Motorcycles have become an important mode of transportation both in rural and urban areas. City people like this as it helps to travel with less traffic and freedom in moving. On the other hand rural people use this as the main transportation for moving to one place to another. Some people buy new bikes, some like to have a used one. It depends on the budget and taste of the users.
The many benefits of owning a motorcycle, especially the traffic-clogged streets of big cities like Dhaka, Chittagong or Khulna are to get rid from this hazard. Motorbikes are slim, slender and agile, flexible in swerving through the corners of the many cars, buses, trucks and vans crowding up the streets of the capital. An added bonus, the cherry on top so to speak, is that they are also quite affordable. They also minimize the travel time in rural areas.
Basics of motorcycle buying
The basics of buying any type of transport vehicle are roughly the same. It starts off with having a clear list of the things you require from your vehicle, what purpose you are buying it for, what you would want it to look like. After that, you are to look into your financials and determine how much of what you require and desire you can actually afford to pay for. Then, you go hunting. If you have a particular build or model in mind, then the process is even shorter. Regardless, scanning the markets and showrooms and doing ample reason on the technicalities are always a must. These are all preliminaries of Vehicle Buying 101 and then apply to motorcycles too.
Why a new motorcycle?
With the preliminaries out of the way, another relevant concern is the choice between buying “new” and buying a used bike. Admittedly, getting someone to agree on a brand new, shiny and fully unused motorcycle doesn’t take much convincing, but one does need to know of the exact benefits and drawbacks before making an informed decision.
Before launching on to the many advantages from buying a brand new motorcycle, let’s take a wiser route by pointing out the one drawback of buying a new bike – the higher cost. Naturally, new models cost more than used models of bikes and they also tend to depreciate faster, especially in the first year.
Despite the high cost, buying a new motorcycle also entails several benefits that far outweigh the 2 drawbacks of high prices and more rapid depreciation. They are as follows:
- Unused and completely unharmed. (No marks, dents or scratches)
- Better (and un-used) warranty.
- Latest technological features such as fuel injection, among others.
An additional word of advice, whether you choose to go for used or brand new models, is to have the bike inspected professionally. A more interesting suggestion, meanwhile, is to sit on and try out every bike in the showroom that looks inviting. Since your vehicle is the one commodity that you are to be spending the most amount of time with, given the traffic , it might as well be one that you are comfortable in and one that you love.
The most popular brands for new motorcycle are Yamaha, Bajaj, Hero and TVS. New generation people like to have a bike which has some sporty looks. Some Chinese brands are very popular in the rural areas as they are very cheap and the fuel consumption is also low.