Buying used FAQ

Buying used FAQ

Used Harley-Davidson Motorcycles for Sale in Bristol, CT

Buying Used Motorcycles FAQ from Yankee Harley-Davidson

There are many decisions to make when it comes to buying a Harley-Davidson. Yankee Harley-Davidson has a great selection of new and used motorcycles for sale at our dealership in Bristol, CT. Once you’ve determined a used Harley-Davidson motorcycle is right for you, you likely still have questions. We want to educate our customers and welcome them into the Harley-Davidson family. We’ve prepared the answers to your most frequently asked questions for your convenience. Take a few minutes to peruse them to make your motorcycle buying journey easy and convenient. Feel free to contact us if you have any remaining questions that we didn’t cover.

Why Should I Buy a Used Motorcycle?

The most common reason for buying a used motorcycle instead of going with a new one is the cost saving aspect. Another reason for it is the accessories it may already have on it. A new motorcycle is often a blank canvas that requires certain touches to personalize it as yours or tailor it to the things important to you (sound, power, cosmetic look). If you can be sure you’re getting a reliable motorcycle, with accessories that you like, buying used is a fair proposition. Yankee Harley-Davidson has a great selection of pre-owned Harley-Davidsons for sale at our dealership. All pre-loved bikes undergo thorough inspections by our in-house service department ,with safety items being the main concern. We do take pride in refurbishing each Pre-Owned bike so it's as close to new as possible. We also back up our motorcycles for 60 days should anything go awry. 

Why is a Dealer Better Than a Private Seller?

Buying from a trusted Harley-Davidson dealer makes more sense than buying from a private seller for a variety of reasons. First, a dedicated Harley dealership like Yankee Harley-Davidson has a great, ever-changing selection of pre-owned motorcycles for sale at any given time. Chances are, we will have something you're interested in. Second, motorcycle dealers offer lots of financing options! Not everyone wants to come out of pocket and pay in full on the day of purchase. This makes the payment process smoother than dealing with a private seller. Selling Harleys is our business, and our reputation is at stake. We want to make our customers happy and welcome them to the Harley-Davidson family. We stand by our sales and offer parts and service should you need them during the ownership of your ride. 

Will I Save Money Buying Used?

In general, you can save a lot of money buying a used vehicle instead of going with a new one. New motorcycles depreciate when you ride them off the lot, but that’s not the case with a pre-owned bike. When you purchase a lightly-used Harley, you’ll find significant savings. We know that new Harley-Davidsons are expensive because you pay for quality. If you want to experience the benefits of riding a Harley without the costs of buying a new one, buying pre-owned is the way to go.

How Long Does a Harley-Davidson Last?

Harley-Davidsons are built to last. For sports bikes, 25,000 miles can be considered a lot of usage. But, a modern Harley-Davidson that’s well-maintained can last upwards of 20 years and 150,000 miles. Of course, every bike is going to be different, and factors to consider include how often you ride it, how many miles you put on it, and how well you take care of it. You’ll pay a bit more for a Harley, but if it lasts a lot longer than the competitor, you’ll be saving money in the long run.

Can I Test Ride a Used Motorcycle?

Yes, of course! To take a free test ride of your preferred Harley-Davidson model, simply fill out our online form. We’ll get back to you and find a convenient time. We recommend taking a test ride before you buy unless you’ve already owned or experienced a Harley and know precisely what you want!

Can You Deliver My Motorcycle?

Yes, we can. We’re now proud to offer delivery and curbside pick-up options for those in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We’ll bring your new or used motorcycle to you at your convenience, so you never even have to leave your home. This is an excellent option for those who can’t make it to our physical location in Bristol, CT. We also offer curbside pick-up for your new or pre-owned Harley-Davidson, and our team practices social distancing.

Why Should I Buy at Yankee Harley-Davidson?

Yankee Harley-Davidson offers a great selection of used and new Harley-Davidson motorcycles, allowing you to choose from a street bike, electric motorcycle, cruiser, trike, touring bike, and more. Our team is happy to help you find exactly what you have in mind and quench your thirst for riding. We can also get you set up for easy financing in-house, making us your one-stop-shop for all things Harley-Davidson in Connecticut and beyond. Customer service is our priority, and we’re also here to service your bike when it needs it. Contact us today to find out more about our inventory of pre-owned Harleys.