• What to Check For When Buying a Used Motorcycle?

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    There are so many things to consider in the process of choosing a used motorcycle. First of all, what kind of used motorcycle do you want? Where should you look to buy it at? What should you look out for when looking at different bikes? Here are some pointers that you might find useful:

    1. Decide why you need a bike?

      What kind of riding are you planning on doing the most? Is it for commuting in the city, touring long distances, racing/sports or a combination of these? Think long and hard before you make your decision. Sure it sounds exciting to own a super-fast sport bike, but is it a viable option when you are mainly stuck in traffic everyday commuting to and from work?

    2. Where should you look for a used bike?

      It is always best to look for a reputable dealership when you need a used bike. This is because there is some reliability when it comes to service later on. Most dealerships offer warranties, and if they don’t, they will repair your bikes if it has any problems within the first few months of purchase. Private sales offer no such claims. However, their bikes are priced at lower prices. If you have no choice but to buy from a private party, make sure that you take the bike to a reputable dealership to have it inspected and assessed by professionals. Dealerships are a safer bet any day because they can also do an ownership history and make sure that the bike is not stolen. If you spend some more money now, it could benefit on the long run

    3. Check out the bike yourself.

      If a bike is maintained well, it should be in good condition even after years of use. A thorough inspection of the bike will tell you a lot about how the bike has been handled and cared for. You can even tell what potential problems you might face in the future. Take the bike for a ride to get a feel for yourself. Make sure you are carrying your license. Test and see if the brakes are smooth and even. They should definitely not pulsate, which is a sign of warped disks. Check the gears. It should be a smooth transformation and it should feel firm. You should feel like you are in complete control. It should not feel choppy. The bike should feel stable on the ride. Test on a clean road without any road humps or potholes. Weave left and right and see if it seems in control. Listen closely for any unfamiliar noises from the engine and excessive vibrations. There should not be any creaking or rattling from the suspension. If you hear anything unusual ask the seller. Sometimes unusual noises are just characteristic of the particular bike and doesn’t necessarily indicate an issue. After the ride, check the bike again for any leaks or drips. Check the oil through the sight glass. Or you could wait for the engine to cool and then use the dipstick. Most semi or full synthetic oils will darken after only a few miles. That is normal.

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    5. Ask for the service history so that you know that the seller has been regular in the maintenance of the bike. If available, get an owner's manual and factory toolkit. Before you negotiate the price, make sure you know the fair market value. Do some research for this. Be realistic and be fair. A private seller might see this bike as more than just a sale, thus may feel insulted if your offer is too low. At a dealership, the salesperson will have targets to meet, so there is a limit that he cannot cross when negotiating.

    What to Check For When Buying a Used Motorcycle? Reviews

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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've been using the ICICI Lombard Bike Insurance For three years. I have paid 8000 for three years. It covers fiber parts and metal parts. No claim experience. The premium gets auto debited via ECS. Overall it has been a good experience even though I don't have any claim experience.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the New India Assurance company. Customer service is good one too and the response is also better one too. I am really happy with them and I have not faced any such issues with them as such.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Need to explore"
      0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
      I am having the two wheeler with the United India Insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good and I have not experienced any claims with them till now and everything is better one for me with them.
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      , greater noida
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I do have the two wheeler, which got insured with the ICICI Lombard general insurance company and everything is an excellent one for me. I have faced some claims with them at initial stage and everything is good with the ICICI lombard general insurance company.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "BEST"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have been using my two wheeler insurance since last 4 years. I have got through the showroom where i have got my two wheeler. Payment i do through the cash for every year. Premium is normal when compared to the others. I had a claim and it is good.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a bike insurance policy with the Bajaj Allianz. I pay a premium of 1100 per year, I do not have any claim experience with the policy. My agent collect the premium for this policy. Overall ti has been a hassle free experience so far.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with Bajaj Allianz from last 6 months, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 which has to be paid every year for this insurance policy.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have a health insurance with Bajaj Allianz from last 1 year, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount as my company pays it. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance and i have a coverage of Rs 4 lakhs for this insurance.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with National insurance from last 5-6 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 which has to be paid every year for this insurance and i have not claimed anything so far from this insurance.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken a two wheeler insurance policy in the ICICI . Whenever i visit the petrol, i used to take the insurance over there. I never claimed the policy so far. I used to pay the premium amount of Rs. 800. I used to make the payment through cash. I'm not aware of the plans and benefits of the policy. I have taken this policy 1 year.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • Oriental Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service so far"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've a bike insurance policy with the Oriental Insurance Company, I pay a premium of 1600, I do not have any claim experience with the policy. So far it has been a good experience with the policy. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my claim in case if I'll have any in future.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've been using the United India Bike insurance for a while. I am paying a premium of 1180 per year. I am paying it office. The service is a good. There is no Claim experience with this policy. This policy only covers metal parts of the bike. Overall it has been a hassle free experience with the United India.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The premium which i have to pay for my two Wheeler insurance is 2500 for 2 years. The policy has been taken from ICICI Lombard. They provide 100% coverage and accidental coverage. I have no claim for my two wheeler. Its a good policy.
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      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 1 month, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1470 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Wonderful"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the Bajaj allianz general insurance company. I would like to say that the premium amount is around 5500 Rupees. Customer service is good and the response is nice one too with the Bajaj allianz general insurance company.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good "
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having the two wheeler insurance policy with the ICICI Lombard general insurance company. I have paid around 1100 Rupees as premium. I have not faced any claims with them till now and everything is better one with the ICICI lombard general insurance company.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with National insurance from last 20 years and it is one of the good policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy and i pay a premium of Rs 750 for this insurance.
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with IFFCO TOKYO from last 1 year, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1100 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the Iffco tokio general insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good one too with them and everything is super one too. I am happy with the Iffco tokio general insurance company till now.
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      , vijayawada
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am using two wheeler insurance policy from the Bajaj Allianz general insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good one and the coverage value is around twenty five thousand Rupees to thirty thousand Rupees.
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      , guntur
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
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