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  • Questions to Ask While Buying a Used Two Wheeler

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    Buying a second hand or used vehicle is no more considered as a non-viable option, nowadays second hand vehicles sell like hot cakes on both online and offline platforms. There are so many new companies who sell only used vehicle like a brand new one. People love to ride bikes and go on long rides or even road trips but not all of them can choose to buy a brand new one. For such bike fanatics, buying a second hand vehicle is money saving as well as pocket friendly. And let’s face it being a bike-rider is a cool thing today.

    Either through a company or through a private vendor, where, how, which two wheeler to buy? Is a daunting question. We are always spoilt for choices and it’s easy to get lost. There are chances where you can even end up with a stolen motorcycle or come to know of the defects only after few days of purchasing the two wheeler.

    So, while buying a second hand or used two wheeler, there are some questions you need to ask the owner and do a background check on the seller.

    Questions to Ask When Buying Used Motorcycle
    Questions to Ask When Buying Used Motorcycle

    Here are few questions you want to ask the buyer before you start the purchase process:

    • How many years since you bought the bike?
    • Is it serviced on regular intervals?
    • For what kind of usage did you buy the vehicle?
    • Has your bike been in any accident?
    • Was this a new two wheeler or a used bike when you purchased?
    • Is the bike involved in any legal dispute?
    • How many times have you dropped the vehicle?
    • Is the engine working in good condition?
    • Is the tyre of the two wheeler changed as mentioned by the dealer after riding for desired number kilometers?
    • Have you replaced any part of the bike with the original?
    • Is the paint on the vehicle original or has there been any touch-ups?
    • Where do you service the bike?
    • Did you buy the two wheeler on cash or finance?
    • Is it insured along with third party insurance? Do you have the title?
    • Do you have all the serviced records?
    • Do you park the vehicle inside or outside the house?
    • Was your two wheeler taken for parking in the non-parking area?
    • Does it give a good mileage if I decide to take it for a long ride?
    • Have you taken the two wheeler on off road condition?
    • How often do you use your two wheeler?
    • Is there any scratches or dents on bikes that I should know off?
    • Why did you decide to sell the bike?
    • Have you been penalized for triple riding or driving without helmet?
    • Is there any weather checking and good tread?
    • Does it leave too much smoke from the emission pipes?
    • Have you done emission test on regular basis?
    • Have you claimed the insurance, if yes, how many times and for what reasons?
    • Does it have excessive miles?
    • Have you replaced the seat cover anytime?
    • Have you tried servicing t before you decided to sell?
    • Have you replaced any fiber part of the body of the vehicle?
    • What is the power of the vehicle?
    • What sort of insurance did you buy?
    • Does it have complete set of documents?
    • What is the cost of the bike?
    • What is the engine capacity?
    • Have you oiled the vehicle properly?

    These above questions are important because it says a lot about the history of the motorcycle and If you think the history of the bike is not important, then you are in trouble. This is one of the major mistakes that we do because we tend to overlook few things which are vital while buying a used vehicle. You can also check for these offers on third-party websites to know better offers on the same model. Do a thorough research on both online and offline market to get the best deal.

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