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Sell your bike in 3 simple steps

Top tips on selling your bike

Frequently asked questions

  • There are several ways to sell a second-hand bike. You can sell yours to dealers, using local classified ads (such as in a local paper) or online. Selling your bike online with Auto Trader puts you in front of a large audience of buyers, helps you price your bike for the best sale, and you can create an advert in three easy steps. What’s not to like? Create a bike ad now.

  • Selling your bike online is fast and simple. On Auto Trader, you simply need your registration and mileage to start. Once you’ve prepared your bike and created your advert, you’ll just need to wait until potential customers show an interest. Once you’ve struck a deal, you’ll need to arrange payment and collection.

  • To sell your bike privately, you’ll need the following documents:

    • V5C document
    • Bike handbook (owner’s manual)
    • MOT certificates
    • Service book, plus any receipts for service and maintenance work
    • Receipts for any modifications
    • Proof of any transferrable warranty
    When you’ve sold the car, you’re legally obliged to inform the DVLA. Do this by filling in the form on the V5C Registration Document and posting it to them. If it’s a private sale, you’ll have to give the green section of the V5C to the new owner. If you’re selling to a trader, give them the yellow section. You’ll also need to update your insurer straight away.

  • No, it’s illegal to sell a bike with outstanding finance. If you have outstanding finance on your bike, then you’ll need to get an early settlement figure, pay off the finance or agree a settlement process with the buyer.

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