What To Look For At A Motorbike Sale
What To Look For At A Motorbike Sale

What To Look For At A Motorbike Sale

17 November 2021

When looking to buy a new motorbike, you must come prepared so that you can get the best bike at the best offer. Belle Vue Motors have written this article will show you exactly what to know and look out for at your next motorbike sale: 


Know your bike

Before you even think of handing the cash over to anyone, you need to know what bike you are going to buy. This includes looking at the model and manufacturer of the bike that you are interested in. You will want to be keeping an eye out for is the engine size, the cost to replace parts, tax and so on. 


Whilst there are many ways to find this information, it is useful to speak to the seller directly. Alternatively, you can look at the vehicle’s manual or look at the manufacturer’s website.


Check the MOT

One of the most important things for you to check before buying a motorbike is its MOT history. You can do this on the government website. You can see the bike’s mileage and get a gauge for its wear and tear without speaking to the owner. The more mileage the bike has done, it is likely that it will be older and will be valued less than newer cars.


Therefore, you can adjust your offer accordingly with this extra information. 


Check paperwork

As tedious as it can be, it is also imperative to check the bike’s paperwork. You will need to check the numbers of the bike’s frame and engine. You can also check the address to ensure that it corresponds to the one you will be viewing the bike at.


You can also take a look at the bikes service record. You will want to make sure that the service book matches the bike and that the stamps are genuine. 


Take your time

As easy as it sounds, taking your time is one of the most crucial tips when buying a bike. Some buyers will want to try and close the deal as quickly as possible. However, it is important to stay calm and take your time. Make sure to weigh up the pros and cons before making your decision.


When you think you are ready to make your decision, make sure that you are confident in your answer and inform the seller. Always remember that it is ultimately your decision and no one else’s!


Stay safe

A pivotal part of buying a motorbike is the test drive. Before you take your test drive, you need to make sure that you have asked the seller absolutely everything. This will then ensure you’re happy with the bike and almost ready to buy. It is crucial to make sure that you are insured for the test drive and take it slowly. You aren’t quite the owner of the bike just yet!


When buying your bike, there are many tips and tricks that the Belle Vue Motors team can give you; we believe the purchasing process should be both fun and exciting. If you are looking to buy yourself a new motorbike, be sure to check out our extensive range of second-hand models from our premium Honda Dealership.

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