Honda is a classic name in motorcycles. The car-making giant founded by Soichiro Honda in 1949 started out as a motorcycle maker. That’s where it earned its reputation for well-engineered motors and high-quality manufacturing standards. Starting with small motorcycles in the early ’60s, it made a name for itself in the United States. As of 2019, it is the most-sold motorcycle in America and the world.
When motorcycles are stolen and recovered by the police, insurers will auction them off. If you are looking at buying a used motorcycle this can be an option. Question is: can you bid on stolen and recovered motorcycles? The short answer is yes.
Project Bike Needs Parts
So you have that project bike that you are repairing or customizing. You might have bought a frame at an auction site or Craigslist, or perhaps you have a motorcycle sitting at home that needs serious fixing. What’s stopping you is the laundry list of parts you need to get it going.
Salvage Repaired Title Versus Salvage Title Motorcycle
You are likely to encounter articles or forum posts advising you how bad salvage-title motorcycles are. Well, that is half the story. These articles are telling you the issues of buying a rebuilt salvage title motorcycle. That is a bike that has been titled as salvage, then rebuilt and inspected. Someone else gets to fix the salvage motorcycle, not you.
You are looking for a cheap dirt bike for sale and you happen to notice the pricing on salvage title bikes at auction. Should you buy a salvage dirt bike at auction? If you are careful and patient you can find a pretty good off-road bike at a fraction of the cost of a used motorcycle. I’ve summarized some of the main challenges facing the buyer of a used bike and the advantages.
You love motorcycles. Might be a Harley Davidson fan, a Honda enthusiast, live for Kawasaki dirt bikes or admire Yamaha’s MotoGP Racing record. Maybe you enjoy the Italian exotic Ducati or other European classics like the BMW. It’s clear you want a new bike, but the price points for used motorcycles seem rather high. But, there is a good alternative if you are pretty handy with a wrench and you want to save money. You can buy a salvage title motorcycle from an auction and fix it up.