When buying a used motorcycle on AutoTrader, a buyer should check that the vehicle is legally owned by the seller and if the vehicle's VIN number matches the number on the legal documents. He or she should also make sure the motorcycle has no outstanding financing debt to be paid.
Buyers should ensure that the motorcycle has no mechanical problems by having a licensed mechanic look over it. Additionally, buyers should use a vehicle check tool to get information about the motorcycle's history. Buyers should also take the motorcycle for a drive to check that everything is in working order, AutoTrader recommends.