When you purchase a bike from a licensed motor dealer you are guaranteed the title to that bike. If there is any money owing to a financer on the bike by a previous owner it is covered by the dealer.
Most bikes purchased from a licensed motor dealer less than 10 years of age and less than 160,000 kilometres are provided with a statutory warranty. The terms and conditions of this warranty vary from state to state. In addition, many licensed motor dealers can assist with extended warranties for your bike purchase for up to 5 years from date of delivery.
3. One Stop Shop
Licensed motor dealers not only sell bikes. Most dealers have experts on staff that can assist with financing and insuring your bike purchase as well as adding the right accessories to suit your motoring needs.
4. Specialist Bike Advice
Bike salespeople are experts and can provide specialist advice as to which bike best suits your needs and your budget.
5. Bike Trade-in
Almost all dealers will take trade-ins, allowing you to ride in and out on the same day you pick up your new bike. If you have money owing on your current bike they make the changeover process simple, without expensive bridging loans. Contrary to popular belief, many dealers will pay top dollar for your trade bike if the bike is in good condition.
6. Workshop Inspections
Most licensed dealers have been established in their local community for many years and, as such, jealously guard their reputations. These dealers will subject used bikes to strenuous workshop inspections prior to offering the bike for sale. When a dealer sells a bike, he also sells his reputation and the last thing he needs is an unhappy customer.
7. After Sales Service
All franchise dealers and many specialised bike dealers offer workshop and servicing facilities as well as spare parts to keep your bike running smoothly long after you have taken delivery. Many dealers will provide discounts or specials for customers that purchase bikes from them that are not available to someone walking in off the street.
8. Code of Ethics
Most dealers are members of the Motor Trades Association in their state. Member dealers have a strict code of ethics that they operate within their business. Motor Trader Associations vary from state to state.
A Dealer offers a choice of bikes all in one location, and in many cases will even bring the bike to your home or office for a test ride.
10. Local Community Involvement
Many large dealers contribute to their local community through sponsorship, be it the local football club, hospital, little athletics, etc.