How do we calculate the worth of your bike?
Our bike value checker takes several factors into account when calculating your bike's valuation.
These include the vehicles:
• Mileage of the vehicle
• Age of the vehicle
• Manufacturing date
• Version, or trim
• Vehicle’s condition
• How the vehicle has been driven
Once we have all the necessary information, we can then provide a personalised valuation that is unique and accurate to your vehicle at the time of valuation.
We regularly assess market prices, across a host of different manufacturers. This ensures Charles Hurst can provide you with an up-to-date valuation for your bike, giving you the full picture when you’re looking to sell or part exchange.
We understand every vehicle is unique. That is why you can trust us to provide you with a price that factors in all the above considerations, giving you an accurate valuation of your bike’s worth – helping you plan your next purchase.
Frequently asked questions
How much is my bike worth?
Use our free bike valuation tool on this page to find out how much your bike is worth when selling or part-exchanging your bike. Simply enter your vehicle’s registration number and the current mileage of the bike.
Then, provide your contact details and the closest Charles Hurst dealership. On occasion, further information may be required such as manufacturer, specification, and type of vehicle. Then, one of the team from Charles Hurst will be in touch with your valuation.
How accurate are online bike valuations?
As long as you provide the most accurate and up to date information about the vehicle, online bike valuation tools should provide you with an accurate, at the time it is submitted, value.
Just because you request a valuation for your vehicle, you are under no obligation to buy, sell or part-exchange your bike with us, so you can rest assured your valuation is accurate.
How to increase a bike’s value?
There are many factors that will increase a bike’s value. Some are obvious changes that will incur quite a bit of investment in your bike, and some are smaller and will likely cost a few pounds.
Examples of how to increase the vehicle’s worth:
• Have the bike being valued valeted, a professional valet often has packages for selling a bike or having it valued, to help get the best valuation for the bike.
• If you don’t want to have it valeted, giving the interior and exterior a thorough clean should improve the overall appearance and ensure the best valuation.
• Sorting minor dents and scratches. Depending on the severity, you can sometimes do these yourself.
• Looking after your vehicle, being prompt when repairs are needed, maintaining its appearance and booking in for regular servicing.
• Having the correct paperwork, this includes a full-service record, latest MOT certificate and V5C certificate.
What can decrease the bike’s valuation?
Similar to increasing a bike’s worth when being valued, there are several things that can reduce a bike’s value on the market. It’s worth being aware of these before you decide to sell or part exchange.
• Excessive mileage means an increased chance of wear and tear to the vehicle, which normally results in a lower resale value.
• Modifications, valuations may or may not take these into account. Often modifications not completed by the manufacturer negatively impact the vehicle’s worth, and this could reduce your vehicle’s valuation.
• Damage and wear and tear to both the exterior and interior will mean repairs are required – negatively impacting its value.
How does mileage affect value?
Mileage is the biggest contributing factor to determining the vehicle’s value. Mileage is used as an indicator towards usage, and high mileage often means high usage. This often results in increased wear and tear to the vehicle, which normally results in a lower resale value when compared to the exact same make, model and specification, with lower mileage.
What is considered high mileage?
On average, a bike will cover 3,000 - 6,000 miles a year. If your vehicle goes above this, that is considered high annual mileage.