Buying a New Bike? Tips to Negotiate for the Best Price When Purchasing a Brand New Bike

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Acquiring a new bike is an exciting time of your life. A bike gives you the liberty of mobility and a sense of confidence. However, the exorbitant price of new vehicles might be a deterrent. So, if you are planning to purchase a new two-wheeler bike and looking for tips on price negotiation, we have the best tips for you. 

Negotiation is a skill that brings a buyer and a seller to an agreed term where the price of a product suits both. However, not everyone may possess this essential quality. Hence, we are enlisting some tips to help you hone your negotiation skills to use them while buying a new bike at the best price.

How to Negotiate When Buying a New Bike?

With some bargaining skills, reaching an agreeable price to favor both the buyer and the seller is possible. Take a look at the various tips that you may follow to get the best deal while purchasing a new bike:

1. Confirm your Budget

While the process of negotiation is important, you must pay attention to the pre-negotiation steps. The first crucial pre-negotiation consideration is the budget or the amount you have considered spending on your bike. Note that there will be some added costs like GST, registration, insurance, and maintenance that come with a new bike.

2. Do in-Depth Research and Shortlist your Choices

It is quite easy to get swayed or confused when you have several options within your price bracket. Thus, it is better to get good research done in advance to choose the best options you are looking at. The research will help you narrow down your choices regarding bikes and dealers.

3. Call/Email Dealers for Quotes

Once you reach this stage, it means that you have already figured out/shortlisted the best bikes. So, the next thing is to call the dealers seeking bike quotations for the models you have shortlisted. However, do not make any hurried decisions. Remember to compare quotes before choosing the apt one.

4. Negotiate

This is the final stage when you can use your negotiation skills to the best of your ability. Once you have the quotes from all known dealers, that’s when the actual process of negotiation starts. Look for details like real-time comparison of bike offers, or look for the same model in different locations. Also, consider the shipping and transportation charges and so on. If not priced, you can negotiate on complimentary services, added gear, etc.

Just note that your offer should not be below the actual value of the bike. You may look for festive offers and sales to avail discounts on MRP. Also, paying in cash can get you some added deals. So, get it checked with the dealer.

If the two-wheeler you plan to buy is in high demand, it may not offer any concession. In that case, you may wait a while to expect a discount once the demand is low.

Use the above tips and more to negotiate on your new bike price. Remember to stay firm on your words and decisions.

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Do’s and Don’ts to Consider While Buying a Brand New Bike

Do’s 

Don’ts

Do remember that there are several two-wheeler models with varying prices. So, you can’t expect to get the same negotiation on price for two different models

Do not be too choosy while selecting the bike model and price. First, make up your mind about the bike, then start the negotiation

Do in-depth research before you shortlist the two-wheeler you want and the dealer

Do not get lured by the offers at the first showroom. Look for a few options before making your choice or before you buy your two-wheeler

Do try to seek a zero-cost EMI from your financier or bank while availing bike loan

Do not talk about counter price with the dealer as the person may not entertain you further

Tips for Choosing the Best Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy for your New Bike

Buying a bike of your choice is terrific. However, you must note that protecting it against damages and risks is equally important. Thus, it is your responsibility to avail a good, comprehensive bike insurance plan for your vehicle to safeguard it against accidents and damages.

Here are some tips to help you with availing the best insurance plan:

  1. Know the type of coverage you want for your bike as per the bike model
  2. Keep in mind that the premium of your bike is decided by the CC or cubic capacity of the vehicle 
  3. Explore the add-on covers that you may choose to give your comprehensive bike insurance plan added strength
  4. Enquire about the insurer’s history and claim settlement ratio to ensure that they allow smooth claim settlement. Here, checking the reputation of the insurer is important
  5. Compare and buy bike insurance policies online to better understand bike rates and benefits from different insurers. Read the customer reviews too for a fair idea of different plans

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To Sum Up

Purchasing a new two-wheeler becomes easy if you consider the negotiation tips mentioned above in the post. First, just review your precise requirements and then visit your nearest dealer. Along with negotiating the bike price, don’t forget to negotiate the best deal regarding a two-wheeler insurance policy. Buy an insurance policy once you have compared and checked several options and are satisfied with your purchase.

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FAQs: Tips to Negotiate When Purchasing a New Bike

How to check if there are second hand bikes for sale near me?

There are several online apps that will give you the option to buy second hand bikes near you.

Can we negotiate bike prices in the showroom?

If you plan to buy a new vehicle in cash, you may negotiate the showroom bike price to get better offers and deals from your dealer.

How to get the best deal on a bike?

To get the best deals on bike, you can negotiate prices on accessories, especially for those with a more significant markup and services like maintenance.

How to negotiate a lower price on a used bike?

Try to quote an amount that is 10% on the lower side compared to the available market price.

Will the prices of bikes come down in 2023 in India?

The price of top-end bikes is unlikely to drop in 2023, but there may be reductions in the mid-range bikes

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Aug 16, 2023
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