The Best Choices in Buying your Dream Motorcycle
by: Kay Zetkin
For motorcycle enthusiasts, it could really be heavens
gift if motorcycles come from packages delivered by the storks
This is the kind of fantasy for those wishing hard for a baby.
And indeed, once you have your dream motorcycle, we doubt
if anything would prevent you from considering it as your
baby. But the point of this is that, you have to go over the
tough decision of buying your dream motorcycle.
So how do you go about this business and get the greatest
deal and bargain of your lifetime? Well, here are several
insights of the choice you can consider in the process of
buying your motorcycle
Considering buying a used motorcycle if you
are a new rider, it is quite preferable for you to start out
with a used motorcycle. This used motorcycle will do nicely
up until you get trained and have plenty of practice to spread
over. This could take at least a year. Since new riders are
likely to take a few spills early in their motorcycle riding,
a new bike in which to practice on might run you into thousands
of dollars in repairs. This incident will definitely not be
something that will instill confidence in a rider thats
just starting out honing their skills.
Where can you get to buy your used motorcycle? Four options
can be had:
1. From an auction you can keep yourself posted for
this event and inspect the motorcycles to be auctioned before
the bidding starts
2. From a Classified Ad Not only in local newspapers,
you can also check out motorcycle want ads in the internet.
You can also check out the classifieds on the various motorcycle
forums. Have a local and trusted mechanic check out the motorcycle
for sale before deciding to buy it.
3. From a friend - or acquaintance Tell your buddies,
family friends or motorcycle club co-members that youre
on the lookout for a motorcycle thats for sale. They
may know of someone else who has a bike for sale. Whats
more your motorcycle club members particularly can be relied
upon in choosing the one in good condition.
4. From a dealer of used motorcycles Consider visiting
your local dealer. Trade-ins that are in good condition might
be up for sale in a price that would fit your budget. You
can also mention your interest to buy to several motorcycle
sales people that you know. They might just find you the one
youre dreaming of.
At last! You earned the right to acquire a brand new
motorcycle! Where can be the best deals? Heres several
1. From the Internet you can use the Internet to do
research on the new motorcycle you specifically want to have.
There are manufacturers' Web sites and dealer Web sites where
you can read road test reviews, participate in forum discussions
about motorcycles you're interested in. you can also chat
in chat rooms, check out the price ranges and dealers who
will sell a motorcycle to you on the Web. Be extra careful,
in dealing through the Web. You should meet your motorcycle
dealer in a face-to-face decision before deciding to buy altogether.
2. From a dealer - If youre pretty dead set in buying
certain models that are in high demand, dealers can be unwilling
to budge on its price. Some are even inclined to charge over
the MSRP for the bike. Harley-Davidson dealers can either
sell away over MSRP with short or no waiting period or sell
close to MSRP with a long waiting period or sell close to
MSRP with a long waiting period. If you decide to buy from
a dealer, know what you want first. Make sure it fits your
needs and look around and compare before having that talk
with a dealer.
Finally, you are closing the deal on the dream bike
you have chosen to buy! What do you do, now?
1. Youll find that although youre much too eager
to get over and done with the dealing as soon as possible
its still a good measure to play hardball with the salesperson.
Emphasize that once you have bought your motorcycle you have
started a relationship. Its worthwhile to hint of giving
them your other business such as apparel, repairs, and accessories.
Youll get on admirably over the bargains.
2. Always do your homework, not only before buying your motorcycle
but during the actual buying process. Remember that you are
up against a pro in negotiations and lack of preparation will
cost you big. Get them to throw in some extras after hinting
that this is but the start of your business relationship.
Take advantage of the dealers desire for future business
opportunities and sales with you.
Buying a motorcycle is composed of many different ways with
lots of choices at hand. You can always choose what would
best work for you Use what works for you. Try to work your
way to the best deal or bargain you will fondly remember every
time you look at your motorcycle and will give you great pride
once youre riding in it! Good luck! -30-
About The Author
Kay Zetkin discovered the pleasure of writing through her
daily journals as a teen-ager. Writing in it helped sort out
her thoughts, relieve her feelings and record what she observes
of the world.
For her, writing is an effective tool to express your viewpoints...
To write is already to choose, thus, writing should be done
along with a critical mind and a caring soul. She hopes to
become more professional, skilled and mature in her craft.
Aside from writing Kay spends her time reading. Reading lets
her travel to far-off imagined places and situations. She
also learns a lot from devouring books, especially from the
socio-political and historical ones.
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