There is always a debate about whether to buy an old used motorbike or a new one, whenever anyone decides to change his motorbike. Buying any used motorbike in good condition from sites like Craigslist or eBay can be a great option and you can really save lots of money and get your dream bike. However, buying any old used motorbike has its own set of problem too. Therefore, in this article we will suggest a method to decide which can be the best option for you.
- What is the price?
This is one of the most important considerations while buying almost anything. Let us first of all decide on what price range we are looking for the motorbike. Obviously, any new motorbike will be costlier while a used vehicle will be available at much depreciated price. If you are looking for used motorbike then you can either contact any dealer or an individual who is interested to sell his motorbike. There are few websites that can offer you a better deal. You can also consider motorcycle trade-in value of your present motorbike and see how much you can save.
You can check any cheapest model of new motorbike in the market and find out its cost. You will find that almost at 50 per cent of its price you can get used motorbike of a better model. However, there are few hidden costs that you need to consider while a used motorbike. If the vehicle has already run 10,000 to 15,000 miles then you have to spend considerable amount for doing major service.
- What is the condition
As far as new vehicle is concerned this is not an issue at all. Decision for buying any new vehicle arises if it has any new features like extra fuel saving feature, which is not present in older vehicle. Secondly, the vehicle is unused and it is totally up to you how you maintain its condition. Also, for initial one to two years you can get unlimited warranty and can have perfect run.
On the other hand, while buying any old used vehicle, you really do not know how much care the previous owner must have taken. The bike must have met with an accident or crashed somewhere or it must be in the parking lot. You will learn about the vehicle after driving for few days and you have to live with problem that existed before.
- Do you have any repair skill?
You must have driven lots of motorbike and therefore you have plenty of experience of driving or taking care of any minor problems too. Then you can take risks easily with any used motorbike. However, the person who do not understand anything about motorbike, an old vehicle can become a liability for him. The point that we are trying to make is that if you do not understand anything about motorbike then taking risk with old used motorbike must be avoided.
- Technology and safety aspect
New vehicles are usually made based on the latest technology. If that is your main reason for buying motorbike then new vehicle can be better option unless you are lucky enough to find the latest model of motorbike with 1000-mile mileage.