Used bikes for sale in South Africa

Try our bike search to quickly find matches to your desired vehicle criteria or browse our used bikes for sale stock below by either your preferred bike brand, area, category or our top bike model searches.

Tips on buying used bikes

Why buy used bikes?

Of course the thought of buying a used bike is not always as attractive as that of buying a new motor bike model, but there are many advantages to used bikes: You can afford a higher model with more luxury or performance. Our current market means there are loads of good quality, well priced used bikes to choose from. It may also be easier to obtain bike finance as prices are lower. bike insurance rates are generally more affordable. Many used bikes are still under manufacturer warranty or come with an extended motor plan.

Which used bike can I afford to buy?

Before looking at used bikes decide what your monthly budget can afford. A good rule to use is that your total monthly bike repayments shouldn't exceed 20% of your salary after tax. This may also be too much for you to afford, depending on other expenses you incur. You also need to consider availability of a lump sum for deposit on the second hand vehicle and monthly fees such as bike insurance. Also bare in mind that you should not spend your entire budget every month. As with any bike, but more so with used bikes, things can and do go wrong. Make allowance for this so that you are not unprepared should an event arise.

Does the used bike for sale meet my current needs

Depending on your personality and where you are in life, your bike needs (and wants) will vary hugely. If you already have a used bike brand that you like, take the time to have a look at other bike brand competitors which may provide the same features and better suit your financial needs. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding different bike brands, this may be due to bad experiences in the past or exposure to different marketing campaigns. Remember, different bike manufacturers have different target markets and offerings, finding the ideal brand of bike that suits your requirements will mean you are not paying for features you may not actually need.

Finding a good used bike for sale deal

The market value of used bikes is based on their condition, mileage and of course their popularity and availability. Certain used bikes are very popular in the South African market, these bikes are usually snapped up quickly or overpriced, which means that if you're desperate to get hold of one of them you'll pay a premium! You may also have to sacrifice on certain features as choice is limited. Other bikes are readily available and with plenty to choose from, here you may find a bike or many bikes that most closely meet your needs. Popular, available used bikes for sale are usually where the bargains are found.

So you've got a short list of used bikes you're interested in buying, now what?

Do some investigating on the used bikes you've narrowed you list down to: Visit the brand page for the bike you have selected. Here you will find news and real user reviews about the brand or model you are interested in. You may also find it useful to visit our new bike section to obtain the purchase price of a new model. This will give you an idea of the value you're getting from your used bike deal.

Do a search on our site a see what bikes for sale are available!

Test drive the used bikes

Pre-arrange to see the bikes you've found and that you think are viable options to suit your lifestyle and budget. Be careful to buy bikes only from reputable sources where the vehicles have been properly checked and are fully road worthy. If you are buying privately, ensure that you meet the seller in a safe environment and be vigilant.

Please note that tips provided on buying used cars are meant only as a guide to the car buyer.

Used bike searching on

  • Narrow down our bikes for sale list by using our bike search to find both new bikes and used bikes.
  • Input your desired make, model, bike price range and area via the bike cars search form.
  • Browse through the returned bike search results for vehicles which interest you.
  • Once you've found a suitable bike, contact the relevant bike dealers or private seller for more vehicle information.
  • Use our wishlist tool to keep track of and compare your used bikes.
  • If you would rather browse our stock, click here to view all used bikes for sale in South Africa.
  • You may also obtain car insurance quotes online for your selected used bikes.
  • Upgrading your bike? Want to place your current pre-owned bike for sale? Click here to sell your bike
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