6 Reasons Why Selling A Motorcycle Might Be A Good Idea
The thought of owning a motorcycle can be very appealing: the freedom, the enjoyment, the speed. Weaving through traffic or taking those bends like Valentino Rossi.
The sad truth is that many buy a motorcycle with good intentions, only to give up riding it and leave it to rust away in the back of the garage.
Here are 6 good reasons why you should sell your motorcycle for scrap.
You Hardly Ever Ride It
There are ‘fair weather’ riders and then there are those who take their motorcycle out for a spin a couple of days in a year.
A motorcycle needs to be constantly maintained and serviced just like a car. You can’t just hop on and hope it will start. The less you use it, the more you’re damaging it, resulting in costly repairs just to get it on the road again.
You Never Ride It
Other priorities such as starting a family mean that the motorcycle gets put away in the hope of one day riding it again. For many however, life gets in the way and the motorcycle gets neglected and forgotten.
DIY Repairs Gone Wrong
Many motorcycle owners think they can easily do repairs and modifications at home. If you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t try and fix it yourself, leave it to a qualified mechanic. Many amateurs end up dismantling their motorcycles only to realise they don’t know how to put it back together again, or even more seriously, don’t adjust it correctly making it unsafe to ride.
It’s Costing You Money
One of the benefits of owning a motorcycle instead of a car, is that it should save you money. However, if you have both, you’re paying road tax, insurance and MOTs twice. If you can’t justify the costs of keeping your bike on the road, then there’s no point in keeping it. It ends up being a burden and added expense that you just can’t afford.
You Can’t Ride It Properly
Riding a motorcycle correctly and safely requires skill. If you don’t know how to handle your bike, you’re a danger to yourself and other road users.
You’ll Help The Environment
Even if it’s sitting in your garage, an unused motorcycle is damaging the environment. Scrapped motorcycle parts will be reused or recycled and harmful liquids will be disposed of responsibly at an authorised treatment facility.
By selling a motorcycle for scrap, you’ll be lowering your carbon footprint. For more information on scrapping your motorcycle and a free, no obligation quote, contact Scrap My Bike today.