Potential buyers will want to know about any past damage and repairs
The most effective way to sell a motorcycle is to place multiple advertisements in different mediums at the same time. Posting advertisements on the internet will garner enormous coverage instantaneously, but don’t discount or overlook the importance of advertising locally with homemade postings and local newspaper advertisements. Multiple, clear photographs of the motorcycle — accompanied by concise and detailed descriptions — will be necessary to draw anything more than passing interest in what you’re selling.
1. Design and distribute “For Sale” signs that can be hung in high traffic areas such as supermarkets.
For best results, your “For Sale” sign should include a few digital pictures of the motorcycle, taken from different angles and distances. Accompanying text should be short and to the point, while nevertheless including all of the important need-to-know details.
The bottom of the advertisement should have multiple tags with your name and phone number printed on them, so that interested parties can tear one off and contact you.
Once you’ve included all relevant photos and information, print multiple color copies for distribution.
2. Post on a popular and reputable sales website, such as Ebay Motors. Sites such as Ebay Motors have a fillable template for those who wish to sell a vehicle on Ebay.
Specifically, you will need multiple digital photos of your motorcycle, which will then be downloaded into the item profile. You should take many clear, well-lit photographs of the body from different angles, the engine, the odometer, and close-ups of dents or scratches. The digital camera you use should have a resolution of at least 1024 by 768 pixels.
The required information for an online vehicle posting is a great deal more involved than the information you would normally include in a “For Sale” printout. You will need to supply a detailed vehicle history report, and you’ll need to have the vehicle title ready to transfer to the buyer of your motorcycle.
3. Take out advertisements in your local paper(s). This will entail sending an email of your ad to the advertisement department of the paper, written exactly the way you’d like the ad to appear. There will be a word limit on your advertisement; generally, submitted ads are limited to three or four lines of text. Fees for placing an advertisement in the paper vary depending on the popularity and distribution range of the paper in question.