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Old 09-05-18, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Pricing your bike to sell

Hi all,

I'm thinking of parting ways with my beloved SV650S. I don't quite know how much to price it for. I want to be fair but obviously don't want to be ripped off.

How should I price it? Is there a website, like there is for cars?

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Old 09-05-18, 11:41 AM   #2
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My first port of call would be https://www.autotrader.co.uk/bikes

You can search for similar bikes, similar condition, similar area etc. The only issue is that you get a list of the ones that haven't sold yet
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Old 09-05-18, 11:45 AM   #3
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Good idea! It's quite difficult as each bike has a different number of modifications!

Would you suggest I simply list it for what I think it's worth and then be prepared to be knocked down on price a bit? It's quite difficult!
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Mods aren't worth that much on resale unless they're spectacular and the buyer actually wants them. Stock bikes often command better resale value as they haven't been messed with.
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Old 09-05-18, 02:32 PM   #5
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I think i’ll have to hold out the right buyer then, as mines got quite a lot of mods, although all are functional, or purely cosmetic. However all tasteful! Although i would say that haha!
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Old 09-05-18, 02:43 PM   #6
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A "completed listings" search on eBay might shed some light.
The harsh reality... any bike is only worth what someone is prepared to pay.
Generally speaking modifications do not tend to add any value and in some cases can make a bike more difficult to sell.
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Old 10-05-18, 08:11 AM   #7
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You could always list it in the for sale section on here - listing all your mods and a price you think it's worth.
You might just sell it, or in reality peeps on here will comment if it's over priced.


At least we would know what age, mileage, mods, service history, crashes or marks your bike has.


Oh and if it's a naff Curvy, their not worth much at all - Pointy's are better.
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Old 10-05-18, 08:18 AM   #8
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I think that’s probably a good idea. I’ll post it on here once i’ve got a fresh mot on it. Should be tomorrow! It’s also got a brank new tyre on the back, with less than 50 miles on it!

There are a few marks but nothing major! Haha, no its a K8 sport! Not a curvy!
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Old 10-05-18, 09:57 AM   #9
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My only advice would be that if it's a tidy modded bike you're going to get a better price from someone who is looking at it rather than from someone on the end of a phone. It follows that finding a potential buyer near enough to you for that to happen is key so consider taking some half decent photos of it and putting them on a flyer in your local biker cafe/meeting place, or better still going there and leaving one displayed on the bike itself. Obviously this only works if the bike really does have that initial "wow" factor when people see it, and be super careful about disclosing where the bike is kept until your satisfied they're genuine. If it doesn't actually stand up to close inspection it's sometimes better to have them travel a fair way to see it, that way they've pretty much convinced themselves they want to buy it by the time they arrive so as long it does what you said it did enthusiasm overcomes disappointment......
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This whole selling thing is a bit of a minefield! Haha!

So it would appear that i shouldn’t include images of any marks, and just see what the buyer picks up on then?!
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