When purchasing a used motorcycle, there are specific things to look for in order to get the most bang for your buck. You’re buying a motorcycle most likely because you love getting out on the open road. Enjoy that motorcycle for as long as possible with the following recommendations by Joe’s Auto Sales.

What to Look for In a Used Motorcycle

Lower Mileage

If possible, look for a used motorcycle with low mileage, anywhere between 10,000 – 15,000 miles. A vehicle with lower mileage means it still has a lot of life left in its engine. It also translates to less money spent on maintenance and repairs that are typically needed by older vehicles. 

History of the Vehicle

Wherever you choose to purchase a motorcycle, be sure to ask the owner or dealer about the history of the vehicle. What type of service has it already undergone? What kinds of repairs have already been made? Was the motorcycle in any accidents that you’re aware of? Knowing what type of condition the bike is in will give you a good idea of how long it will last.

Well-Maintained Condition

Not only should you look at the service history of the bike, but you should also check that it has been well-maintained since its first owner. If it’s been taken good care of, it will perform much better, as well as last longer. The resale value will also be greater if you have a used motorcycle in good condition.

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Our motto is, “Everybody rides at Joe’s!” We stand by that and will do our best to find the motorcycle perfect for you. With our buy-here-pay-here auto loans, our flexible payment options, and our first-class service center, you are in good hands with Joe’s. Contact us at our East Indianapolis location by calling (317) 405-8545. We gladly serve Avon, Danville, Speedway, Plainfield, and the Clermont area with our used cars, used trucks, used vans, and used SUVs.

Source: “The Cost of a Used Motorcycle: Can You Afford One?” Web article. Nada Guides. J.D. Power. Web. 16 Dec. 2020.