How to Get the Best Price on Your First Motorcycle
If you can feel a sense of wanderlust welling up inside of you, urging you to explore the open road, then you should maybe consider investing in a motorcycle. These two-wheeled chariots are the perfect way to cathartically exercise any adventurous impulses you may be having.
However, navigating a motorcycle dealership can be a little tricky. Of course, motorcycle dealers are similar to car dealerships in many ways, but they’re also different in other ways, too, which can make buying your first motorcycle trickier than you think. Here are a few tips to help.
Do Some Research First.
You don’t necessarily need to know what bike you want before walking through the motorcycle dealership’s doors, but you should have done some research first to familiarize yourself with the various makes and models. For example, you should know what prices the Kelley Blue Book says are fair for the various kinds of Victory bikes before you go to any Triumph Victory motorcycle dealers.
Take a Motorcycle Safety Course.
Motorcycle safety courses can familiarize you with the basics of riding and motorcycle mechanics, as well teach you some advanced techniques, like performing emergency evasive maneuvers. Taking one of these courses will also allow you to skip the road-test and/or the written part of the motorcycle licensing process. Plus, you may also get a nice discount on your insurance, too.
Wait Until the End of the Season.
If you can hold off on buying your new motorcycle right away, you may be able to get a better price. Motorcycle dealers are much more willing to haggle over prices at the end of the season. At this point in time, making room to display next year’s models is more important than making a big profit.
It’s exactly as they say — knowledge is power. Taking a safety class and doing some research can go a long way to getting a better price on a bike, as can waiting until the end of the season. If you have any questions about working with motorcycle dealers, feel free to ask in the comments. References.