How do I sell my motorbike?
Selling your motorbike can seem stressful. How do you arrange test rides? What about people not turning up? How do you accept payment?
WeWantYourMotorbike.com removes the hassle from selling a bike. You just need to put in a few details and you’ll get an offer for your bike.
All you have to do is:
Enter your registration details
Fill in some info about your bike and its condition, then upload some photos of it
You’ll be sent an offer for your bike within 24 hours
If you accept the offer, a WeWantYourMotorbike.com expert will be with you within 24 hours to check over your bike and take it away
Payment for your bike will be transferred to your bank account at the time of collection
What type of motorbike can I sell?
WeWantYourMotorbike.com can make you an offer for all shapes and sizes of motorbike or scooter, including:
- 125cc bikes
- Touring and sport touring
- Off-road and dual sport
- Modified bikes
- Imported bikes
The only type of motorbike you can’t sell is a non-runner. If you’ve got a non-working motorbike, you could offer it for sale on online auction or private selling sites, or sell it to a scrap dealer if it’s in really poor shape.
What details do I need to sell my bike?
You’ll need to give some information about your bike to get an accurate offer.
- The registration number to look up the make and model
- Details about its overall condition and mileage
- Whether you have both keys and the logbook (V5C)
- Tax and MOT status and when it was last ridden up to full temperature
- Whether it’s been modified or has any aftermarket accessories fitted like heated grips or crash bungs
- Details of any damage, dents, scratches, corrosion
- Any parts in need of replacement, like tyres or chain and sprocket
- Upload some photos to show the condition of your bike
How much is my bike worth?
Once you’ve given the information above and added some photos, you’ll be able to get an accurate offer for your motorbike based on its current value.
Other online value checkers will give you a basic idea based on the make, model and mileage, but your bike’s actual value will also be heavily influenced by:
- Overall condition
- Service history
- Number of previous owners
- Any damage or wear and tear
Get your bike ready to sell
Whether you sell your bike to a private buyer or through WeWantYourMotorbike.com, there are a few things you can do to make sure you get a decent offer for it.
- Give it a thorough clean. A dirty bike can look more tired and worn than it really is and makes it hard to inspect.
- Repair any minor damage or replace parts.
- You might find you get a better deal by removing modifications and aftermarket accessories and selling these separately.
- Make sure everything works as it should. If you find any problems, be honest about these when you come to sell. You can probably still sell your bike, but it’ll reduce the price you’ll get for it a bit.
- If your MOT’s expiring soon, it’s a good idea to get a new one before you list the bike for sale so buyers can see it’s safe and in working order.
- Dig out your bike's documentation, including receipts for parts, service records, past MOTs and the logbook.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, it’s common to sell bikes that still have finance outstanding. Ask your finance company for a settlement figure in writing and send it to WeWantYourMotorbike.com.
Once your bike’s sold, it’ll pay off the finance company within four working days and deduct the settlement figure from the agreed sale price.
You’ll need your bike’s logbook (V5C) and you must be named on it as the registered keeper.
You’ll also need two forms of ID, including one with your photo, like a passport or driving licence, and one with your address, like a utility bill in your name.
The name and address on your logbook needs to match the name and address on your ID.
It’s also useful if you have both sets of motorbike keys. You can still get a valuation if you only have one key, but it’ll be lower.
Finally, you’ll need your bank details and a finance settlement letter if your bike’s on finance.
WeWantYourMotorbike.com pays by bank transfer because it’s fast and safe. It won’t be able to pay you in cash.
No. But if you’ve lost your logbook, you can get a new one. It takes up to five working days and costs £25.
The valuation that WeWantYourMotorbike.com email to you isn’t a binding contract. Your bike will be inspected by an expert at collection and if it’s in poorer condition than you’ve said, the valuation will be lowered. If you’re not happy with the new valuation, you’re free to turn it down and walk away from the sale.
No, there are no fees of any kind.