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What to think about when buying a powersport vehicle as a gift

Posted By: Greenville Motor Sports
Post Date: 09/21/2021

Your loved one had a blast the other day at a motorsport event or when they went off-roading on a rented quad bike, and you picked up a few hints how desperately they want their own powersport vehicle.

Whether buying for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, a powersport vehicle is a big commitment. But if you know that’s what will make them the happiest, there’s no reason to stop yourself from making the purchase.

However, it’s easy to get carried away and make a purchase that you might regret later. And while you may be tempted to surprise them with a vehicle of your choice, it is more important to know what they want and that they like what you get them.

Strike a conversation

It is important to know whether they want a powersport vehicle of their own, or is it simply a fascination that might fade away in a few weeks. 

Asking the right questions is key. This will give you a fair idea of how serious they are about owning a powersport vehicle. 

Are they going to be participating in powersport events? Or maybe they want to share their adventures with their Youtube audience, or ride for pleasure. Knowing their intention with the vehicle will lay a groundwork for the purchase. 

Choosing the Right Vehicle

Now there’s a wide range of powersports vehicles available on the market with different off-road and on-road capabilities. It is important to discern what moves the person you are buying for. A dirt bike, an ATV or a SidexSide - a powersport vehicle comes in all shapes and sizes and offers different kinds of adventure, requires different skills and poses a certain level of risk to the rider. 

Once you weigh these factors against the skills and aspirations of the recipient, it will be easier for you to make the final decision.

Budget Vs Specifications

Let’s say you narrowed down to the ATV category. Now there are various brands that manufacture ATVs with different engine specifications. Some of the popular ones are Polaris, Can-Am, Honda, Yamaha, Benelli and Suzuki to name a few.

If you are buying for your teenage son or daughter, a small-capacity engine is the safest way to introduce them to this riding adventure. The engine options range from 70cc through 1000cc. Depending on one’s skills, there’s something for everyone at every price point. 

Maintenance and Finance

Who will be responsible for the running cost and maintenance of the vehicle? If you are going to pay for everything, then it is important to factor in the maintenance of the vehicle. As a rule of thumb, the bigger the engine, the higher the maintenance cost. However, certain brands are more expensive to maintain than others. So, if maintenance is your concern, then you might want to inquire about the regular service cost of the vehicle before buying. 

Also, if you are taking out a certain loan amount and want the recipient to share the repayments with you, make sure you have already thought this through. 


Buying a powersport vehicle, or any vehicle for that matter, is an emotional decision. So, it’s easy to get carried away and end up buying a vehicle that is too expensive for you. Fortunately, Greenville Motorsports has various options on offer, and our team can help you find a powersport vehicle that meets your needs and budget.


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