As with any motor vehicle, ensuring its looking tip-top is one of the essential parts of the selling process. You are spending as much time as possible making the bike look its best. A future owner will inevitably look at the Motorbike for sale and believe it has been well maintained just from first impressions. Confidence will be instilled, and the haggle factor increases in your favour. The more effort that you put in at this stage will reap the rewards later on in the process. Wash it, polish it, apply wax and plastic restorers; the more elbow grease used, the better the results; every bit helps.
Ensuring that all relevant paperwork is in order is essential again in showing a prospective buyer that all is good.
Any history relevant can show that the bike has been looked after at a "no-cost attitude" and the machine had been well cared for that could include: Up to date Mot certificates, receipts for work done like servicing, new tyres etc. V5 registration document, service books, manufactures owner's booklet.
Fixing minor issues is a straightforward way of ensuring that you retain a good value for your bike. Keeping the bike serviced regularly. Buyers will be able to see that new parts have been fitted like tyres, spark plugs, oil and air filters. Appearance counts for everything. Also, if possible, replace aftermarket parts for stock if you are considering selling or part ex to a dealer. Or at least offer stock parts in with the deal. A stock bike will appeal to a broader market of buyers and increase your chance of a deal.
Research the value of your Motorbike, so you are aware of the actual value of your machine. By this time, you should have some idea of the value of the Motorbike, but you need to be sure. Research dealers and compare similar bikes, mileage, condition and version of your motorcycle. Check out online auction sites and national vehicle trader sites.
Once all the prep work has been done, you will need to take the best possible photographs if you are going to advertise the bike on auction sites or vehicle sale sites. Most smartphones these days have competent cameras and are more than suitable to take a handful of snaps that show off your bikes best side. Make sure you use a pleasant setting as a backdrop and good lighting when taking your photographs. A country park or a beach setting always creates a favourite spot for lots of dealers. Try some strange angles of the shot to add some quirkiness.
"I want to sell my motorbike"
If you have a bike and want to sell it, why not get a price from us today. Fill out your motorbike's reg above, and a few extra details. We will then get back to you within 24 hours with a competitive price for your bike. If you are happy with the price, we will arrange for someone to pick up your bike from your home (usually within 48 hours). Payment will be made directly into your bank account on inspection at your property. It's as simple as that.