Of course, shopping for a used motorcycle is fraught with challenges. Not only do you forgo the easy financing and comprehensive warranties available with new-bike purchases, but you also have to inspect your potential candidates and make some mechanical judgments. Even the simple test ride has its perils. Some sellers may be rightfully reluctant to let you ride their bikes, and if you do and crash, are you covered? See the accompanying sidebar for one solution to the test-ride dilemma.