One of the biggest commitments I made towards becoming a dedicated cyclist was buying my motorcycle. The one thing I learnt is that the excitement of getting a new bike wears off quickly if you have a poor after-sales service.

So, where do you begin?

I learnt the hard way that there are so many benefits that come from purchasing a new motorbike directly from a dealer than getting a used one. Frankly, so many costs are bypassed with a new bike compared to a secondhand one from Craigslist or ebay.

Getting a good motorcycle dealership is a challenge that I hadn’t thought of until I started shopping for my first bike.

Here are the top 3 things to look for in a  motorcycle traders:

1.  Customer service

A good dealer can be spotted from looking at how they treat their customers. This applies to any business entity. In my experience, a dealer that can pick the best motorcycle to suit your needs is the best person you can have by your side. Get a trader who listens to what you need and explains the various motorcycle aspects to help you make an informed buying decision.

2.  Motorcycle variety

Another important thing is seeking a trader with a variety of motorcycles for you to choose. From Honda to Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha among other brands and models. A wide variety gives you many options for you to select what you love. I find that I make the best decision when my options aren’t limited.

3.  Maintenance and service

Will you be getting any after-service for the motorbike you are purchasing?

I realised that as a dedicated cyclist, my motorcycle goes through a lot of tear and wear. As a result, the motorcycle trader you engage should be in a position to provide maintenance services for your bike. If you get a dealer who offers service and maintenance, your spare parts worries are dealt with.

Remember that a good price isn’t equivalent to a good trader. Before committing to signing the dotted line, carry out ample research on the trader. Find their reputation, reliability, and customer service. See how the employees are interacting and dealing with their customers. It’s always better safe than sorry.

I hope these tips will help you choose a dealer that not only treats motorcycles with respect but has taken a ride on every motorcycle they sell.

Tips to help you pick the right motorbike