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Selling a Motorcycle Privately

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By : Jan Nasir   99 or more times read
Submitted 2011-03-17 03:30:39

Every so often we want to upgrade our used motorbike and in most cases the old bike needs to find a new owner. So what are the options and what needs to be considered to sell a motorbike without under selling it? There are a number of options a seller can consider. The obvious one is to trade in the used bike when negotiating the price for the new bike with the dealership. The advantage of this option is the convenience. Itís as simple as riding the used bikes to the dealership and swapping it with the new bike. Itís simple and hassle free but in most cases used bike wonít fetch as much money as when selling a bike through private bike sales.

Private bike sales does in most cases work out to fetch a higher price for the used bike than trading it in at the dealer but it is also more time consuming. Used bikes will need to be cleaned and prepared for sale. First a seller will need to consider the laws that might apply for private bike sales in the state or country. All titles need to be cleared i.e. any owing finance repayment need to be paid and in some states (in Australia) the seller will need to provide a road worthy certificate which serves a proof that the used bike has been inspected by an authorized mechanic, is safe to ride on the road and complies with the road regulations.

Clean and tidy used bikes with a complete service history are easier to sell. So it is not just in oneís own safety interest to keep the motorbike well maintained but it will be simpler to sell a bike when the time comes to buy a new one. Research what other comparable used bikes in similar condition with similar kilometers sell for. A motorbike classifieds website such as is a good and reliable source for research and comparison for online bike sales.

When it comes to advertising the used motorbike online bike sales classifieds are by far the best option to advertise the used bikes. The traditional way of advertising the motorbike in the local paper can be ok but has many disadvantages, such as, limited description space, no specification and very low quality image if an image can be provided at all. Online motorbike classifieds can be seen not only locally but all over the state, country and essentially the world. The offerings differ from one bike sales site to another but in general there is ample space for descriptions, the advertisement can be edited and the images are in high resolution.

The seller needs to do some research in regards to suitable used bikes classifieds that are suitable for the region or country and then compare the prices. While sites such as charge for a standard listing that includes a few images, other sites such as offer standard used bikes ads for free. This includes a number of images, editing options and the bike sales advertisement stays online until the used bikes is sold.

These used bikes classifieds offer seller a wider range of options that can be explored without having to pay for bike sales advertising space. It also allows reaching a wide range of buyers who are in the market to buy a used bike.

Author Resource:- has a wide range of used motorbikes for sale from sellers all over Australia. Browse through a wide range of used bikes as well as new bikes from custom choppers, dirt bikes, sports bike, and scooters to motorbike parts and accessories.

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