The lack of stock and the price lead to the sale of used motorcycles


The multitude of offers on the market (9%), the use we are going to give it (6%), being able to test one with special characteristics (3%) are other reasons for the Spaniards to buy a second-hand motorcycle

For every motorcycle bought new, two and a half second-hand motorcycles are sold and in the last year the market for this type of vehicle in Spain has grown by 25%. A demand encouraged by the price, the lack of stock or the long delay in getting the new model they wanted. And it is that the lack and rise in the price of raw materials, components and basic electronic chips for the manufacture of motorcycles is driving up both the prices of the vehicles and the production time, causing the sales of eight in ten used motorcycles.

In addition, the multitude of offers on the market (9%), the use we are going to give it (6%), being able to try one with special features (3%) are other reasons for the Spaniards to buy one. used motorcycle. But whatever the reason for buying a used motorcycle, there are a number of aspects to consider, the AMV experts have a range of
advice so we get the one that fits best to our needs:

Analyze what we need: It’s not the same to use it to be constantly on the go, to work or just to take a break. In addition, we may be tempted to buy one with a large displacement and that we will not need later, we must keep in mind that, in general, the greater the power, the more we will pay for insurance. So if we are going to use it for all kinds of trips and especially around the city center, with a scooter, preferably a 250 cc, we have more than enough.

Let us knowa: Features, spare parts, reliability, problems it usually has, maintenance costs, most frequent breakdowns… The internet is the best place to get all the information we need, as there are many forums, specialized pages or owner’s clubs where we can contact us to inform us before buying it.

Choose the bestseller: If we choose a person, we have the advantage that we can negotiate the price with more flexibility, but we will have to make a request to test the motorcycle, and it is very important that the condition and mileage are assessed by a expert mechanic. If we go to a motorcycle dealer or shop, we will find a larger offer, warranty and discount option, but the transaction will be more expensive.

Check the general condition of the vehicle: It is essential to personally check the general condition of the motorcycle as the photos can often be misleading. The best part is that we do it during the day and we can start it and run it for a spin. Don’t forget to check the starter, fairing, seat, chassis, screens, rust, tires, lights, brakes… You will also need to check the mileage of the vehicle, but you must be careful as the tachometer can be easily manipulated. And if we’re determined, have a mechanic do a more in-depth assessment. Likewise, it is advisable not to buy motorcycles that have stood still for a long time, as it is easier to replace parts, tires, rubber bands or hoses. But if we are into repair or restoration, we may be able to get a good price for it from the seller, considering the condition and subsequent investment to be made. Finally, we need to make sure that all elements are original or approved. And if there have been changes, that they are included in the technical data sheet of the vehicle.

Make sure everything is okay: To ensure that all payments are up to date, we must request a full report from the DGT with its history and an information note from the Register of Movable Property. In this way we also check whether it is not a returned motorcycle and whether he has paid the motor vehicle tax, identification of the owner, municipality where the motorcycle is domiciled, mileage, number of owners or any current fines. It is also important that the ITV is approved as recently as possible, as the law is not only a ‘guarantee’ that it must work properly, but also won’t allow the transfer of ownership if it has not been approved. The full report also gives us the history of the ITV. In addition, the vehicle must also have a circulation permit, which we must change to our name as soon as possible, in order not to have problems in the event of an accident, and valid motorcycle insurance.

Formalize the purchase agreement: If we reach an agreement with the seller, a purchase agreement must be drawn up, in which he proves that he is the owner of the motorcycle. We do not have to incur any financial costs in advance. The normal course of business is that the delivery of the motorcycle and the payment take place simultaneously and that they provide us with an invoice for that concept. In the event that we acquire the motorcycle in an establishment, we must ensure that they provide us with a one-year warranty and that this is reflected in a document. And if we want to save time and paperwork, even if it tells us a little more, let’s delegate the motorcycle ownership change procedures to the professionals of an agency.

Source: La Verdad


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