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In most cases you will receive an offer via email (or text if preferred) within 24 hours, this initial valuation will be subject to a final vehicle appraisal. Once our offer has been accepted we can arrange a convenient time to inspect your bike, if your motorcycle is as described payment will be made to your account BEFORE we take your motorcycle away. Cash payments and Finance Settlements can be arranged.
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Tips For Sellers
If its been a few years since you purchased your bike, the chances are you won’t know exactly what it’s now worth. You can get an idea of the figure by looking at similar models for sale on eBay, Bike Trader and MCN, it’s worth knowing what influences prices. Below are a few helpful tips that may influence the final selling price you accept, some you can change and some you can’t.......
Think of this as the average of all the sale prices of similar bikes to yours (same make, model, age). Dealers refer to this as "Book Price" (taken from Cap or Glass’s Guide), adjustments are factored for age and condition. How the market arrives at a value is a wonder of economics, depending on initial price as well as supply and demand.
In the first three years of a bike’s life, age is critical this is where depreciation is impacted the most. So, for example the average price of 6 month old GSX-R1000's currently on BikeTrader is around £11,490. For 2018 models that figure is £10,334, a drop of £1156. Do the same calculation for 2016 - 2015 models and the difference is far less. By the time you get to six year old bikes the difference in price is even smaller – the depreciation curve is almost flat. At this stage condition and service history will be far more important. On certain models prices may actually start to go back up again – usually about 25 years after the bikes came out. Most dealers are unable to purchase bikes over 8 years old, this is because in most cases they are unable to offer income generating products like, GAP, MBI and Finance.
This is often used as a crude indication of condition and reliability, for example, a 2016 Speed Triple 1050 with 15,000 miles will cost around £5600, where another example showing only 5k will be around £1500 more. In cases like this it makes little logical sense because they should both be equally reliable, the low mileage example could have lived outside by the sea for four years and be in far worse condition .....
Certain manufacturer accessories can sometimes add to the bikes value, items like luggage and exhausts can be positive (remember to supply the original exhaust too). Dealer guides factor Harley Davidson models being modified with a Stage 1 (costs around £1500), those models without this upgrade are often valued much lower. Generally, just like selling a car the fitted accessories don’t usually add much more value because the buyer may not have a use for them and may not actually like them in the first place. It is sometimes worth keeping the original items and putting it back to standard. Harley Davidson parts always fetch decent prices on ebay.
Modifications and Custom Paint
These affect values greatly, no matter how costly the paint job or increase in performance Cutting bits off and any modifications that have been made to improve the lines and style of the bike will seriously affect the market value of any machine and may limit the appeal of that particular machine.
Be mindful of your location, If you live miles from anywhere, you may struggle to get the market value because most buyers will baulk at travelling out there to view the bike. Consequently, you might have to lower the price to tempt buyers, which is why you often see bargain private sales in Cornwall, south west Wales and the Highlands of Scotland.
This becomes increasingly more valuable with older bikes – a fully (dealer) stamped service book with a 10 year old bike suggests a very different proposition to one with no service history. It won’t guarantee you a huge increase over the market value, but it may speed up the sale, as buyers tend to prioritize these examples over models without history’.
New model Introduction.
Timing can impact on values tremendously, unfortunately many of us buy a new motorcycle at list price only to find 2 - 3 months later news of an updated replacement model resulting in heavy dealer discounting on the outgoing model. This is one of the most common and dramatic influences on motorcycle values today..........
This is a key factor. And it’s one you can influence massively. At the very least give the bike a good wash and polish, removing fairing panels if necessary to access filth traps around the bike. Most scratches can be polished out or touched up, bent levers and scuffed bar-ends should ideally be replaced. If it’s easy and inexpensive it's worth the extra effort. Spending half a day is worthwhile, but any more is usually a case of diminishing returns. It’s easy to get carried away and turn it into a full blown (and financially pointless) restoration.....
Most buyers are astute enough to spot if the tyres, chain and brake pads are badly worn, and will haggle hard. You might as well put on fresh ones and use them as a selling point.
Sale method. Selling privately online via eBay, MCN and BikeTrader (the big portals) will usually get you the most money, it will also cost you a fair amount too and feedback suggests it’s the most hassle with scammers, fake buyers and people simply failing to show up for the viewing appointment. Selling to a dealer or to a bike buying service (abundantbikes.co.uk or webuyanybike.com) is far quicker and a lot simpler for most........
If you prefer we can advertise your bike online for you at a fraction of the cost of the big portals, all we need is a contact number and an email address, along with the area you reside, (no address necessary). We will contact you to establish the advertised selling price and the make model, spec etc. For prices contact AbundantBikes on 07523 798812
For the sake of £30 it’s worth getting a fresh 12 month MOT.
We buy bikes all year round however it is worth noting that Motorcycling is seasonal, usually the best prices are paid from March to May.