Tips for Buying a Motorcycle in the Bay Area – Part 1

We’ve all been there when deciding to purchase a motorcycle; “Should I buy new or used?”.  This post is the first in a three part series that will discuss the benefits of purchasing a new motorcycle. Parts two and three will discuss the benefits of purchasing a used motorcyle.

The following are the advantages or benefits of purchasing a new Honda motorcycle or new Suzuki motorcycle from a dealership such as Contra Costa Powersports:

1. Brand New Motorcycle – There is nothing better then the smell and feel of a brand new motorcycle.  Whether it’s the nubs on the tires of your new 2011 Honda CBR600rr or the smell of the kosmolene (the special preservative installed on new engines that burns off the first time the motor is heated up) coming from your new 2011 Suzuki GSXR750, you’ll know that every mile put on the bike was with you in the seat.  You won’t have to worry that the scheduled maintenance wasn’t done or that some cheapskate put off brand 87 octane gasoline in the tank.  It’s your bike and you can maintain it how you like. In addition, some models, such as the Honda CBR250r are so new that there are very few used ones on the market so you ahve to buy a new one.

2. Factory Warranty- All new Honda motorcyles and Suzuki motorcycles sold at Contra Costa Powersports come with a full one year factory warranty.  The warranty is comprehensive and essentially covers all parts of the motorcycle except for “wear type” items, or items that would naturally wear out under normal operation of the motorcycle, such as tires, brake pads, fluids, etc.  The warranty has a zero deductible, is good for unlimited miles, is fully transferable if you decide to sell your motorcycle and covers repairs at any authorized dealer. Up to four years of exteded warranty can also be purchased from the dealer.

3.  Incentivized Bank Financing – Suzuki and Honda are offering amazingly low finance rates right now.  Buyers can currently receive fixed rates as low as 1.99% on approved credit.  This is not a low teaser rate for the first two years that will skyrocket to 18-20% as some manufacturers are offering.  With Suzuki and Honda, the rate you are approved for is the same rate you will have throughout the loan. These incredibly low rates will save you thousand of dollars over the term of the loan. You can even get pre-approved for financing thru a secure online credit application.

4.  Newest Technology/Styling – There’s just something cool about having the newest motorcycle on the market.  Whether its the new 2011 GSXR600 boasting a new swing arm design and a dry weight that’s 22 lbs less than the 2009 version or the new 2012 Honda Goldwing with redesigned luggage and an upgraded premium sound system, you won’t be disappointed with a new Honda or Suzuki.

If you choose to purchase a new motorcycle, you won’t be disappointed.

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