How do you test drive a bike?
How To Test Ride A Motorcycle Before Buying
- Choosing the type of motorcycle. Unlike cars, the dynamics change heavily with the type of motorcycle you wish to purchase.
- Do your homework. Once you have selected the type of motorcycle.
- Seating on the motorcycle.
- Riding the motorcycle.
- Ride other motorcycles shortlisted.
- Ask about the smaller details on the bike.
Are test rides free?
The test ride of any bike is always free but it’s is an limited area you cannot take it far from that limit. You just need to show your licence and some paperwork and then you are ready to go.
Should you test ride a motorcycle?
Many dealerships and private sellers won’t allow you to test ride due to safety and insurance concerns. That’s why a thorough visual and mechanical inspection is so critical. In any event, it’s a good idea to check with the seller in advance how they handle test drives and come prepared.
Should I let someone test ride my motorcycle?
It is advised to let potential buyers test drive a motorcycle you are selling. It’s also advised to have collateral against the buyer during a test drive such as the full asking price in cash and/or their driver’s license in the case they steal the motorcycle or damage it.
What’s the best site to sell a motorcycle?
Here are a few market places that might help you get top dollar for your bike. Autotrader ( motorcycles only), Motorcycle Classics, and of course Cycle Trader. For local listings you might even try Oodle, Pennysaver, or one of my favorites, Offerup. Local listing platforms usually have lower or zero fees to sell.
Are KTM Motorcycles any good?
Based on a survey of more than 10 000 bike owners, Consumer Reports ranks KTM in 8th place in terms of reliability. Many adventure bike riders have ridden their KTMs around the world, and since 2001, KTM has won the Dakar Rally 18 years in a row. A well maintained KTM can be just as reliable as a Japanese bike.
How do you protect yourself when selling a motorcycle?
- Pretty much what he said.
- Meet somewhere public. Ideally under cctv coverage.
- Have someone with you.
- Make sure they – the prospective buyer – has a valid current motorcycle license.
- Absolutely no test ride without handing over the cash first.
- Cash only.
- If they decline to purchase then take an indirect route home.