How Do I Sell My Bike?

Give us a ring on 01206 864657 or 07904 175209 for an instant motorbike quote, or alternatively just fill in the form and we will get back to you with a quick decision. It’s also convenient because you can arrange a time and place suitable for you. Sell your bike online today!


Because of our unique contact form, it’s quick and easy to sell your bike with Colchester Motorcycle Breakers. Submit your enquiry, and we will agree a fair price for your motorbike, and we arrange to collect your bike. It’s as simple as that! There are no seller fees when you sell your motorbike, and we won’t waste your time or kick your tyres. We pride ourselves on a fast, friendly service. Your motorbike could be gone today! On average, collections take less than 30 minutes! You can also send pictures via WhatsApp to 07904 175209 so we can give you a more accurate valuation. Click the image to send us a WhatsApp.


Step 1 – Fill out the form with your bike details


Step 2 – Our bike buying expert will contact you to provide a free motorcycle valuation


Step 3 – We buy your bike, you get your money!


How long does it take to collect my bike?
On average it usually takes less than 20 minutes to collect the bike, sort out the paperwork and make payment!
How do I get paid?

We pay whatever method you prefer. We can pay by cash, transfer, PayPal or cheque. The choice is yours! 

Will you buy my bike if it has been written off by the insurer?
Yes we will! We are legally authorised by the Environment Agency to buy Cat B motorcycles. We are an Authorised Treatment Facility which means we have the correct certification to handle waste End-of-Life vehicles. It is important to remember that selling a Category B write-off to anyone other than an Authorised Treatment Facility can result in your vehicle being used in criminal activity. We dispose of the chassis correctly meaning it can’t fall into the wrong hands. We buy Category N, Category S, Category B, Category C and Category D write-offs.
Will you buy my motorbike if it is in bad condition?

Yes we will. Unlike most traders or bike buying websites, we will buy bikes in any condition. Even if the engine has failed or is  beyond repairable, we specialise in buying motorbikes that are beyond repair!

Do you buy mopeds or Chinese bikes?
Unfortunately we do not buy Chinese bikes or mopeds.
How do I scrap my motorbike?

If your bike has extensive damage, has been stood for a long time or is beyond repair we can scrap the bike on your behalf. If the bike has some value we can provide a scrap price for it. However, some smaller motorbikes or fire-damaged motorcycles may incur a scrappage and/or collection fee depending on the location. 

Do you buy bikes without an MOT?

Yes we do!

Can I sell my bike without a V5?

Yes. We will buy your bike without a V5. You will be required to provide proof of address and sign a sales receipt stating that the motorcycle belongs to you or that you have permission to sell the bike on behalf of the legal owner. 


Colchester Motorcycle Breakers has a valid permit with the Environment Agency for carrying and dismantling ELVs (End of Life Vehicles). We buy Cat B motorbikes for scrap. By law, if you have a motorbike which has been written off by the insurer, you must sell the vehicle to an ELV ATF (End-of-life Vehicle Authorised Treatment Facility). We meet the high standards set by the Environment Agency to ensure that motorcycles are scrapped in an environmentally friendly way. Our details can be found on the Environment Agency ATF register.


Did you know that if you’re scrapping your motorbike it MUST be taken to an ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) by law? We are proud to be fully licensed in order to keep the environment a better and safer place by depolluting scrap motorcycles in a way that doesn’t harm the environment. Once your motorcycle has been scrapped, we will notify the DVLA by producing a NOD (Notification of Destruction). If you have an insurance write off motorbike make sure you are legally disposing your motorbike by bringing it to Colchester Breakers.


Colchester Breakers are a long established motorcycle breakers and are always looking to increase their stock of used motorbike parts and spares. Whether your bike is mint or salvage, we will buy your motorbike. Have you wondered: ‘How can I sell my bike for cash?’ If you have a salvage motorbike project, an MOT failure, insurance write-off or even if you want to trade in your good, clean bike, why not fill in the form below and see what it’s worth for a fast bike valuation?


We buy any bike, all makes and models. We buy Aprilia, Benelli, BMW, Derbi, Ducati, Gilera, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, Lambretta, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Piaggio, Rieju, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, SWM, Triumph, Yamaha and many more! Whether it’s coming to the end of it’s life, in need of repairs, crash damaged, an insurance write off, even non-starters you can come to us for a quote. Get the best price for your motorbike, because we’ll beat other bike buying websites on price!


Colchester Breakers are based in Colchester, Essex but we have experienced motorbike buyers in transport vehicles travelling all around the UK, so we can arrange nationwide bike collection, without you needing to deliver it. This can be convenient if the bike isn’t running or is untaxed.

For all parts & spares take a look at out SHOP or give us a ring on 01206 864 657

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