What if those gizmos fail?
OUR DEALER INSIDER ENSURES YOU DON’T GET RIPPED- OFF
Modern machines are frighteningly complex, even the most basic of entry-level nakeds have fly-by-wire this and the associated sensors. But with these heavyweight touring bikes there’s an extra layer of complexity brought about by the additional gadgets and gizmos that they have.
While a lot of independent dealers now offer extended used bike warranties, subject to you maintaining the bike’s service schedule with them, you should always ask whether the warranty includes factory-fitted extras or standard ancillaries, as you may find the policy only covers mechanical breakdowns of the engine, gearbox, frame or suspension.
Do some research too; there are plenty of price comparison sites specialising in warranties for used motorcycles, so shop around, find the best policy to suit you and the bike you’re buying, and make sure you read the policy documents fully. A correctly purchased warranty will take the what-ifs out of buying a complex, pre-owned tourer, whereas one bought in error will just be a complete waste of money.
What could go wrong? Find out what your warranty covers