Selling your bike means you need to prepare it for the sale.
Best not to sell your bike in poor condition.
Doing so may compromise the buyer’s safety besides getting a low price.
So, you’re planning to sell your current bike. You’d like to sell it at the highest possible price, of course. As such, you need to prepare it for the sale instead of being too literal with selling it “as it is.”
Wash and wax it
A dirty bike will put off a potential buyer even if it’s well-maintained and runs like how it did when it first exited the showroom. Would you want to buy a bike that’s caked in dust or mud (unless you wish to restore a vintage)?
Washing here includes the chain and the engine.
Tune it up
Sent it to your favourite mechanic and fix a potential problem. Don’t pass off a bike with especially brake or suspension problems which may compromise the safety of the buyer.
Service the bike
Speaking of the mechanic, you may as well go ahead and perform a periodic service. Change the oil and filter, clean or replace the air filter, and put in new plugs. The buyer will appreciate it and could well settle for a higher price.
Charge up or change the battery
Would you buy a bike that can’t start? You’d probably feel suspicious if the seller says, “Oh, the battery’s just flat, that’s all.” You want to hear how the engine sounds or if electrics and electronics still work. It’s the same when you sell.
Show your maintenance record
Make sure you keep those receipts or have the workshop stamp your service booklet. Failing that, official dealer or reputable workshops do keep records of your visit. Go to them and as for the service history. Nicely, of course.
Fuel it up
Best to have at least a half tank of petrol when the buyer comes to pick it up. A full tank is best. That way, he will go away happy and you can pat yourself for a job well done.
Ducati Malaysia kick starts 2017 with a very special ‘Red Weekend’ 2-day sales and discounts
For those Ducati fans and enthusiasts out there, this weekend is probably the best weekend to head on over to Ducati showrooms in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya to participate in their first sale event of 2017 dubbed “Red Weekend”. (more…)
Ducati akan menganjurkan satu promosi “Red Weekend” yang hebat hari ini dan esok (7-8 Januari 2017) bertempat di ruang pameran Ducati Kuala Lumpur, Naza Automall Petaling Jaya dan juga pusat-pusat pengedar Ducati di seluruh negara. (more…)
Once again, KL Bike Week returns for its 2015 edition. Organisers Red Garage Malaysia is hosting the annual two-wheeled soiree in the grounds of Lanai MaTIC off Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. The two-day event starts today and will run until tomorrow (Dec 19).
This year, KL Bike Week 2015 organisers have arranged with city officials to have parts of Jalan Ampang leading towards the event grounds closed the hopes of making things easier for bikers coming in and out. Worry not as you can still visit the event by taking a train to either KLCC or Dang Wangi as both stations are just 10-minute walks from Lanai MaTIC. You can refer to the map we’ve attached below.
Another key highlight of the event this year besides the mass show of all things two wheeled are the presence of several local bands tasked at providing the event’s soundtrack from its main stage. Of course, the main highlight of the roster this year is none other than legendary local rock band Wings who will headline the stage on Saturday evening.
We took a tour in the early hours of the event earlier today to see what you can expect from KL Bike Week 2015 (#KLBW2015).
First of all, you’ll see plenty of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Much of the local Malaysian Harley-Davidson owners community will be present in full force.
KL Bike Week is also a mecca for many custom bike owners and enthusiasts. You’ll see them at every corner and perhaps resting under a tree like this threesome.
KL Bike Week is also the perfect place to hunt for bargains. Plenty of vendors are present here offering various things from souvenirs to apparels, as well as various bike parts, riding gear, not to mention services as well such as on-site bike detailing.
The amount of kits on sale are impressive too, and would please just about any DIY biker buff. What caught our attention today was this, the VOLO Advance Braking Indication system.
However, should you fancy some of the finer things the two-wheeled world can offer, you can also indulge in artisan crafts. This selection of custom-made helmets and wood paintings made by Indonesian bike artisans Riders Rules are one example.
