If you have never sold a motorcycle before then you need all the advice you can get on how best to approach the process. One of the biggest problems for anyone selling a bike is that there are plenty of good bikes in good condition to be had. You have to make sure that you do all that you can to get the best price for your machine. Remember that just because you own a Triumph motorcycle does not make you an expert on Triumph motorcycles. You will likely have to do some research about considerations such as price, no matter what make of machine you own.
You may be wondering why price research is so important if you are selling a motorcycle. It’s simple; you want to be realistic with the price you are asking for. Many people think it’s best to start at a high asking price and negotiate with potential buyers. The problem with this is that you can put potential buyers off if you are unrealistic with your asking price. We are not suggesting you start with a rock bottom price but you should always make sure it’s reasonable. Here are some other tips to consider when you are selling a motorcycle.
Make sure the machine is clean
This may sound really obvious but you would be surprised at how many people attempt to sell grimy looking motorcycles. When you clean your motorcycle make sure the cleaning is applied to all areas. This includes places such as under the seat, where debris can gather. You should also remove any surface rust. People are far more likely to want to buy your motorcycle if it is well-presented.
Get the motorcycle tuned
If you want to get a reasonable price for your bike it’s a good idea to have it tuned by a mechanic before you sell it. This should mean that when you start your bike, during any inspection by a potential buyer, everything will go smoothly. It also means that you have the added advantage of being able to supply a mechanics report confirming that the bike is in good working order.
Make sure your paperwork is all in order
It never looks good if you have to search around for paperwork in front of a potential buyer. You should always take the time to gather all of the necessary paperwork as soon as you make the decision to sell your bike. You should place all ownership and finance papers, as well as any other necessary documentation, in a file. If you do this you can always be certain to have all of your paperwork on hand whenever you need it.
Selling a used motorcycle is not an easy process. You have to be realistic when it comes to the price you ask. You may also have to be prepared to allow some time for a buyer to gather the entire cost together, although you should always ask for a reasonable deposit. Hopefully our tips will help you to sell your bike at a reasonable price with as little hassle as possible.