How to Sell a Used Motorcycle

Posted on December 21, 2015 By

Selling your used motorcycle is a relatively quick and painless process. All you have to advertise your offer and use effective strategy for negotiating price. To ensure a faster selling process and get the best return on investment, refer to the following motorcycle selling tips.

Tip one – Make sure your motorcycle is serviced. There is nothing better than a potential buyer liking the way a used bike looks and feels while driving it. Be sure that all your chains are oiled and all necessary parts are lubricated. Being certain that your buyer gets the smoothest test ride possible can help you sell your motorcycle with much more ease.

Tip two – Take part in a detailed clean-up. Especially before you start advertising, a thorough wash and wax job will give your motorcycle that gleam that all riders look for. Excessive rust or corrosions should be treated and your vinyl seat should be finished too.

Tip three – Take good, detailed photographs for potential clients. Try your best to take pictures on a bright sunny day with the minimum amount of glare or shadows. Keep distractions out and get pictures of all angles. This will speed up the selling process, especially in a competitive market.

Tip four – Be sure you have established an effective price. Use resources such as Kelly’s Blue Book or NADA to help you determine the fairest price for your motorcycle. You don’t want to scare buyers away by pricing it way too high but you do want to price it high enough to exude confidence. Used vehicle buyers know that higher prices usually been better qualities and great value.

Tip five – Place an advertisement online or within your local newspaper. Most motorcycle enthusiasts pass the word about how they find the best sales, in local advertisements. Be sure to include photographs, all of your contact information, and the clarify that you have all the necessary paperwork.

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