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  • Should you buy a new or used motorcycle?

  • More so than with cars, motorcyclists ride, crash, and tinker with their bikes and buying new means you get a fresh slate. Buying used means the person could have taken immaculate care of their bike or left it outside to rot.

  • How much does it cost to buy a motorcycle?

  • The cost of your motorcycle depends greatly on the type of motorcycle you choose and whether you buy used or new. Used bikes typically start as low as a few hundred dollars, and new bikes start at around $3,000. However, in addition to the cost of the motorcycle itself, there are many extra costs associated with buying a motorcycle.

  • What should I look for when buying a motorcycle?

  • As a general rule, we recommend you look for motorcycles with fewer than 20,000 miles. If you are buying a bike from a private seller 鈥?such as from someone who posted their motorcycle on Craigslist or eBay 鈥?you can take steps to ensure you ride away with a bike that’s a good value. Know what the motorcycle is worth.

  • How to buy a motorcycle in Your Name?

  • Register the motorcycle right away in your name. Your local motor vehicle department will check the VIN to see if there is any problem. When buying the bike from a private seller, you and the seller may have to go to a notary to finalize the registration, license plate, and title.