When you submit your motorcycles, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your lots and encourage them to bid.
Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, all relevant information displayed clearly and, of course, comprehensive and clear photos.
To help encourage potential buyers to bid on your lot, you should include a detailed description of your motorcycle. This should be thorough and honest, and follow the guidelines on the next section.
If you are using our website to upload your lots, tips will appear to give you guidance about what information we need to know about your lot. The fields that you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.
The required lot information includes:
- Model type
- Engine size (in cc)
- Year of first registration
- Registration papers
- Frame number
- Engine number
- Located in which country
Please use the description field to further provide:
- A full description of all aspects of the motorcycle including all aspects that are not good (for example where work is needed). The description must cover the following topics:
- Is it working or not working? If it is not in working condition, how long has it been in this state?
- Has it been restored (please add photographs of the restoration work) or is it preserved in its original condition?
- The service history
- Any details about the history or special provenance of the vehicle
- What else would you like to know about the motorcycle if you were to buy it?
Please make sure a reserve price is suitable, taking into consideration the real market price and recent auction results.
Including strong photographs is key to catching buyers’ eyes, ensuring they bid on your lot.
Of course, buying online means potential bidders do not get a chance to see your lot in person, therefore detailed and high quality photographs are very important.
To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get the right impression of an item, we require:
- at least 10 high quality photos
- photos showing a 360 degree view of the vehicle
- photos showing important details as described on the following sections
We welcome YouTube video links of your running motorcycle. Bidders love to hear and see it running.
- Photograph your clean vehicle in front of a neutral background and avoid any people in the images.
- Wait for the right time of day, early morning or late afternoon gives the best results. Watch the shadows and lights.
- Provide images of the front, back, right and left, taking photos from the same height as the motorcycle. Keep the camera at a height of 60 cm from the floor.
- Please always include close-ups of the following:
- the engine from left, right, front including exhausts
- all wheels
- front including headlamp/mudguard and back including rear light/mudguard/registration plate
- saddle and under saddle including battery
- clearly readable images of the registration documents, dashboard/clocks the frame number/engine number
- any other interesting details
- Provide images of any damages or parts that need work as mentioned in the description.
How to photograph motorcycles
|Side profile - left and right
100% of the side of your motorcycle. Keep the camera 60 cm above the floor.
|¼ and ¾ view
You see about 25-75% of the left side. Repeat this for
the right side as well.
Front and back
Image Guidelines - Example
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your motorcycle. Start submitting your special objects for auction.
We look forward to receiving your lots soon - our experts can’t wait to see what you have to offer!