If you’re scoping out your options on when to sell a motorcycle, you obviously want to find the ideal time of year. You have four basic seasons of the year to explore, and we’ll explore them all individually.
First off, your best bet if you need to sell fast is to list your motorcycle for sale immediately. Regardless of the time of year, waiting for the optimal time only makes sense if you have time to wait. If you do potentially have some time to wait to sell your motorcycle, you should consider your options and weigh the pros and cons that each season has to offer.
When to Sell a Motorcycle in the Summer
Selling in summer, the heart of riding season, means you’ll likely get the best price. Most of the country is sunny and warm, and that is ideal weather for riding. This can be great for sellers, because many riders are eager to ride and looking to upgrade from their motorcycle.
However, unless you can afford to buy your next bike before your current one sells, you may also loose peak riding days if you decide to sell in summer. Furthermore, since this is the best time of the year to ride, are you truly prepared to sell and be left without a motorcycle during peak riding season?
When to Sell a Motorcycle in the Spring
Many riders begin looking for a new motorcycle before the prime riding season of summer. This can make spring a great time to beat the rush, and list your used motorcycle for sale. If you set a reasonable price you can get your motorcycle sold quickly in spring, and you’ll position yourself to purchase a new bike before the overwhelming rush of summer begins.
If you act quickly and decisively, you can get the best of both worlds in terms of a fair buying and selling price. This makes spring one of the best and most strategic times to list your motorcycle for sale.
When to Sell a Motorcycle in the Fall (Autumn)
Selling early in fall, after getting some final summer rides in can also work, but you need to list your motorcycle as quickly as possible in autumn. If you’re too late, you’ll run into some serious trouble selling near winter. Most of the motorcycle riding community is forced to hibernate in winter, so selling near the beginning of winter can be problematic.
Luckily, if you are quick to sell, you can also find some amazing deals on a replacement motorcycle in late autumn or anytime in winter.
When to Sell a Motorcycle in the Winter
Clearly this is the worst time to sell your motorcycle, but if you need to sell you can make it work. If you’re in a cold region of the country, you need to be open to shipping your motorcycle to another part of the country where riding is still an option like Florida or California.
Conversely, there are many great buying opportunities in the winter for bikers. So, if you are able to sell your bike in the heart of winter, you should definitely quickly take advantage of other winter deals to purchase your next motorcycle.
When to Sell a Motorcycle
Once you’ve explored the four seasons of the year, you’ll need to decide which works best for you and selling your motorcycle. Make sure to consider your options, and do what makes the most sense for you.
Consider your riding habits and and your plans for your next motorcycle purchase. If in doubt and your able, explore shopping for your next motorcycle before selling your current bike. This way you won’t miss any riding days, and you’ll be less likely to regret your decision to sell.
Have any tips of your own in terms of when to sell a motorcycle? Maybe you have a success or horror story selling during a certain time of year. Let us know in the comment section.