Used Yamaha motorcycles
Yamaha is among the so-called “big four” of the Philippine motorcycle industry which also includes Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki. These four Japanese motor companies have a total market share of more than 90 percent.
Currently, Yamaha owns 15 percent of the local motorcycle market and is considered the third largest motorcycle manufacturer, behind Honda and Kawasaki. The company is known to produce quality motorcycles that cater mostly to the Filipino middle class.
Owning a second hand Yamaha motorcycle
Although considered second hand, used Yamaha motorcycles still have a large volume of customers, especially in the scooter segment. The Yamaha Mio, for example, is a best-selling scooter which is easily recognizable because of its striking colors and graphic design.
Owning a Yamaha motorcycle is hassle free as dealers often offer flexible payment options such as installment plans and motorcycle loans. Comparatively, Yamaha’s models are priced marginally higher than Kawasaki and Honda.
Yamaha also has a wide variety of other motorcycle models, from the highly economical business-type motorcycle Yamaha STX to the powerful Yamaha Sniper. One quality that separates this motorcycle company from the rest is the fact that it produces more feminine-designed motorcycles such the Yamaha Fino Fashion.
Tips for buying a used Yamaha
Yamaha is a well-known brand because it has balanced its engine’s performance with the exterior design of the bike. Buying a used Yamaha is never a disappointment as these models are built to last and have a long service warranty.
When buying a used motorcycle one should always ensure that he has done the following steps:
1. Research the qualities you are looking for in a motorcycle beforehand. This includes what type of driving you are mostly doing and the conditions of the road you take daily. Decide on its features, body make and your budget.
2. Assess the general condition of the motorcycle by inspecting if it has dents, scratches, uneven paint work and broken electrical wiring. Don’t be afraid to inquire if you find something suspicious.
3. Demand a test drive. One should not be happy with just the layout and physical condition of the bike. Sometimes, it may be the engine that has defects. Listen to the engine’s sound and take a notice of any smoke emissions.
4. If you are looking for a bargain, always remember to ask for a discount. Most of the time dealers are more than glad to cut the sticker price when they really want to sell their product.