How to get the most from selling your motorcycle

Five simple steps that could add up to a big difference in sale price

By Alan Dowds

YOU may have noticed that Visordown is now offering FREE classified ads – so there's no better place to sell your bike. And in celebration of our new classified section, we thought we'd give you some advice on how to get the most from the buying and selling process. Here's the first part – getting your bike looking good.

1: Make an honest assessment

Try to imagine you're seeing your bike for the first time – what stands out about the cosmetics, in a bad way? It might be useful to get a mate round for an independent view. You've probably got used to that blue tinted windscreen, scratched carbon yoke protector and purple wheels. But they might not be to everyone's taste.

Prioritise the jobs and be realistic about what's economic – there's no point spending a load of time and cash that you won't get back at sale time. Removing the carbon stickers and refitting the stock screen is free and easy – but it's better to knock £50 off for the purple wheels than to spend £150 getting them re-powdercoated.

  • Find the ad for the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R pictured above here.
Be honest. Does your bike look like this?




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