Why you should NOT buy a NEW motorcycle!
Many people do not realize what a huge mistake it is to buy a brand new motorcycle. Sure, everyone wants a nice, sparkly, clean, shiny brand new motorcycle, but as soon as you drive it off the showroom floor, you have lost a LOT of money.
This is a mistake many people make when making the decision to purchase a new motorcycle. Buyers feel they are choosing something that is safe from breaking down, they feel they are getting a better deal that way. In reality, if you choose to buy a slightly used motorcycle, you are getting a much better deal.
Think about it this way, the original owner, paid full price, may have used the motorcycle very few times, but he/she (the original owner), took all the depreciation on it. You are now able to buy it for a LOT less than the original owner, yet it still has a warranty, looks new, and IS new to you! You get the best of both worlds that way.
Take it from an old pro, I've purchased many motorcycles in my time, the first time was a new one and I got ripped off. As soon as I drove it out of the showroom, I lost about $3000.00 on it instantly. Since then, I've learned (the hard way), buy a SLIGHTLY used motorcycle. Before you buy it, make sure it has very low mileage, has not been wrecked, is still under warranty, and the seller is motivated to sell. That, my friend, is why you buy a SLIGHTLY USED motorcycle. Good luck in your search!
Once you do buy a new or used motorcycle, you will need some safety gear. Your first and most important purchase after your motorcycle is to buy a new DOT motorcycle helmet.