You can purchase motorcycle parts in an actual store selling all kinds of motorcycle parts, from a licensed dealer or even at a repair shop. But like with everything else these days, you can also buy motorcycle parts online. There are a very wide variety of options to choose from for both OEM motorcycle parts and aftermarkets. Nowadays you can even buy motorcycle parts from shops that in other countries. This has made things much easier in many ways. You have a much larger variety of motorcycle parts to choose from both in terms of the product that you are buying and also in terms of the price of that product. But this wide variety also has its downsides sometimes.
Buying OEM motorcycle parts vs aftermarkets
So what are the downsides of having a very large variety to choose from for buying motorcycle parts and especially for purchasing motorcycle parts online? If you are purchasing aftermarkets, you always run the risk of buying a product that is not up to the standards of the genuine OEM motorcycle parts. But don’t get me wrong, this does not mean that you shouldn’t buy aftermarkets. Actually in some cases the aftermarkets have superior quality to the OEM motorcycle parts. It all depends on what you are buying. But generally you have to be more careful when buying aftermarkets as opposed to OEM motorcycle parts.
Online purchasing vs in-store
Another downside of having a very wide variety of products to choose from is that it makes it much more difficult to figure out if a product is fake or not. In the past if you noticed that the price of a motorcycle part is significantly cheaper in a store than the market price it could easily raise your suspicions as to whether the product is a genuine product or not. Usually if you were buying from a licensed dealer you could be almost 100% certain that it is genuine. But when you are buying online, it is almost impossible to know for sure if a motorcycle part is genuine even when you think you are buying an OEM motorcycle part. There are so many online shops in so many countries, each with their own prices that it has become increasingly confusing to be sure of the product that you are buying. So even though it may be very tempting to buy from online shops that sell motorcycle parts at very low prices, I still buy my motorcycle parts from licensed dealers just to be sure of the product that I am buying.