by Dan Rathbone, March 26, 2014
If you'd like to ride a motorcycle, buying a used bike is a great way to save money.A new motorcycle is expensive. Also, it's widely known that a new bike will lose value as soon as you drive it off the dealer's parking lot. It's entirely possible to find a high-quality used motorcycle for thousands of dollars less than a new one.
Unfortunately, buying a used motorcycle is a difficult process for many people.Every motorcycle has a different condition, mileage, and maintenance record. All these details add up the market value for any single motorcycle - but if you don't know how a detail affects the price, you could pay too much sell for too little. Further, the typical process of negotiation for a motorcycle can lower the price - but you don't know how much until you start negotiating. The price for any single motorcycle is not easy to determine, so prices across the used motorcycle market are not transparent.
We collect millions of prices of used motorcycles across hundreds of cities.If you're buying or selling a particular motorcycle, we can show you hundreds of prices for similar bikes. Of course, every motorcycle is different - but by showing similar bikes together, they are easy to compare. You can look at each one and see the information the owner has listed, such as mileage, maintenance, and pictures to indicate condition. These comparisons give you the information you need to determine the fair price for any single motorcycle. Negotiation may still change the price, but if you understand the market value for a few motorcycles, you're in a better position to pick the right one. You can start the negotiation with confidence and evaluate the final price accurately.
To be clear, MotorcycleGraph is not in the business of buying or selling motorcycles like a dealership. Our business is simply collecting and sharing information.We want to collect data about all the motorcycles and share it with all the buyers and all sellers. We show this information on a graph to make it easy to visually compare the prices. Below each graph we show links to the details of each motorcycle (on other websites) where you can find more details. Providing this data, on millions of motorcycles across hundreds of cities, makes price comparison easy for individual motorcycles, and makes prices transparent across the whole used motorcycle market.
MotorcycleGraph is a new website.We're small and we're growing, many people still don't know about us. In a market as big as the one for used motorcycles, many people will still make mistakes when they pick a price to buy or sell a motorcycle.
By showing our motorcycle data on a graph, motorcycleGraph makes it easy to spot these mistakes.You can avoid prices that are too high and perhaps even benefit from a price that's below the market average. Ultimately, we want to help all buyers and sellers find a fair price for their motorcycle, quickly, easily, and accurately. We think that when more people know the fair price for a motorcycle, it's easier to agree on that price. In other words, it's easier to find a fair deal. This is how we save you time and money, and this is how we make the market for used motorcycles more efficient.
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