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The Best Time to Sell Motorbike; and When to Get a New One!
Picture this: the season of the 2 wheels has ended, it’s time to put away your pride and joy, and then you think to yourself maybe it’s time to upgrade! This may seem crazy but we have found that the best time to trade in your tyres, is in the winter! The ground is all wet and boggy from the leaves, and the snowy season is approaching! However, at this time of year, you can take yourself to a nice showroom; chances are you might be one of the only ones in there! At this time of year you’re going to get yourself a stress-free sales man who will take their time to walk through a bike with you, rather than feeling pressured because there’s a million other people on the shop floor.
Many riders have put away their wheels for the winter, and there aren’t many people looking for a new one. Now it’s your time to shine! Find yourself a hidden gem to take out in the spring. Since winter is on it's way, your new friend is probably going to be locked up in a garage for a few months; and that’s okay! Keeping your wheels in storage until the warmer months will allow you to get to know your new toy. With your new treasure in the garage, you can get to know the ins and outs of it. That way, you don’t find yourself fiddling about, and having to pull over when adventure time strikes! Also, buying early will make the early season more exciting for you, than anyone else on the road!
If you’re considering a second hand purchase, why not check out our little guide we’ve put together called, 9 Steps to Buying Second-Hand!
So, when is the best time to sell? We hear you ask. We think the best time is around February time; just before the new season about to start. Getting a deal on your old friend at this time of year is great, everyone is excited to get going and you can usually get a bargain!
If you’re trading in to a company like us, we find that our time is most beneficial at this point. It’s still quite a quiet time; it isn’t crazy busy, this is the time you’re bound to get the best deal!
So, you have a set of wheels sat in your garage and you’re not sure if you’ll get the same price as what you paid, or you seriously doubt it. Well, you may be surprised! Here are 3 of the most common models that are most likely hold their resale rate.
Yamaha R6 - Image Source
Do you have one of these beauties in your garage? Traditionally, this model comes in Grey, White & Silver, and the Classic Team Yamaha Blue. Powered by the 599cc engine, this edgy model is a racer favourite.
If you would like to read a bit more about this lovely model, why not feast your eyes on a review the guys over at Superbike Magazine have written.
Harley Sportsters XL1200 - Image Source
Sporting a 1202cc engine, this beast weighs a hefty 556lbs, not that we would recommend lifting it. This charming cruiser is ideal for those who’d like to go on a nice relaxing ride with friends in the countryside.
Kawasaki ZX10R - Image source
This supreme Superbike will take you on the ride of your life with a top speed of 186mph. You’re sure to hear it racing down the street with it's 998cc engine.
We love this bike, and I'm sure you will too! Why not head on over to Bikers Hub to read their opinion on it?! (spoiler alert: it's pretty good)
If you'd like to price up your current ride, feel free to use our estimation system and see what we have to offer! Alternatively; if you’d like to compare rates, here are some other websites you might like to try:
In this day and age, it’s without a doubt that social media is ahead of the game. With technology evolving, we find ourselves stumbling across up and coming social media sites on a day to day basis. But is this really a good place to sell?
The first point of call is usually Facebook. The site has its own up and coming market spot, it’s ahead of the game in comparison to a lot of other sites. However, it is still early days. If you're auctioning off anything on Facebook can be a really sketchy way of going about it. You will have a lot of popularity on your wheels; yes. But with 1.15 billion users, Facebook is ranked the most popular social media platform on the planet; you can find almost anyone on there, even your neighbour’s dog!
I'd like to try Facebook! Well, expect a lot less than the recommended value; expect dodgy folk scouting around, expect kicking tyres and most of all, expect a lot of haggling. Facebook might be the cheapest route to go when selling a bike, but it’s certainly not the easiest.
On another note, the same goes for buying on Facebook. With people unknown in the motor trade trying to make their own markets, Facebook is generally a place where people sell fake products. We highly doubt that you would be the type of person to find a ‘Duckati’, as opposed to a ‘Ducati’, however, you might find yourself an un-serviced bike with many errors, or maybe it hasn’t passed it's MOT; the possibilities are endless.
You may be looking into selling to us, or you’re just generally curious. Why not head on over and take a look at our Facebook page, where we often share examples of models we have bought in the past. If your tyres turn up in our hands; it might appear on our page!
With over 30 years in the industry, we are well and truly trusted in the trade! You've got a lovely pair of wheels that you'd like to replace for a newer model, but you’re not sure on a price. Why not enter your details on our website and get a quote today! It takes less than a minute to complete! If you're happy with your quote, we will come and collect your two-wheeled-wonder for free! We will offer cash in hand for your bike, no matter what age; or condition it is in. Avoid tyre-kickers and go the hassle-free route with us. We offer a collection service, 7 days a week, in England, Scotland, or Wales, and; it's absolutely free!
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to speak to somebody direct, feel free to call us on 01274 600 224 where are friendly sales team of experienced bikers are on hand to give you advice. You can also email us at [email protected].