As far as hobbies go, dirt biking certainly isn’t the cheapest game in town. Not only do you need an expensive bike, you also need to pay for transportation, safety gear, repairs, and sometimes the occasional medical bill. It can be a drain on anyone’s wallet. Never fear, though, there are ways to save money. By following these tips to find cheap dirt bikes, you can be out riding and still have enough cash on hand to pay your rent this month. Happy days!
The first step to finding yourself a cheap dirt bike is to decide on what you want. Narrow in on brands and models. This way, you can begin to familiarize yourself with the current going prices for your given bikes, making your search much easier. Be sure to pick an appropriate bike for your budget and skill level.
Once you have a bike in mind, it’s time to start shopping. You’ll want to use all available online resources to find the best deal in your area. Of course, if you’re looking to get a nice cheap dirt bike, you’ll be looking at used bikes. Dealers can often have good deals on pre-owned bikes. They will be slightly more expensive than buying from a private seller, but they often come backed with some sort of warranty or service plan. If you’re not into wrenching on your bike, go with one of these. If you don’t mind doing a little wrenching, EBay and Craiglist are of course the kings of used bike shopping, so definitely use these to find some local sellers.
I should emphasize that you should only buy from local sellers who let you check out the bike before making your purchase. While other sellers may offer good deals, you don’t want to buy a bike you can’t inspect thoroughly first. Because dirt bikes are often ridden very hard (it’s their intended use, really), you don’t want to take any chances. Once you have found a bike you like the looks of, be sure to bring an experienced mechanic friend along if you have one. He or she can help you inspect the bike and make sure it’s in good working order. A cheap bike can become very expensive if something breaks right away, so be careful to look the bike over before handing over the cash.
If you like what you see, and are ready to buy, don’t be afraid to haggle on price. If you have the cash in hand, sellers will often be more than willing to drop the price a little bit to make the sale. Just giving it a try can save you good money with very little effort.
Saving money on a dirt bike isn’t rocket science. Just be sure to shop smart, and you’ll certainly find yourself a good deal on a great bike. Happy riding!