The old Romans had a phrase, caveat emptor, let the buyer beware. Definitely pertains to today’s subject on where to find cheap motorcycles. I’m Jeff Jannett, master technician, Harley Davidson certified with South Side Choppers, St. Pete, Florida. We’ll be discussing that topic today. Cheap motorcycles, cheap being a relative term. What’s cheap to me may not necessarily be cheap to you. What I would recommend is one – think about the total dollar amount you’re prepared to spend on the motorcycle.
Two – what type of use is it going to be for daily transportation, you need it to be reliable, therefore cheap may not always be the best deal. Three – if it’s just going to be for simple recreation use, ride it in fairweather days, then maybe you don’t have to worry about reliability so much. However, the best place to find motorcycle deals usually are in your local trader magazines, almost any convenience store is going to carry some form of trader magazine, motorcycle trader, auto trader, boat trader, so forth. You also have classifieds in the newspapers. Folks sometimes get in a bind for money, especially in these financial times, they’re looking to get rid of something, they have a bike, they want to move it or get out from under the payment, and that might be your best bet. My best recommendation though is if you’re looking for something cheap, definitely have it checked out by a motorcycle shop. Our shop for example offers what we call a check and advise.
We do an eighty-three point inspection on the motorcycle. We go over it from head to toe and we tell you what this bike is going to need, problems you’re looking at. At least if you could have that done before you buy the motorcycle, you might have a little bit more peace of mind and not worry so much about it after you’ve paid for it. And then find you have a problem with the motorcycle. So if you’re looking for cheap motorcycles, obviously, best spot I would recommend is your trader magazines first, classified second, and then if you’re not too worried about what state it’s in you could always go online, companies like eBay, they do have motorcycles and they can arrange shipping. So, there you have it, how to find a cheap motorcycle, your best bets and definitely want to have them checked out before you buy.