How Do You Find the Value of a Used Bike?

Find the value of a motorcycle by using a site such as Kelley Blue Book. Other places to look online for motorcycle values include NADA Guides and Cycle Trader.

Knowing the value of a motorcycle before buying or selling can save a buyer money and frustration. Kelley Blue Book offers trusted comprehensive and up-to-date information about the value of many types of vehicles. To determine the value of a used motorcycle, follow the steps below.

  1. Visit the Kelley Blue Book home page
  2. Visit the Kelley Blue Book home page at and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click the link that for Motorcycle Values.

  3. Enter a ZIP code
  4. Enter a ZIP code to bring up values of a particular location. If outside the United States, use the button for Values Outside the United States.

  5. Choose a category
  6. Select a category from choices such as Dirt, Motocross or Touring. Users may also select a make such as Honda, BMW or Kawasaki.

  7. Select the year
  8. Choose the motorcycle's year and model.

  9. Trade-in or sell
  10. Select See Trade-In Value to find out what a dealer might offer for a trade-in. Choose See Retail Value to find out the motorcycle's value.

Note that the suggested retail value is based on a bike that is in excellent condition. Motorcycles in less than excellent may be worth less than the listed amount.