Many are sceptic about buying used two-wheelers!
Can I really get a good deal? Can I trust the seller? Is it in good condition? Will it give me a huge maintenance bill?
This guide will clear your doubts and help you take the right decisions to buy a good used bike that will last through time.
- Deciding On A Good Bike:
To Start Off, choose a bike model.
When considering the style quotient, there are eight basic types of two-wheeler motorcycles to choose from: Standard, Cruiser, Sport Bike, Touring, Sport Touring, Dual Sport, Scooter, Moped and Off-road. When it comes to ride comfort and handling, check the suspension (as a driver and as a passenger) and weight balance. If you are unsure, speak to experts online or offline. Always watch expert reviews online to avoid false information.
Touch, Feel And Analyse the used two-wheeler.
Go around the vehicle. Check for scratches, damages or dents on the outer body. Check if there are any fluid leakages. Analyse the condition of the tyres and check when they were replaced last, if any. Toggle the switches and ensure that the lights, horns or any other manufacturer specified features (like side stand engine cut off, idle time engine cut off, DRL) work properly.
Always, Ride First And Buy Next! Test drive the used two-wheeler feel the working condition of the vehicle.
Check the acceleration, brakes and handling. Any noises, jerks or vibrations may mean that you require a thorough re-check of the vehicle, before buying. A feelgood ride with no noises, hesitations and smooth acceleration should promise you a good buy.
Lights And Brakes must be checked for twice.
Check if all lights turn on and if the brightness is sufficient to light-up your ride. If the used vehicle is running on halogen or HID lights, do consider replacing them with brighter, cost efficient and long-lasting LED alternatives. Most previous gen two-wheelers come with drum brakes, which are prone to wear and tear. If they get worn out excessively, you will feel vibrations in the pedal during the test drive. If needed, do consider changing them to the more safer disc brake alternative.
Check All The Papersof the two-wheeler:
RC book, insurance, original invoice, pollution control certificate and extended warranty (if availed). While verifying the papers, check the VIN number (vehicle identification number) against the number on the records. VIN number is a unique serial number to identify the vehicle and can be located as a stamp behind the headlight on the steering neck.
To Finish Off, get your two-wheeler inspected by a mechanic.
Though not a mandate (like the other steps above) this will give you an accurate estimate of how much the two-wheeler is worth. In terms of repair work, the mechanic will let you know the cost to shell out for repair or replacing parts (if needed). If you are worried about inspection, check out used two-wheelers in Gaadi Bazaar. We offer 100% certified used two-wheelers and provide you a hassle-free experience.
- Transfer Of Bike Ownership
After deciding and buying the two-wheeler, you will need to transfer the ownership of the two-wheeler. Here is how to transfer ownership in three effortless steps as per Rule 81 of the Central Motor vehicles Rule, 1989:
- Apply for transfer of bike ownership: You can apply for transfer only at the same RTO as to where the two-wheeler was registered when it was first bought.
- Visit the Directorate of Transport office (DTO) with filled up Form 29 and Form 30. You will also need to carry the original documents of the two-wheeler: Original RC, insurance copy, tax paid receipts and recent emission test. Apart from these three passport size photos and address proof of seller are needed.
- After verification, the registering authority will transfer the ownership of the bike within 14 days.
Note: If the two-wheeler is bought from another region or RTO an NOC is required. If the seller bought the two-wheeler on loan, then a NOC by the banker is required.
If you choose to buy from Gaadi Bazaar, hassle free RC transfer from seller to buyer is done at our end.
- How to Transfer Bike Insurance?
Here is what you need to do to transfer bike insurance:
- Apply for an insurance transfer after bike ownership transfer (within 15 days from the date of ownership transfer). Ensure you take all the two-wheeler papers along with you.
- Personal IDs of the owner and the buyer like PAN, AADHAR, or Driver’s License should be carried for the insurance transfer.
- Third-party insurance of the owner must be submitted for the transfer to calculate the bike insurance premium.
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