Owing a motorcycle has become more important these days. Most of the people today find it a necessity rather than a fashion or a fantasy. People have become more conscious about saving money and are opting to buy a second handed motorcycle (รับซื้อมอเตอร์ไซค์มือสอง, which is the term in Thai). If you’re one among such people then, here are a few things you need to consider before purchasing a second-hand motorcycle.
Perform Proper Research:
Once you’re clear with the purpose then perform proper research regarding various aspects. Research well about the model you are looking for. Check for prices of the motorcycle on different platforms. This is because prices would differ from one dealer to another. Also, the price differs from online portals and other sources. Also, find out whether the parts of the motorcycle you’re willing to buy are available in the market or not.
Inspect The Motorcycle Thoroughly:
Ask for a test-ride. It is highly recommended not to buy any vehicle without taking a test-ride. And especially, when you’re looking to buy a second-hand motorcycle do not take decisions without having a test ride. Inspect various aspects like mileage, performance, damaged parts, scratches, rust, battery, gears, air cleaner, leakage of oil, etc. Engine checks and oil checks are a must.
Check The Paperwork:
Once you’re done with test-ride and if you feel that motorcycle is the right one, then check the documents. Proper documentation is a must. Before buying any motorcycle for sale (,ขายมอเตอร์ไซค์, term in Thai), make sure it has all the required documents. The documents that one must have are Registration certificate i.e. the RC book, valid insurance, sales receipt, a valid tax certificate, pollution under control certificate, no objection certificate, records of service history, and finally the motorcycle manual. Go ahead only if the above-mentioned paperwork is clear and transparent.
Negotiate For The Price:
Most of the people take a back step just because they’re not getting the motorcycle at the price they wished for. Negotiation is also a significant part. Follow certain tips while negotiating or bargaining. Be well prepared and do a little bit of homework before the negotiation. You’ve to be firm and determined. Never agree for the first deal or the offer the person makes. Remember, while buying a motorcycle many other things contribute to effective negotiation. Do not be emotional while negotiating. And one important tip is that you must be willing to walk away at any time. You must simply leave if the deal offered is quite high.