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It may sound obvious but buying a motorcycle is one of biking's best experiences. From working out the type of bike you want to scanning the market to see what's out there, to test riding and finally buying. It's an adventure. Whatever you're buying, our guides will help you make a great choice.

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Used Motorcycle Warranties – Everything you need to know

Published: 26 March, 2019

Time to buy a new bike?  If you are looking to purchase a second-hand motorbike, you may be concerned that it could have potential problems or defects just waiting to be uncovered. Whilst buying any kind of second hand or…

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Used Motorcycle Buying Guide: What to Check

Published: 26 March, 2019

This isn’t just another guide that tells you to check every component of the motorcycle and ensure it’s not corroded and not damaged. This is a real-world buyer’s guide designed to help you purchase a great second-hand motorcycle, not a…

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What is a pre-registered motorcycle?

Published: 26 March, 2019

A pre-registered (pre-reg) bike is a motorcycle or scooter that has been registered (often by the dealer, sometimes by the finance company) but it has never been owned or ridden by a member of the public. Why do dealers pre-reg…

New vs Used Motorcycle – Buying Guide

New vs Used Motorcycle – Buying Guide

Published: 26 March, 2019

Getting your hands on your first motorbike or scooter is a real buzz and luckily, it’s one of those feelings that you can repeat – every time you purchase a fresh motorcycle there’s an addictive rush about the whole experience….

Is there a motorcycle scrappage scheme?

Is there a motorcycle scrappage scheme?

Published: 26 March, 2019

In 2009 the UK government introduced a scrappage scheme but it was only for vans and cars and didn’t include motorcycles and scooters. The scheme was introduced after the car industry experienced 11 months of a consecutive fall in sales….

What is motorcycle part exchange

What is motorcycle part exchange

Published: 26 March, 2019

Part-exchanging your motorbike or scooter can be a great option when you’re switching to another model. The way it works is simple: the dealer values your bike and offers you that sum off the purchase of a new model. Some…

Why do motorcycle dealers offer low part-exchange prices?

Why do motorcycle dealers offer low part-exchange prices?

Published: 26 March, 2019

There aren’t many people who relish walking into a motorcycle dealership, even if you know they’ve got a bike you want. You’re on their turf, you’re playing them at their own game and they’re professionals, you’re just a happy amateur….

Motorcycle OTR price – What does On The Road mean?

Motorcycle OTR price – What does On The Road mean?

Published: 26 March, 2019

Thinking of investing in a new bike? Fancy seeing something new and shiny on the driveway? When it comes to purchasing a new bike, there are many ways to finance your next set of wheels. But, when it comes to…

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Buying a motorbike with outstanding finance

Published: 26 March, 2019

When buying a motorcycle privately, there’s more risk than buying from a dealer. One of the risks when buying a bike privately is that there’s outstanding finance on the vehicle. However if you take the right steps, buying a motorcycle…

Do all motorcycles have ABS?

Do all motorcycles have ABS?

Published: 26 March, 2019

Do All Motorcycles Have ABS? On January 1st, 2016, it became mandatory for all motorcycles that have an engine displacement greater than 125cc to have an ABS system fitted.  In addition, smaller motorised two-wheelers with a displacement of 50cc or…

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Cash vs Part Exchange – Which Is Better?

Published: 26 March, 2019

Buying your next bike is a big investment, both in terms of finance and emotion.  When we buy a car, we consider the practicalities and seek out the most affordable and sensible way to get us from A to B. …

Motorcycle Auctions – Your Guide To Bidding And Buying

Motorcycle Auctions – Your Guide To Bidding And Buying

Published: 24 March, 2019

Buying at auction can be a great way to pick up a bargain bike.  But, if you are not careful you can end up with a real doozy on your hands, or blow your budget in a bidding fury.   …

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Buying a motorbike on finance? Watch out for these traps

Published: 24 March, 2019

Buying your next motorbike on finance means that you are able to afford a newer, faster and more reliable bike than just using your savings alone.  The benefits of bike credit are many and varied, but there are potential pitfalls…

When’s the best time to buy a new motorcycle?

When’s the best time to buy a new motorcycle?

Published: 24 March, 2019

For most of us, a new motorcycle is one of the largest purchases we’ll ever make, so it makes sense to shop around and get the best deal. There is no guaranteed time of year where bike prices are always…