If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the right moment to buy a new motorcycle, your moment has arrived. Is your collection missing something to make it complete? There’s no time like the present to complete it. Are you thinking a vintage bike would be fun to own? I think you’re right. Do you want to try your hand at restoring a tired old classic? There are thousands available looking for a new home, your garage would be perfect.
There’s no need to wait for the new models to arrive, there’s nothing coming that is so ground breaking you’ll kick yourself for jumping the gun. Anything you could possibly want is out there, from the smallest capacity scooter to the largest cruiser or touring bike and absolutely everything in between. The dealer down the street will offer you an extraordinary deal to put you on a bike today and if you don’t believe me, walk in a see.
Of course, you can buy a used bike, too, and lots of them are practically showroom new, some of them are still hard to find at your dealer, but you can get that old classic from the 1940s or 1960s or any other year in any condition from barn find to completely restored museum piece. Anything you want is available.
If you need to sell your old bike first, it’s easy. Try eBay, just take a few minutes to sign up, there is no insertion fee, … nothing, zero, and the successful listing fee for motorcycles is fixed at $100 and you only pay that if someone bids, so if no one is interested, you pay nothing. It’s $7 to set a reserve price and if bids do not reach your reserve, $7 is all you pay. Extra features on your listing are a few bucks more but if you sell your bike, you can start the hunt for your new ride or restoration project. You can set your old bike out in your front yard with a for sale sign, too. Whatever works, but it only works if you actually do something.
You don’t need the government to tell you what to do, you certainly don’t need to wait for the government to spend your money for you, invest your own dollars (or whatever you use) on those items and with those people or businesses you think deserve them. If your friend or neighbor has an old motorcycle he no longer rides or can’t afford to keep, there’s a perfect win-win opportunity to direct your dollars to a place where both of you benefit directly. The motorcycle dealer in your town would appreciate the business, too, and he’ll pay his employees with your dollars and buy what he needs at the local stores. That’s how this economy will get moving again.
You may want to tell your congressmen and senators you would rather spend your own money, you know what you need far better than they do and there’s no need to filter your dollars through their hands before they spend them on things you don’t want or need.
We can stimulate the economy on our own, buying the things we need from the companies we prefer making products we like. Buy wisely, buy what you can afford, support the people and businesses you want to see succeed. You can act immediately, no votes are necessary, just your decision. Ignore all of the fear, doom and gloom, the world is not ending.
Of course, there is another option, we could just let politicians in a panic throw our money around, and our children’s money and our grandchildren’s money … that will fix it.