Shopping for a used motorcycle should be a fun and enjoyable process, not overwhelming and frustrating. The team at Joe’s Auto Sales in Indianapolis recommends following three helpful steps to make it as simple and straightforward as possible. Finding the right motorcycle for your specific situation is the most important part of shopping for a bike. With the steps below, you’ll soon be on your way to riding your newly purchased motorcycle.

Buy a Used Motorcycle by Following These 3 Helpful Tips

1. Do Your Research

Whether this is your first bike or you’ve owned one for years, it’s always a good idea to do some research before shopping. What kind of motorcycle are you looking for? Are you planning to use it for long road trips or for commuting back and forth to work? There are several types of used motorcycles available for a wide variety of lifestyles. 

2. Choose Your Motorcycle

Now that you’ve completed your research, it’s time to settle on the right type of motorcycle specifically for you. Since you’re buying used, you may want to keep your options open to consider two or three brands and styles. There are several ways to find the bike you want, from scouring used dealership websites or spending a Saturday afternoon driving through various used motorcycle lots.

3. Check Its Condition

If you’ve narrowed down your choices between a few different bikes, it’s time to take a close, detailed look at the condition of each one. You can have your mechanic check it out, or do a thorough visual inspection yourself. Here’s what to look for:

  • Damage or uneven wear in the tires.
  • Rust and dents in the fuel tank.
  • Scratches, dents, dings, or rust in the bodywork.
  • Worn-out drive chain and sprockets.

Motorcycles = Fun & Freedom

Don’t wait any longer to own the motorcycle you’ve been wanting for years! Contact Joe’s today at (317) 405-8545 (East Location) or (317) 756-9180 (South Location) to find out more about the current inventory of motorcycles in our lot. We also sell a number of used cars, used trucks, and used vans at both of our Indianapolis locations.

Sources: “4 Tips for Buying a Used Motorcycle.” Blog Post. The Allstate Blog. Allstate. 04 Jun. 2019. Web. 12 Feb. 2019.