How Much Is My Bike Worth
Lots of people ask "how do you value my bike". Many factors can affect the value of your bike. We need as much information from you so that we can give you the best price for your motorbike. Details required will include:
- Engine Size
- Physical Condition
- Service Record
- MOT History
All this information will help us calculate what your bike value is worth. As bike traders We will endeavour to be as fair as we can with your free motorbike valuation.
By inputting your registration number (VRM) into this website, our systems will automatically find your bike and its details. It won't tell us about any modifications, physical condition, service record, or accessories. If you cannot remember your registration number.
Free Valuation Factors
Physical Condition You will have to make an honest judgment on your bike's condition and let us know if you think the bike is mint or not; let us know of any marks on the paintwork or flaking chrome, etc. Are the Tyres in good condition? Any oil leaks? Drive chain condition. All this information paints a picture for us, enabling us to make a fair judgement.
Modifications Let us know if you have modified the bike in any form or has been modified by previous owners. Most dealers prefer a stock bike. Or if you still have the stock parts to go with the bike. Some modifications may be illegal, and a dealer would not be able to resell them.
Service Record Having the service record up to date, knowing the machine has been looked after.
MOT Status Our system will find this from your VRM. MOT information is nowadays readily available on the internet. The bikes value will be drastically reduced if it doesn't have an MOT, that is, if the bike is over three years old or more. The more recent the MOT, the better.
Bike Accident Damage At The Motorbike Dealer, we don't buy motorbikes that have been damaged in an accident, even if the main dealer or bike specialists have repaired them. Our HPI checkers can identify bikes that are CAT listed.
Mileage The less, the better for you, as big mileage on any vehicle will affect its value.
Year The year of registration is not always the same year of manufacture. Our system will find this from your VRM.
Value My Bike
For most people valuing a motorbike can be difficult. Privately the trend for motorbike valuations seems to be people checking autotrader or bike trader websites to see what their bike is listing for or asking on bike trader forums. The valuations given on autotrader and bike trader websites doesn't mean that's what the seller will get, it's often a lot lower. Our company ethos is keeping our costs low, so that we can pass on more money to our customers. Our service allows you to not have to advertise your motorbike privately, which means less timewasters and tyre kickers. It also eliminates the risk of thieves and criminals. Motorbike traders will often ask a higher premium than private sales, as they can also offer buyers additional services such as finance for their new bike.
Private Bike Plates
Private plates have no value to us. We will still buy your bike if you have one, or you can apply for its original VRM from the DVLA. This can be done online, but there is a cost from them and also may take some time, so it may be worth considering this before you get a valuation of your bike. You can follow the link below to remove your private plate. https://www.gov.uk/personalised-vehicle-registration-numbers/take-private-number-off
I've Lost My V5 Registration
We will only buy your bike if you have a valid V5 that is in your name and current address. You can apply online for a duplicate V5 from the DVLA follow the link. https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-log-book A new V5 is often sent out within a couple of weeks, although its wise to expect delays due to Covid-19.
You will need an MOT certificate for us to know that the machine your selling is mechanically sound and roadworthy. We only buy bikes with a valid MOT.
My Bike Has A Q Plate
Kit cars, rebuilds, radically altered vehicles are why a vehicle would display a Q plate VRM and would be of no interest to The Motorbike Dealer.