National Appraisal Guides (NADAguides)
NADAguides provide prices and values on motorcycles, utility vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, sidecars, and trailers. Further, we break down the motorcycle category into types; cruisers, touring, sport bikes, motocross, road/trail, scooter, 3-wheel cycle, Enduro, dual sport, dirt, trail, sport touring, racer, and trials.
Each motorcycle category involves an unique process of generating values, that directly are a result of MSRP, and model specifications data from OEMs. Other factors, which affect pricing, range from geographical area cost differences to brand performance and values. Side-by-side comparisons deliver a matchup of pricing, warranty, specs, and other information on two models of motorcycles. For consumers who are unsure of which model or make better suits their needs, a side-by-side breakdown can help highlight key differences and potential perks. The comparison tool allows consumers to add up to three vehicles to view specifications for, making it easy to compare both pricing and features. Other tools include motorcycle financing and payment calculators to help consumers determine the best loan type for their needs.
Overall, NADAguides motorcycle valuation tools utilize both the MSRP and model specifications from each brand/OEM. NADAguides valuation tools also incorporate multiple factors to calculate values and depreciation. Dealer asking prices, Powersports Auctions pricing, and Advisory Board dealers with trade-in/refurbishment costs and re-sale data also contribute to the values. Brand history also influences motorcycle valuation, with brand names carrying weight in certain valuation scenarios. Fluctuations in values depend on macro and micro-economic factors such as market conditions, riding weather, manufacturer incentives and rebates, financing availability, and Powersports industry innovations.
Cycle Trader is an aggregate sales site that combs nationwide motorcycle listings to provide easy consumer access to over 240,000 units for sale. Pricing depends on a variety of factors, but the most influential is the seller’s listing price. Both private sellers and dealerships can list motorcycles with Cycle Trader, meaning there is a wide range of price options, as well as make and model selections. Consumers can also list motorcycles for sale via the Cycle Trader website for free. However, packages which include extra photos, videos, and other perks to the listing package require a fee.
In addition to its motorcycle sales listings, Cycle Trader also provides consumers with several research tools. Their credit center and financing tools help customers determine how much they can afford and what type of loan best suits their credit and other financial factors.
Because listings are available across the country, a shipping calculator helps give customers perspective on shipping costs should they buy a vehicle from out of state. Insurance, warranty and roadside assistance, and motorcycle history reports are a few other tools at customers’ disposal. For pricing guidelines, Cycle Trader refers consumers to NADAguides for more information. They suggest that consumers glean information from as many sources as possible to ensure the best deal on a motorcycle purchase.
Beyond buying and selling information, Cycle Trader also lists motorcycle dealers for those who want an in-person shopping experience or those who require motorcycle maintenance. A news section of the website provides information on noteworthy developments in motorcycle racing, gear, and new makes and models.