Selling Up? Getting The Most Money For Your Motorbike

Motorbikes are one of those things that you either love or you dislike. I think there is something about the way it feels on the road, the control of the two wheels and the level of speed and Adrenalin you can feel when driving one of them. For some, it can often be a midlife crisis purchase, for others it is a lifelong passion and having a motorbike as their form of transport is the preferred option. However, like vehicles, there comes a time when you may need to upgrade your bike. So I wanted to share with you some of the things you could consider to help you get the most money for your motorbike.

Ensure that any repair work has been done

One of the first things to think about would be any repair work that needs tobe done to your bike. It is always a good idea to go specialist places, perhaps ones that specialise in your make like Harley Davidson, for example. This means that the people that are working on your bike are experts in their field, so that any necessary repairs or things that get done to the bike will be done correctly. It is also worth ensuring you keep up with the servicing of your bike. Not only does this help with warranty but it gives history to the new owner, so they are aware that it has been regularly checked over and things are good.

Think of different ways to sell your bike

There are a number of ways you could consider selling your bike. One of the best ways would beonline methods, a quick look online on how to Sell a Harley Davidson Online, for example, will identify websites that could give you cash offers there and then. If you are not too bothered about a quick sale, or one where you need it organised and paid for within a few days, then advertising privately yourself online could be the way forward. Taking pictures and creating your own ad, as well as having people come and take a look, may take up a bit of time, but it could provide you with the best possible price. Lastly, you could consider trading it in for another model.

Keep it in good condition

It is always going to be worth it to you to keep the bike in good condition. Things like dents or scratches to any element of the body work isn’t going to be attractive to potential new buyers. A small investment to get things done could help increase the value of your bike and your selling price.

Spend time giving it a clean

Finally, spend some time getting the bike cleaned, either by yourself or by someone else. This ensures that you are presenting the bike in the best possible light. This is worth doing before taking any pictures and advertising online, as well as before people or dealers potential view your bike.

I hope that these tips help you get the most money for your motorbike.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.