Regardless of its age, how do you know if a bike has been taken care of? First, look for anything broken or bent. Then start the bike and make sure it doesn’t make any weird noises. Once you’ve done that, take the bike for a ride and see how it drives and feels. If you are unsure about bikes, have someone who knows motorcycles look at it with you. In addition, always try to get the owner’s manual when you purchase your bike.