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MyMotorCycleCheck.com Bike Market Overview November 2012: Barely used scooter bargains and a huge range of used 800cc options
MyMotorCycleCheck.com - the UK’s No.1 motorbike and scooter provenance website - has saved tens of thousands of people from making an expensive two-wheeled mistake. In these monthly bulletins its Valuation Team’s motorcycle expert, Rob Hobson, outlines the most significant trends in the UK market.
Mr Hobson commented: “It’s that frustrating time of year for bikers when the nights are drawing in just as manufacturers unveil their latest models. Many will make their UK debuts at the NEC later this month. BMW has its re-designed R1200 GS, pitched against the highly successful Triumph Explorer and a real contender in the new 1190 KTM. Expect the arrival of bigger capacity models from Chinese manufacturers such as Loncin, following their phenomenal growth and acceptance in the lightweight sector.
“As we approach the end of a rain-soaked year, dealers are still reporting ‘fairly decent’ levels of business, leading to some very attractive used options. We predict that used values will drop slightly this month to reflect a general weakening of demand as the weather changes. However, some popular mid-range models – from Yamaha, Suzuki etc – might see bigger drops due to their wide availability and increased competition from new models. In particular, people upgrading to a new adventurer are likely to be moving up from a smaller engined Triumph or similar, generating huge choice in the used 800cc category.
“In the scooter market, more riders continue to opt for the ultra-competitively-priced new Chinese models, forcing down values across the board. There are some real bargains to be had this November as hard-up scooter riders cash in on their first vehicles, promising themselves an upgrade in the spring.”
To help UK consumers make the right choice, MyMotorCycleCheck.com recently extended its database to cover bikes and scooters back to the 1995 model year. For only £4.95 you can confirm in seconds whether your potential pride and joy has ever been scrapped, stolen, written-off, had a plate or colour change and much more… Know what you’re getting onto: MyMotorCycleCheck.com
Over the last couple of years, CDL brands – MyMotorCycleCheck.com, MyCarCheck.com and MyTextCheck – delivered over 4.5m consumer checks. In addition, CDL performs over 1m vehicle data checks a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover and WhatCar?.
MyMotorCycleCheck.com uses up-to-the-minute information from the Police National Computer (PNC), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI).