Should You Buy A New Bike or Used Bike?

Akash Vashisth
Akash Vashisth
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Planning to get a bike, but confused about whether you should buy a new motorcycle or go for a used bike? Well, there’s certainly nothing that can beat the feel of bringing a brand new bike home from a showroom. However, from a financial perspective, buying a second hand bike is definitely a better idea!

We can’t tell you which way to go but what we can do is help you figure out what’s the right option for you. Here are a few things that you must consider when debating on new bike Vs used bike:

Price

The most crucial deciding factor has to be your budget. Obviously, a new bike is going to cost more, while a used bike comes at a depreciated price because it is, well, used. The highest depreciation in a new bike happens in the first year of ownership (about 30%) plus added cost of registration and road taxes. Also, there is no margin for negotiation with a new bike, but when you’re buying a second-hand model, you can get quite a few great options within your price range. The drawback though is that buying a used bike entails some hidden costs for initial repairs and service. However, at BIKES24, all our bikes undergo 100+ point inspection by expert technicians so that you can be 100 per cent sure of the bike's condition and also, verify it with the Inspection Report available with every used single bike we sell. Thereby, keeping your spend in check and making it a valuable purchase.

Condition

It’s a no brainer that a new motorcycle will have better features along with newer technologies and safety equipment, like ABS, traction control, etc. They also come with a warranty, which means you’ll be covered in the event any mechanical fault or component failure. On the flip side, the condition of a used bike totally depends on the previous owner: he could have taken good care of it or could have crashed it a million times and put it back together – you’ll never know. Hence, it is very important to buy a second-hand bike from a trusted source or an organized pre-owned bike company like us.

Also Read: Tips, Tricks And Things To Check Before Purchasing Second Hand Two Wheelers

Also, purchasing a bike that's a few months old with a few hundred kilometers on the ODO is a better deal than a brand new one. Less than three year old second hand Royal Enfield, KTM, Bajaj, TVS, Hero, Honda bikes and scooters are available for a little more than half the cost of a new one.

Interested in One? Check out the used bike for sale in Delhi

Purpose

Eventually, it all comes down to what you need.

A lot also depends on whether you need a bike for daily chores or just for occasional use. Office goers seek bikes that give good mileage and easy on maintenance for daily commute between office and home. On the other hand, students and youngsters might want something that is powerful yet delivers decent mileage; that serves as a daily commuter as well as a mean machine for long rides and road trips with friends.

The majority of women and girls prefer non-geared scooters like Honda Activa or Dio, but times are changing! Don’t be surprised if you a woman zips past you in an Enfield or even a superbike! Bikes are never gender-biased if you can ride one, buy one!

If you’re yet to learn how to ride, would you rather see your new bike scraped and its engine gone for a toss, while you figure out how to use the clutch-gear-accelerator the right way? Used bikes are undoubtedly the best choice for leaner and beginner riders before they upgrade to a shiny new one.

Our suggestion is to keep an eye out on BIKES24 for great offers and deals on second hand bikes, and you just might get lucky enough to get a Steal Deal that meets your current needs, and lets you save money on your dream bike.

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