Motorcycle Appraisals

How to get accurate Motorcycle appraisals

Getting accurate appraisals on a motorcycle is dependent on how much information you can give. Many people wishing to sell their motorcycle want to know how much they can “get for it,” and want it fast. Others just want to know what their motorcycle is worth, possibly for insurance purposes or maybe an estate sale. A lot depends on the motorcycle owner’s time table for selling their bike. Whether they want to sell it fast or just know the value of their motorcycle, having a list of information and details handy will facilitate getting accurate motorcycle appraisals.

Most of the information you would want to have would seem obvious but the devil is in the details as they say. So give it a little thought and have it at written down and ready to give to any motorcycle appraiser. Include some anecdotal information in the description like:

“This 2005 Honda Goldwing was built in late summer, near the end of a build year and only has 5000 miles!”

“Only 200 of these Harleys were made, this was #37. Progressive shocks were added and it has been lowered an inch.”

Details like these can help the appraiser see the value that you do in the machine, especially if they are the ones that might be buying it from you. Sell Us Your Bike for example will give you a free motorcycle appraisal. We also buy motorcycles to sell to dealers all across the U.S., filling demand and special requests.

Here are the basics you’ll need:

  • Motorcycle Make
  • Motorcycle Year
  • Motorcycle Model
  • Motorcycle Type
  • Mileage (Verified / Not Verified)
  • Color
  • VIN
  • Frame
  • Front Suspension
  • Rear Suspension
  • Foot bars
  • Crash bar
  • Paint Type/Style
  • Trim
  • Tires
  • Wheels
  • Transmission
  • Custom features included
  • Standard Accessories
  • Non-standard features and accessories
  • Recent Maintenance
  • Recent Repair
  • Detailed Description and overall condition of the motorcycle to be appraisedFor a more complete list of what you might want to have ready, check out this form for a Free motorcycle appraisal

    We hope this information helps and that you get accurate motorcycle appraisals!

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