You may not be allowed to go visit each bike before the auction day, so make sure you have multiple options and multiple auctions. A significant problem with auctions is that the real thing is very different from the pictures. Plus, your mechanic can also point out problems you didn’t notice at first.
Make sure you also reach out to authentic and trusted sellers. If the retailer is new and they seem to have excellent deals, then double-check the vehicles on the National Insurance Crime Bureau website and don’t purchase a bike you haven’t physically seen before the auction.
Here’s another problem. A lot of online auctions don’t let you see the vehicle before purchase. Make sure you ask for the vehicle history report. If the retailer is unwilling to provide the report, it means there is something fishy, and you should not trust them.