How To Find Used Motorcycles Values

By Allison R Thompson

When looking to buy either a used motorcycle a person needs to understand just how these vehicles are valued. Several factors will need to be taken into consideration in order to come up with used motorcycles values and the main ones include, the condition of the motorcycle, how old it is and where it is.

The easiest way for you to be able to value the price of a used motorcycle and compare this to what the seller is asking is by getting hold of a copy of the NADA Price Guide or the Kelley Blue Book. In this article we explain a little bit more about these two books along with details of some other ways you can check out the value of a used motorcycle you may wish to buy.

The National Automobile Dealer's Association (NADA) Guide is as well known as the Kelley Blue Book. However, a large number of dealers and private buyers prefer this one over the Kelley Blue Book simply because they feel it offers a large amount of information relating to how the valuation of each vehicle is arrived at. The Guide has been published since 1933 and is one of the largest publications offering valuation prices for all types of vehicles including motorcycles.

However when talking about books which offer information regarding the valuation of vehicles then the one you will hear most people talk about is the Kelley Blue Book. This particular one has been available for over 80 years now and unlike NADA they actually produce more than one type of price guide book. The one that you will often see most dealers of vehicles referring to including motorcycle dealers is known as the "Kelley Blue Book Auto Market Report - Official Guide".

The problem with this book over the NADA Guide is that the valuations shown in it are not what the bike is really worth but at what price you are likely to buy or sell it at. In many cases the price you see will be somewhat less than what is being asked for it, simply because the seller is trying to make a profit. So having a copy of either of these books will be handy when it comes to getting a good deal on your used motorcycle.

The more information you have when it comes to knowing the true value of a motorcycle then the more bargaining power you will have when it comes to making the deal. If, however, you are finding it some what difficult to get hold of copies of either the Kelley Blue Book or the NADA Guide then why not go online instead. There are a number of sites now online which can quickly find you the information that you are looking for so you will soon be able to see if you are getting a good deal on the motorcycle you want to buy.

The first site that you may want to consider using to get a proper valuation on a used motorcycle is "". This one contains information on all makes and models of motorcycles that have ever been produced and is a very simple and easy site to navigate. To get the valuation for the motorcycle you are considering buying you just need to enter the make, model and year of motorcycle. Once done an email is sent directly to you showing what the bike is valued at along with the price at which it may be sold for.

Along with the "" another really good website for getting used motorcycles values form is called "". This site as with the one previously mentioned provides you with a valuation of what they think the motorcycle is worth, but also provide you with a figure of what they think the motorcycle is likely to be selling for. However if you want to ensure that you get the best deal possible when buying a used motorcycle then don't be afraid spending some time comparing all the information that these websites and guide books offer before you buy. Doing this is likely to end up saving you a lot of time and money. - 29952

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