motorcycling leathers, boots, helmets, gps etc. Of course if you really wanted to be wild, you might want to go the whole hog and buy yourself a custom chopper or even a trike for the ultimate eyecatching ride. And to capture it all, why not invest in a helmet camera whilst you’re at it. What a great way to cherish your memories for years to come and to share your experiences with family or friends
The obvious advantage of the first option, that is going to a well established dealer for the actual motorcycle is the guarantee that they will be able to offer you as part of the deal. Do make sure that before you purchase any motorcycle, especially a used motorcycle that it has been fully checked over thoroughly and comes with full maintenance records. This also applies to the used motorcycle purchase as well. If you follow just some of these simple guidelines, it could save you a lot of money, a lot of heartache and more importantly than anything else, could ensure your safety on the open road.
Whatever buying decisions you arrive at, please, please always bear safety in mind, not just for you, but all other roadusers too.
We wish you an awesome season ahead, exploring new horizons, near and far, whether on your brand new motorcycle or a used motorbike. And don’t forget to wear the best safety gear that you can afford! Happy & safe riding!