How Much Will A Dirt Bike Cost You?
Purchasing a dirt bike can be an exciting moment in your life. The countless thrills dirt bikes provide for adventure seeking individuals are priceless, but these machines do come with a price at the end of the day. The average price of a new 2016 model is approximately $7,300. Thankfully, the prices of dirt bikes do vary, so there are models well below the average.
Dirt bikes, similar to automobiles, come in a variety of makes, models, and sizes. The four larger manufacturers producing dirt bikes available today include Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki – each of these brands has several models, which have a major impact on the price.
The price of new dirt bikes ranges from about $1,400 for a small 50cc dirt bike reaching a peak of about $11,000 for the larger, top-of-the-line models. The fluctuation in price can vary slightly depending on the brand, but the size and model of the dirt bike has the greatest impact on price.
There is also a great market for used dirt bikes. It is reasonable to assume you can get a used dirt bike for significantly less than you would pay for a new one. Unfortunately, it is difficult to say just how much money you save as resale value is heavily impacted by the make and model of the dirt bike you want to purchase. The used dirt bike market is controlled by the supply and demand. If you are looking to purchase a more desirable make and model, you may not save as much money when you compare to getting a less desirable model.
In addition to the purchase price of a new or used dirt bike, keep in mind that additional costs can start to add up very quickly to increase the amount you pay when the sale is done.
Depending on your state of residence, you may be required to pay a sales tax which can add to the price of you vehicle. If your state has a sales tax, be sure to include this amount to the amount you can expect to pay when you purchase a dirt bike.
If you do not have a large pick-up to haul around your dirt bike, you will likely need a way to transport it. The price of trailer varies for about $100 for a trailer haul hitch to thousands of dollars fancier options.
Maintenance / Repair Costs
Maintenance and repair costs can be reduced if you have the knowledge to work on your own dirt bike. The amount of maintenance and repairs your dirt bike will need are impacted by how hard you ride it, but you will definitely need to complete repairs at some point during your length of ownership. You may also want to do research beforehand to see what others have experienced with the make and model of dirt bike you decide to purchase.
Local Dirt Bike Clubs / Parks
Unless you have land to ride your dirt bike, you will also need to research some of the local clubs / parks to see where you can ride. The entry / membership fees can add up depending on how often you decide to ride.
Thankfully, there are several options available to you as a consumer to get you the right dirt bike that fits your needs and more importantly your budget. At the end of the day, riding dirt bikes brings friends, family, and even strangers together. The countless hours of entertainment awaits you.