Question: How Do You Negotiate A Motorcycle?

How do you haggle on a used bike?

Negotiate a Bike Sale, Get a Better Price

  • Be Bold. Lose your fear of negotiating.
  • Make an Offer. Ask the salesperson if they will take less money for the bike.
  • Bargaining Points. Ride the bike and look for defects.
  • Do Your Homework. Get on the Internet before you go bike shopping.
  • Check Competitors.
  • Cash Talks.
  • Stroke Them.
  • Don’t Be That Guy.

How long does a motorcycle last?

A good rule of thumb for street bikes is: take automotive miles and maintenance costs, and multiply by four.” A motorcycle with 25,000 miles is like a car with 100,000 miles; a 50,000 mile bike is like a car with 200,000.

How do you test to ride a motorcycle?

Rule one of buying motorcycles is if you don’t test ride it, do not buy it.

Ten things to remember when you test-ride a motorcycle

  1. It isn’t a joyride.
  2. Focus on the engine.
  3. Focus on engine performance.
  4. Focus on the brakes.
  5. The ride quality.
  6. The handling.
  7. Focus on what you don’t like.

Is it cheaper to buy motorcycles in the winter?

Motorcycles are far more cheaper to buy in the winter, while there are some people who carry on riding through the winter. There are many other riders who sell up during winter season the save up some space in the garage as well as money.

Which month is best to buy a bike?

Purchase according to ride would be after monsoons and Best time irrespective of month would be January. Its always better to get a bike at the first of the year.

Can you sell a motorcycle to a dealership?

Many dealers buy and sell used bikes, and some will take your bike on consignment. If you sell to a dealer, you get your money immediately without a lot of details. If you sell it through a dealer on consignment, you may get a better price, but you have to wait for it to sell before you get payment.

What is the most reliable brand of motorcycle?

The Most Reliable Motorcycle Brand? Not Harley

  • Yamaha/Star (11 percent failure rate)
  • Suzuki and Honda (12 percent)
  • Kawasaki (15 percent)
  • Victory (17 percent)
  • Harley-Davidson (26 percent)
  • Triumph (29 percent)
  • Ducati (33 percent)
  • BMW (40 percent)

What’s high mileage for a motorcycle?

It really depends. A motorcycle engine with 40,000 to 50,000 miles is considered a high-mileage bike in some circles. But if this particular motorcycle has complete maintenance records, has no evidence of physical damage, and the engine has no oil leaks, then this is considered a good buy.

What is typical mileage for a motorcycle?

Their take on the subject goes something like this – for smaller displacement bikes (which tend to be weekend “toys”) the average usage tends to hover around 3000 miles per year. Further, KBB, sees typical annual usage for larger touring or sport-touring bikes in the 5000-6000 mile range.

Can I test drive a motorcycle without a license?

You can’t ride without a motorcycle endorsement. Take the permit test at your local DMV. We always recommend taking a motorcycle safety class to get your license, but you can also obtain it through the DMV road test. To test ride any motorcycle you will have to present a motorcycle endorsement.

Can you test ride a motorcycle without insurance?

In most cases, the answer is “No” – you do not typically need insurance to test drive a motorcycle.

What do you need to test ride a Harley?

To Test Ride You’ll Need

  1. A valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement.
  2. A D.O.T. certified helmet (full face helmet recommended)
  3. Long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes.