Tips for buying a used motorcycle

It is important to remain calm and never pay in advance without a previously signed purchase-sale contract.

It is important to remain calm and never pay in advance without a previously signed purchase-sale contract.

When buying a second-hand bike , certain points must be taken into account in order to avoid bad surprises. It is important to have some caution when buying one of them.

1. Check the wheels and suspension

The tires are going to say a lot about the vehicle, like the suspension system. If they are excessively worn or in poor condition, the price can be renegotiated.

2. Review of other components

It is also important to check the condition of the brakes, clutch or transmission. There are other points that, in case of being in poor condition, can lower the price.

3. Do not be fooled by the mileage

Sometimes, the number of kilometers traveled does not reflect how well the motorcycle has been taken care of. It is best to turn on the motorcycle and check that it does not emit strange noises.

4. Ask for documents

The best thing is to request the documents that certify all the revisions of the vehicle, as well as the invoice of the purchase of the motorcycle or the inspections made in the ITV.

5. Investigate market prices

It is important to know the price range of the model to acquire, through the Internet or by other private sellers.

6. Request a report from the DGT

When requesting this document, it can be verified that it has not been stolen or has pending fines.

7. Sign a contract

It is important to remain calm and never pay in advance without a previously signed purchase-sale contract.

8. Test the motorbike

First of all, it is best to always test the vehicle in person , even though it may be hundreds of kilometers away. Some faults jump at the time of starting the vehicle, or even shortly.

Thus, it can be assured that the motorcycle meets all the requirements.