The demand for motorcycles is increasing. A vehicle that, due to its economy, speed, ease of parking, lower emissions, lower purchase price, as well as the unique driving pleasure it provides, is becoming increasingly successful. If you are thinking about purchasing a motorcycle or buying a motorcycle for sale (ขาย มอเตอร์ไซค์ which is the term in Thai), keep the essentials to know, reflect, and ask.
- Use Of The Motorcycle
The market offers various models for all tastes, shapes, and uses. The right option is a “scooter” or motorcycle of medium displacement, which is economical, reliable, and easy to drive for the city. If you want buy a motorcycle (รับซื้อมอไซค์ which is the term in Thai) for off-road routes or long trips, the case changes. More multipurpose models allow mixed-use, both in and out of town.
It is also essential to know if you will be carrying another passenger frequently. In this case, you should think about the passenger’s well-being and opt for a model in which factors such as the size of the motorcycle, the position of the rider and passenger, the availability of bags, and general comfort on board are taken into account.
- Driving Experience
You should choose a motorcycle that you can ride safely, considering your experience, the dimensions, weight, power, and characteristics of the motorcycle. Do not opt for top models at first or for which you have no experience. General consensus: progressively evolve in the choice and purchase of motorcycles, according to experience and needs.
Price is a key element in any purchase. The market options are extensive and not just limited to the bike’s value. You should also consider the associated costs: maintenance, taxes, consumption, and insurance for your motorcycle. Depending on the use and model chosen, also count on the necessary investment in suitable equipment (helmet, coat, boots, pants, gloves).
- Suitable Model
Before buying, take a driving test. This is the best way to know if it is the right choice. A suitable model also has to do with the physical and individual ability to handle motorcycles that can reach more than 300 kilos in weight, not forgetting the luggage and the hanger.
In addition, a large, wide, and heavy motorcycle is often not the most suitable for city meandering or constant stops on tiptoe in traffic light areas, often dripping with oil or in historical centers with sloping and slippery.
- Safe Equipment
Experts know this, and beginners should never forget that a motorcycle should always have as many safety systems as possible. The highlight for ABS is mandatory for motorcycles with more than 125 cc and is available as an option in some models with smaller displacements.