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The Ultimate Guide To Purchasing Vintage Motorcycles

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The Ultimate Guide To Purchasing Vintage Motorcycles

Daniel Roberts

You’ve made up your mind to take a vintage motorcycle for a spin—one that will be all yours. If you think that simply having an epiphany about buying your dream bike is enough, think again.

There are many different makes and models of vintage two-wheelers available and just as many factors that play into making it a dream purchase for you.

When making such a hefty investment, it’s best to analyze several aspects of the purchase. Don’t let your excitement get in the way and keep a level head when going over your options. To make sure you avoid all the wrong turns, take an expert’s advice on which vintage motorcycle to take home.

Here we’ve compiled top three considerations to take into account before making the final decision.

1. Will your two-wheeler get a handsome ROI?

You never know what the future holds. Even if you don’t plan on selling your ride today, there may come a time when you have to. In that case, a model that has maintained its popularity will serve you a higher ROI. So, even if you have a rather ‘unique’ taste when it comes to motorcycles, invest in a bike that’s in-demand.

Some brands may meet all the requirements of being eye-candy, but do they do just as good in the popularity department? Brands like Harley Davidson are one of the few exceptions that do both build and beauty well.

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2. Does it fall within your budget?

What’s the point of fantasizing about a particular model when it’s just not within your budget? Before you even survey your options online, determine how much you’re willing to spend on your new purchase.

Remember, the story doesn’t end with you taking the ride home. Sometimes repairs or even replacement of certain parts become necessary. If you know you won’t be able to afford a particular brand, take a deep breath and move on to one that you love and can easily pay for.

3. Will it be an easy repair job?

Vintage motorcycles have a plethora of pros but just like other bikes, they have their own set of issues as well. Since these models are made with different components as compared to their standard counterparts, repairing and maintaining them might require a bit more elbow grease.  

From clogged engines to misaligned parts, repairing vintage motorcycles might cost you a fair bit. Before you sign the dotted line, make sure there is an affordable bike repair shop that specializes in classic motorcycles that you can go to.

Here at Classic Cycles Ltd., we have a dedicated team of vintage motorcycle experts. The services we offer include engine rebuilds, motorcycle restoration, repairs, tire changes, and yearly service.

To ensure you get nothing but the best, contact us today!