There comes a time in every man’s life that you suddenly feel the urge to buy a convertible sports car. Or maybe you feel the need to buy an enormous Mercedes G-wagon. Every man has this in some way. For most people, this is a new experience. However, for a true petrol-head, this is business as usual. For us, motorcycles and other sporty vehicles have long been our way of expressing ourselves. I often get the question about which motorcycle to buy. My answer is always the same; go to a motorcycle trader and find out. A motorcycle is a way to express yourself, similar to how women use clothing to express themselves. A car, motorcycle, or bike can tell you a lot about someone’s personality. Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest persons in the world, drives an ordinary Ford. I drive mostly Harley-Davidson’s, which also tells you a lot about me. There therefore isn’t a clear answer on what type of motorcycle to buy. You have to find out about your motorcycle trader.
What to look for.
Alright let me give you a little bit more points to watch out for when buying your first motorcycle. So here are some tips:
- Bring a friend to the motorcycle trader: a friend can always spot something that you can’t. You then also have somebody to talk to while you walk around.
- Inspect the bike: this seems obvious, but when I say inspect the bike, I mean it. Don’t just make sure it has two wheels. It is for example also very important to check the VIN-number.
- Ask for a test-ride: as with a car, shoes, or normal bikes, you have to know what it is like to ride. If you can’t test it first, don’t buy it.
- Ask the motorcycle trader things that you find important: there are no stupid questions.
Go to a respectable dealer
I think you should always purchase a motorcycle from a respectable motorcycle trader. With a good a motorcycle trade, you are certain to get good service and to get a good quality product. A good trader also knows that they are talking about and can help you narrow down your choice. This make it easier for you to try out different bikes and get to a quick decision. But remember, don’t make a purchase I’ve you’re not 100% sure. A new motorcycle is an important purchase, and shouldn’t be rushed.