Buying a motorcycle online can be a positive experience since there are a lot more options, it can be more cost efficient and you can find something more unique. You can usually find exactly what you are looking for online, and it will take a lot less time then going to a dealership. From the comfort of your own home, you can find different models of motorcycles from all over the world. Once you find your desired motorcycle, don’t worry about picking it up! You can use enclosed auto transport with Direct Connect to deliver your motorcycle to all states in the U.S. or internationally.
Below are a few tips on how to buy a motorcycle online:
- Get a Motorcycle History Report – When you find a motorcycle that you like, get a motorcycle history report that can contain everything from accident reports to stolen or damaged titles. You can work this into the negotiation price, often giving you a lower price. This is important information that the seller might not tell you or reveal in photos that the history report can reveal.
- Warranty – The seller may offer a warranty if the motorcycle is damaged under a certain time period. Private sellers usually sell motorcycles in ‘as-is’ condition, and may not know the full condition of the motorcycle if it was purchased used. You may be able to go through the owner of the site you purchased the motorcycle to arrange a possible refund if the motorcycle arrived damaged or was not what was described in the ad.
- Financing – At the time of purchase, you most likely need to pay all up front. A private seller will usually not offer a payment plan. Each owner offers a different way to pay online, and many use PayPal or even allow debit or credit card purchases.
- Transfer the Title – The motorcycle owner will arrange for the title to be shipped to your location. Once you get the title, arrange for the title transfer with the DMV along with other needed paperwork from the DMV required to use the motorcycle legally on the road.
Once you have invested a lot of research into buying a motorcycle online, it is also a good idea to research a reliable automobile transportation company like Direct Connect Auto Transport. With over 20 years of auto and motorcycle shipping experience, they can deliver your motorcycle safely to where it needs to be. With 24/7 shipping tracking, you will always know the location of your motorcycle. So don’t invest time in researching a motorcycle online without researching a shipping company – it would be a shame to have an unreliable shipping company to ship, and possibly damage, your motorcycle!