If you are a young person then you may find that driving a motorcycle is a cool and exciting experience as compared to driving a car. You can also easily afford the vehicle, if you decide to buy used motor cycle.
Buying a harley davidson usager a vendre (English meaning is used Harley Davidson for sale) can be a very good decision, if you can find any clean bike and also save some of your hard-earned money too.
Not only that, you will save money on its customization too, as the previous owner must have done all that already.
Also, the price of Harleys will not depreciate so quickly as the legacy of the manufacturer will also carry forward as, well-engineered and top-quality motorcycles. If you decide to sell it in future then you can get good price too.
However, buying any used vehicle including Harley Davidson may not be as easy. There is every possibility that you may get totally ripped off if you do not check the vehicle properly.
It is therefore necessary to do some research about the model and evaluate it thoroughly before you close the deal.
Following are few key things that you must do, while buying any used Harley Davidson motor cycle.
- Select right model
The company makes certain changes every year in the motor cycle and therefore, select the model which is close to the latest model.
- Try to know about past history of motorcycle
Try to know all about its past history, any accident, oil changes, maintenance and whether it has clean title or a salvaged title.
- Assess its present condition
Have a good look at the motor cycle to check the condition and ensure that there is no mark of any damage, scratches or dent etc.
- Take a rest ride
Take a test ride and drive it in highway so that you can drive at his full speed to know whether you find any strange noise or vibration etc.
- Make post-ride check
After your test ride, check how much its engine is getting heated up and what is the status of fuel level or any smell coming out.
- Check mileage
Another important thing to check is its mileage and also ensure that the odometer is not tampered with.
- Confirm VIN and engine number
If all the above goes well, then check the VIN number and also the engine number.
- Negotiate the price
Finally, negotiate the price and it should be as per the prevailing market rate.