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Mountain State Harley-Davidson® - Why You Should Buy A Pre-Owned Ride

Harley riders know that feel of the V-Twin roaring beneath their legs. Although there are a myriad of reasons for purchasing this one-of-a-kind bike but buying a new model has its own ups and downs. However, you can substitute your desire for purchasing Harleys with the pre-owned ones. You can buy the best pre-owned Harley at Mountain State Harley-Davidson provided you know where and what to look for.

A used Harley-Davidson is considered as a profitable investment due to a variety of reasons, some of which are as follows:

  • Pre-owned Harley carry the same quality as a new one.
  • Harley-Davidsons are known to be one of the most durable bikes on this planet.
  • Used Harleys are cheaper than the new ones which have a high depreciation rate.
  • Aftermarket Upgrades that are specific for this brand can be taken up without incurring high cost.
  • Classic models of Harley Davidson are no longer manufactured brand new.

Harleys are considered as the most durable bikes on the planet because of their high-quality make. If you can find a pre-owned Harley model that is in good running condition, you will be able to prevent rapid deprecation without compromising on the reliability.

What Is The Price Difference Between A New Harley Bike And A Pre-Owned One?

As mentioned above new Harleys depreciate faster than the pre-owned ones. Therefore, buying old pre-owned Harleys will be cheaper than a first-hand one. However, the cost of purchasing a used one depends on a variety of factors such as the period for which it has been used, the total mileage run, the condition of the bike, etc.

Which Is The Best Pre-Owned Harley To Buy And Which To Avoid?

The Big Twins of the Harley-Davidson brand from 2007-2017 tops the list of the best pre owned bikes. Always aim for models with low mileage. Considering this factor, big evolution twin from 192-1999 is the right choice as these hold up quickly.

In general, avoid any models that had undergone significant engine modifications as these shorter the service period of the engine. Harleys that were used for performing burnouts or jackrabbit starts are prone to high levels of maintenance, repairs or breakdowns for which they are an absolute no-no.

Which Is The Best Place To Look For A Pre-Owned Harley?

Nearly all dealers have a wide selection of certified models and pre-owned Harley for sale. Many of them even provide some with relatively low miles and in near-pristine condition. It is recommended to explore the dealerships like Mountain State H-D first and then approach reputable bike repair shops.