Should you be the type who’s always carrying a cheque book in your pocket with a finer taste for bikes, then you might just find yourself oogling over some rarities up for sale by specialist importers present. We absolutely love this Ducati Paul Smart we found on display by specialist importers Sri Changgong Sdn Bhd.
Besides that, Sri Changgong’s collection also includes a range of classic Japanese GP-derived two-stroke sports bikes. The Yamaha RZV 500R and the two TZRs next to it have indeed reignited our love for two-strokers.
Sadly though, some bikes you’ll see on the grounds of KL Bike Week 2015 aren’t for sale, like this rare Honda NM4 Vultus maxi-scooter. Yes, you read that right, this blacked-out thing is a SCOOTER. And beleive it or not, it is taking all the limelight away from the blacked-out MV Agusta parked next to it.
Of course, KL Bike Week isn’t all about two-wheels. There are plenty of independent food vendors and stalls or gerai with a rich selection of F&B. Even bikers need to fuel up too, and so should you.
Our visit during the early hours today was short, so no sights of massive biker groups mingling around just yet. But this bloke walking around with a fiesty-looking parrot on his shoulder was interesting to say the least.
Also making an appearance is the 1Malaysia custom cruiser built by the famed Orange County Choppers. Was this budgeted using the hotly contested RM2.6 billion? Hmmm…
Got the need for speed? Well then, let BikesRepublic.com and Shell Advance remedy that for you virtually! Yes, we are present this year together with our partners Shell Advance Malaysia and you can win exclusive prizes in our simulator tournament just by visiting our booth!
So? What are you waiting for? Come on down tonight and experience some of the best of Malaysian motorcycling at its finest!
The Malaysia 2Wheels Festival returns for its third instalment this weekend.
Organised and launched by WSF Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd back in September, this year’s running set out with several missions at hand whilst tying itself up with the monthly KL Car-Free Morning initiative.
The event this year is supported by several key partners including government bodies such as Tourism Malaysia, the Ministry of Youth & Sports (KBS), the Department of Road Safety (JKJR), the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), as well as the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and its youth squad called the ‘Skuad Muda JPJ Malaysia’.
The event is split into two areas of its venue, which is the CIDB Convention Centre, with one part held outdoors and the other being indoors.
A tour of the indoor section reveals the presence of several manufacturers and their key dealer representatives. Amongst them include big names such as Moto Guzzi Malaysia,BMW Motorrad Malaysia, Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia via autohrised distributors Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, the newly consolidated KTM Malaysia represented by dealer Kamalia Motoworld Sdn Bhd, as well as Kawasaki Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd (KMMSB) represented by its super dealer Wilhin Motor (M) Sdn Bhd.
Also present here were several OEM brands and representatives. Leading this pack were the UK’s K-Tech suspension brand and its local distributor Kratos Motorsports. The specialist distributor is holding a special sale that sees all K-Tech products it carries enjoying a 10% discount throughout the festival’s duration, so for those in search for the optimum suspension setup for your bikes, this could be a good time indeed.
Moving along outside, there were several smaller vendors present here alongside a vast line up of F&B stalls too. However, all eyes were on the event’s main draw for Saturday, that being its Malaysia Book of Records attempt at organising the largest gathering of Yamaha RX-Z motorcycles.
The move was meant to celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary in Malaysia, and the turn out was indeed impressive. Besides owners from the greater Klang Valley areas, much of the gathering saw the arrival many Yamaha RX-Z owners from out of state too.
Despite the rainy season getting the best of most, the gathering was indeed a success as it charted a record entry with a total of 2,277 Yamaha RX-Zs in the gathering, securing its spot in the record books in the process too.
For those wanting to attend, the 2015 Malaysia 2Wheels Festival is happening until Sunday (tomorrow). Directions to the CIDB Convention Centre can be obtained in the map we’ve attached below.