Buyers interested in cheap motorcycles should look at used motorcycle listings on sites such as Cycle Trader, Deals on Wheels, Craigslist and eBay. Used motorcycles come in a variety of conditions and sell for much less than their new counterparts, though all used motorcycles should be inspected before purchase.
All vehicles, including motorcycles, depreciate in value upon being driven. Even if a motorcycle is driven a limited amount and kept in perfect condition, its resale price is much less than its value when new. As such, used motorcycles are a good choice for buyers who want to save money. A buyer saves even more money by focusing her search on listings from private sellers, since private sellers typically operate in a less profit-oriented fashion than used motorcycle dealers.
When a buyer searches a classifieds site such as Craigslist, she has the option to limit all her searches to those created by a private seller. Listings on the site usually include pictures of the motorcycle and a description of how much use it received, along with its special features. Buyers should meet the seller in person to test drive the motorcycle and inspect the mechanical components for any issues or problems.