Are you looking for a completely free, no-obligation motorbike valuation?
Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a new model, or simply want to sell an old motorbike that you no longer ride, if you want a fast, free and fair valuation of your bike, you’re in the right place.
Here at We Want Your Motorbike, we’ve bought thousands of bikes from people all over the country in the last decade or so and have become not just one of the biggest motorbike buying services in the UK, but also one of the most trusted.
That’s because we aim to make the process of selling your bike as easy and simple as possible, giving you a free valuation of your motorbike and an opportunity to make a sale within 24 hours of you entering your registration number, before collecting the bike and paying 100% of that figure into your account the very next day.
There’s absolutely no haggling and the whole process is completely safe and secure, with no time-wasting, no hidden fees and no hassle.
- 100% of the price we offer will be paid into your account
- 24 hours after typing in your reg, the money can be yours
- £3.5k is our current average valuation and price paid
- 4.7 out of 5 is our outstanding Trustpilot rating. People prefer selling our way.
What Affects the Value of Your Bike?
One of the most common things that we get asked is what kind of things affect the valuation that we give you for your bike. There’s a whole host of factors that we take into account, but here are just some of them.
The Make & Model
The make and model of your bike are probably the most important things that we look at when making a valuation, as the price will largely be based upon what the current market value of the bike is.
For example, if newer models of the bike have been released since you bought it, this will obviously knock the value down a little.
It goes without saying that a high-performance bike which was worth a lot when it was bought new is going to be worth more than a budget scooter, but it's important to remember that there are plenty of other factors that we’ll look at too.
Another big factor to consider is the working condition of the motorbike. It goes without saying that you should be trying to look after your bike as well as possible if you want to get a good price for it.
While the actual working condition of the bike is the main thing, the appearance is also important.
Even if your bike is in otherwise good condition, a bike that’s dirty and not well presented is never going to fetch as good of a price.
There are lots of little things that you can do to potentially slightly bump the price of the bike such as lubricating the chain, touching up any nicks or dents on the paintwork.
Of course, the cost of sorting out some issues may work out greater than the amount that the value is going to drop, so this is something that you’ll need to weigh up yourself.
The mileage of the bike is another important factor that we’ll take into account, as the more miles on the clock, the lower the value of the bike usually is.
Bikes generally average out at about 4,000 miles per year, and while this obviously varies quite a bit from one rider to another, it’s a good guide to determine your bike’s age.
While mileage is important, even if the vehicle does have quite a high mileage, if it’s still in really good condition, with complete service history, it might not affect the value too much.
While lots of bikers like to add modifications to their bike, both for performance and cosmetic reasons, buyers always prefer the bike to be as close to its stock condition as possible.
If possible, it’s a good idea to keep hold of original parts and try to return the bike to its original condition as much as possible before selling, but of course, you can’t always do this.
If that’s the case, such as with a custom paint job, be sure to note down any of these modifications and be sure to let us know about them before we make the valuation, as they could affect the price.
Making sure that the bike is regularly serviced is always a good idea, as not only will it keep it in good condition, but it could also help to push the value up too.
Make sure to keep on top of servicing your bike and always keep hold of the paperwork as this can all help you out when it comes to time to sell it.