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Should I part-exchange or sell my bike?

If you are looking to swap to your next motorbike, you are probably thinking “Should I sell my bike or should I part-exchange it?”. Here we have looked at the benefits of both options.

A motorbike part-exchange

A motorbike part-exchange can be a great way of swapping your motorbike. It is a quick and easy process, and simply allows you to swap your current bike for a new one and then make up any difference. It gets your bike sold and you onto your next one quicker than any other selling option.

However, with a motorbike part-exchange you are always going to sacrifice some of your motorbike’s value. The dealer you are trading with is going to consider any repair/maintenance costs that your bike needs and what markup they’d have to add to it to re-sell it for a profit. Both will be factored into your part-exchange price.

You can also lose a lot of bargaining power. The dealer might offer you less for your bike if they can see how keen you are on theirs. Part-exchanging also limits you to one dealer. The motorbike you like might be available elsewhere at a better price and in a better condition.

What if I sell my bike privately or to a motorbike trader?

There are alternative ways you can sell your motorbike. You can sell your motorbike privately or to a motorbike trader like We Buy Any Bike.

Selling your motorbike privately could get you a better price for your bike, but it is far from hassle-free. It costs you to advertise, it is time consuming, and you are going to have to deal with hagglers and timewasters. There is also no guarantee that your bike will sell. Sites such as Autotrader, Ebay, and Gumtree are very saturated markets, which can leave you waiting a long time to get onto your next motorbike.

Compared to selling privately, using a motorbike trader such as We Buy Any Bike is quick, easy, and hassle-free. There are no advertising fees, no timewasters, and no hagglers. You simply enter your registration, mileage and a few other details and you will get an instant price for your motorbike.

If you choose to accept, we will collect your bike for FREE and send you the money within 4 working days via bank transfer. You can even choose our premier payment option which will give you the money and freedom to start looking for your next motorbike straight away!


George Sutton

21 Aug 2023

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