We have selected some essential tips to help consumers who want to change vehicles or buy a motorcycle for sale (ขาย มอเตอร์ไซค์ which is the term in Thai) for the first time.
- Know Your Needs
The first step in buying a motorcycle is understanding your needs and knowing your budget well. “There are several types of motorcycles on the market: big trail, custom, street, super sports, among others. To travel, for example, the idea is to bet on a big trail or a custom. That’s because they provide more comfort with their formats. As for work and day to day, maybe a street fits better”, explains the specialist. Set your priorities and start researching options that meet them. Thus, the chances of regret are diminished.
- Analyze New And Pre-Owned Options
“The decision for a new or used model depends a lot on the buyer’s profile. New motorcycle results in higher expenses for documentation and registration; however, the automakers offer a 2-to-5-year warranty, which relieves the rider of maintenance costs during this period”.
The zero-kilometer motorcycle suffers from market depreciation but can improve the previous lines. Finally, with the same amount invested, it may be possible to buy a new motorcycle or acquire a more powerful alternative or with more options, but semi-new. Which option will suit you best?
- When Buying A Used Motorcycle, Consult The Mechanic
To ensure the safety of the rider and passenger when buying a big bike for sale (ขายบิ๊กไบค์ which is the term in Thai), it is essential to pay attention to the origin of the motorcycle. “Before closing the deal, take the motorcycle to a reliable workshop for an evaluation,” warns the consultant. Identifying defects and maintenance requirements can also mean a discount on the negotiation.
- Take The Test Drive
Many forget to check an important aspect when buying a motorcycle: the driver’s height to the vehicle. “This is a point that greatly influences comfort and ergonomics. For a very tall person, for example, a sports motorcycle can bring discomfort – this is because to ride it, you have to bend your body”. To avoid making a mistake, it is recommended to get on and ride the bike paying attention to the ergonomic aspects. For this, the test drive is essential.
- Ease Of Maintenance
The certainty of viable maintenance is also a point to consider when buying a motorcycle. “It helps a lot to know if the chosen brand is established in the country. The information guarantees that necessary parts will be found more easily in the future”. The cost of maintenance and components also tends to be more competitive if the manufacturer is installed or well established in the country. Also, according to the specialist, attention to this item should be redoubled if the chosen vehicle is imported