Buying a motorcycle for the first time can be exciting. Choosing to buy a used but nice motorcycle is a smart choice. Choosing to buy a used motorcycle for the very first time from a private seller can be... well, tricky. The following buying tips should be followed closely when you buy a motorcycle from anyone who is not a dealer.
Absolutely test-drive the bike. If you have never been on a motorcycle before, or you have never been on one as a driver, bring a friend who rides and drives regularly.