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Should You Buy a New Or a Used Motorcycle?

Trying to choose a motorcycle can be overwhelming. There are so many different models out there, serving a variety of different riding styles. One of the choices you’ll have to make outside of this is between buying a new motorcycle or a used one. Each one has its benefits and its drawbacks, so it’s important to fully consider all your options before you make your final choice.

Family Powersports Odessa, serving West Texas, is your local motorcycle dealership. As such, we’ve provided this breakdown of the pros and cons of new versus used when it comes to buying a bike. Bring us any questions you may have when you’re finished reading!

New Bikes

You can find a lot of reasons to love new bikes! They’re high-performance and at the peak of their abilities. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite pros for buying new.

Full Warranty Coverage

A new motorcycle comes with a warranty to protect you in the event that repairs are needed. Service is often covered completely for a certain length of time following your purchase and you get to take full advantage of the warranty’s coverage for this.

The Latest Technology

Do you love taking advantage of the most recent developments in technology? A new motorcycle will come loaded up with all the modern features you love, like digital displays, lightweight construction materials and bold designs. If having the most recent features is important to you, then buying new will make the most sense.

Used Bikes

On the other hand, used bikes also have plenty to offer you. Saving money is always a good thing, after all! Check out some of the reasons to consider them below.

Lower Cost

Any used bike will cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars less than its newer counterpart. If you’re a prospective buyer on a budget, that savings can be pretty substantial. Depreciation occurs quickly on any bike once it’s driven off the lot, so you can save a bundle by avoiding it entirely when you buy used. You might even be able to get a higher-quality bike used than you could afford if it came new. Lower insurance costs and lower repair costs are added bonuses of buying used!

More Choices

New bikes are limited to whatever has come out in the last year or so. But when you buy used, you’re able to look at inventory from multiple years, including vintage styles! If there’s an older bike you’ve just got to get your hands on, chances are extremely high you’re only going to find it secondhand. You’ll have access to so many more choices, as well as tons of information about each model from both industry professionals and private owners to help you determine whether it’s suitable for you. Avoid the worst of the lot by doing your research to locate a good-quality used motorcycle that will give you years of joy.

As far as drawbacks go, the reasons to avoid buying new include not having enough feedback to know whether a particular model is good or if it’s a lemon and having to spend more money on both the sticker price and insurance. Drawbacks of buying used include hidden mechanical issues and the lack of modern updates. Think carefully about your choice and what’s most important to you when shopping for a bike. When you’re ready to take a look at some great models, visit our Odessa dealership! We’ll be happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Family Powersports Odessa proudly serves the cities of Andrews and Midland, Texas.

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