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What documents do I need to sell my motorbike?

When looking to sell your motorbike, it is important to know what documents you require. This will not only speed up the sale process but can also help you to get a better price for your bike.

Here is all the paperwork you need, and why each piece is important:

Logbook (V5C)

Your logbook or V5C document is probably the most important. It proves that you are the legal owner of the motorbike and that it is yours to sell. Once you sell your bike, you will need to inform the DVLA that you are no longer the registered keeper by filling in the relevant section on your V5C document. When you sell your motorbike to WeBuyAnyBike.com, we will always request your motorbike V5C so make sure you have it!

Service and MOT history

Your motorbike’s service and MOT history are also vital as it demonstrates that your bike has been well maintained, is in good condition, and that the mileage is genuine. These documents may increase your motorbike valuation as bikes that have them are nearly always more desirable to potential buyers. It is also good practice to keep the paperwork for any parts, repairs, or modification work as it’ll show that it has been done professionally.

Finance settlement (If applicable)

If you are looking to sell your motorbike with outstanding finance, then you will require a letter from the finance company or lender that details a settlement figure with an expiry date. Once you have this figure, you can proceed with the sale of your bike.

Here at WeBuyAnyBike, we make selling a bike with outstanding finance super easy! Once we have your settlement figure, we will pay the finance company direct, deduct the settlement amount from the agreed price for your bike and then pay you the rest.

Motorbike handbook /Owner’s manual

Not as essential, but it’s also good to have your handbook or owner’s manual when it comes to selling your motorbike. This will be important to potential buyers as it contains important instructions and maintenance details. And that’s it! That’s all the documentation you need to sell your motorbike.

Our simple sale process is what makes us the UK’s leading motorbike buyer. We’ve bought thousands of motorbikes, and yours could be next! Just enter your registration and mileage into our online form for an instant motorbike valuation!


George Sutton

25 Jul 2023

For any blog enquiries, please emailgeorgesutton@superbikefactory.co.ukView all posts by George Sutton

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