Moto International will consider most street motorcycles and scooters for trades toward the purchase of a new or used vehicle. Sorry, we don’t take guns or chickens or cars, boats, or airplanes in trade. We’re also not likely to take in trade bikes far from what we do, such as dirt bikes.
Most often, trade values are based on condition, mileage, and blue book trade value. Yes, you can get more for your bike selling it yourself. We prefer common bikes and brands we represent. And really, fairly stock bikes are preferred over those highly accessorized. As trade values go, it seems more difficult to please people wanting to trades bikes that are very new (within two model years) or more than a few years old (a decade or more). You can get a good idea of your bike’s trade value by consulting Kelly Blue Book at www.kbb.com.
It is not necessary that your loan be paid off on your trade. In fact, in these cases it’s often possible to get a new loan from your existing lender that combines your new purchase with your remaining balance.
It is not at all common practice for Moto I to purchase used bikes. Nor do we commonly do consignments.