Selling a motorbike can be a harrowing time, I write this from personal experience, in the past 6 months I have danced the DVLA dance and gone through the full process of taking my CBT, theory, MOD1 and MOD2 to get my full license.
I wanted to do this in a sensible way and make sure I get some road time while taking the tests. From what other riders told me that would be more valuable than the tests themselves. How true they were.
I’m lucky enough to have some great biker friends who advised me that a good first bike was a Yamaha YZF R-125. I purchased one from Gumtree as the bike I found on the site was the closest to me and looked very clean, for a first bike I really recommend you try it, and this is the reason I say at the start of the article, selling a motorbike can be a harrowing time.
I had a really positive 6 months commuting on that motorbike and selling it was a difficult decision but I needed the funds for my first big bike.
I believe every true biker goes through the same experience when they sell a motorbike and unless they are planning on upgrading it genuinely hurts.
I do suggest you try all free avenues when looking to sell a motorbike as it will make the pain of paying money to someone for a deal, less painful.
We pride ourselves at we want your motorbike on agreeing a cost, making sure the transaction is free and never charging for a pick up no matter where you are in the UK!
When I initially took my motorbike tests and looked to sell my 125, I wasn’t aware of the services such as we want your motorbike and wish I had known as the amount of tyre kickers, discount hunters and non-bikers who turned up drove me mad, you can save hours and hours of hassle by talking to a company like ourselves and cutting out the middle man.
We look to pay a fair cost as long as the bike is in good working order.
As I write this article we have hit the beginning of autumn, not officially as that’s the 22nd of September but the nights are getting darker and the air is cooler, this changes the type of motorbike that will generate the most money and it’s well worth researching the time of year you decide to sell your motorbike to generate the highest fee.
In September we look to buy and pay the most for the following makes:
We can justify paying more for these bikes as we communicate with lots of dealers and these are the most sort after and searched motorbikes on the internet for the previous September period.
Specifically the Yamaha R1 and R6, Honda CBR1000 Fireblade, Harley Davidson Sportster, Honda CBR600RR, Suzuki GSXR600, BMW R1200GS and the BMW S1000RR.
Give us a shout if you want to sell any of the above and we will give you a free valuation.
If you want to see my beloved YZF R-125 that I was so passionate about look below!