Welcome to Classic Motorcycle Valuations. I provide a range of valuation services for classic bike owners, collectors and solicitors including:
- Independent agreed insurance valuations for UK classic bike owners
- Probate valuations and NOVA valuations for HMRC
- Purchase or private sale consultations including where to sell
- Single Joint Expert reports for solicitors in divorce cases or legal disputes
- Consultations on complex valuation questions/hypotheticals at a fixed hourly rate
Classic Motorcycle Valuations is completely independent of dealer or insurer interest. Your security and privacy is my priority. My independent valuations guarantee stress-free insurance settlements with no conflict-of-interest issues in a claim. As my work straddles both insurers and policyholders, I support each with independent advice and am always happy to discuss my valuations with underwriters should the need arise.
Agreed Insurance Valuations
Agreed insurance valuations for classic motorcycles are carried out online. Each valuation is researched and compiled to fit your bike. The valuations are a great addition to your motorcycle history file. Valuations cost £30 each and are accepted by all UK insurers as valid for two years. They offer unbeatable value for maximum peace of mind.
Motorcycle Probate Valuations
My quick and easy motorcycle probate valuations cost £50 each when carried out online. The service includes no-strings advice on how and where to to sell your motorcycle and any other advice required. I am discrete and professional: your security and privacy is my priority. I am happy to carry out valuations of multiple bikes in person: contact me to discuss.
Legal Consultancy and Single Joint Expert valuations
All other valuation consultancy is charged at an hourly rate with a sensible mileage rate for on-site valuations. I work completely transparently and will usually agree costs up front. Contact me to discuss your requirements.
What motorcycles can be valued using this service?
I value all classic and vintage motorcycle models including:
- All classic British bikes: Triumph, Norton, Royal Enfield, BSA and Vincent
- The epic BMW motorcycle brand back to the very first bikes
- All classic Italian motorcycles including Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda and MV Agusta
- Other European manufacturers including Bultaco, Husqvarna
- All Japanese manufacturers including Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha
- Classic cruisers and bespoke custom creations
- Iconic Harley Davidsons and rare vintage Indian motorcycles
- Police bikes and other specialist motorcycles
- ALL CLASSIC SCOOTERS!
- Rare race bikes and part-finished restoration projects
- All historic TT bikes and rare imports
Why choose Classic Motorcycle Valuations?
My specialist independent market advice – insurance valuations, pre-sale consultancy or purchase price advice and more – is underpinned by thirty years’ motor trade experience, including twenty years as a professional used car valuations specialist with a decade spent editing Glass’s Guide: the UK motor trade’s premier source of vehicle data and market valuations. The scope of data I have overseen means that I have supplied hundreds of thousands of vehicle valuations to thousands of highly critical users in the course of my career: this is priceless experience.
Legal and Single Joint Expert Divorce Valuations
Classic Motorcycle Valuations provides appraisal and valuation consultancy services for legal professionals including solicitors dealing with divorce and probate valuations and purchase disputes. I am regularly instructed as a single joint expert for divorce valuations.
I am available for instruction in an advisory capacity preparing pre-case reports or as an expert witness in court. I also work with Trading Standards officers in investigations across the UK and Ireland. My work has taken me all over Europe.
Email me to discuss litigation and appraisal services. While Single Joint Expert instruction is the usual method in divorce proceedings, I can work on whatever basis is required. All of my Single Joint Expert reports are to Family Procedure Rules, 2010 (Part 25) and the associated Practice Directions.
Do not insure your classic bike on a Market Value Policy
In an insurance write-off, would you be happy to settle for eBay prices in total loss? Data gathered from eBay and other disposal sites is not a true reflection of market value, yet this data is a big part of what an insurance assessor must use when deciding what your classic bike is worth in market value settlements.
Don’t make an expensive mistake: use our service to save thousands of pounds and many stressful months in market value negotiations.
We all think total loss will never happen to us, but more classic bikes and scooters are being stolen every year. The agonising process of negotiating an inadequate market value settlement is just not worth the stress or the few pounds saved.
Our motor trade history and valuation expertise
Classic bike valuations consultant, John Glynn, is an acknowledged UK valuations expert. I have been relied on by insurers in court cases valued at up to £8 million. My motorcycle valuation service puts over thirty years of motor trade experience at the disposal of classic bike enthusiasts, to ensure they are adequatelt protected.
My valuation experience includes a decade as Consumer Valuations Editor with UK used car and motorcycle trade price bible, Glass’s Guide. As a former consumer journalist with Autocar, MSN and Top Gear, I’m still a regular contributor to specialist magazines including a monthly column in BMW Car magazine. I have been a classic bike enthusiast since the 1990s and riding for over twenty years. I run nine classic BMW, Ducati and Vespa bikes and scooters as part of my own classic car and bike collection and have an extensive classic car and motorcycle magazine library and archive.
About our Classic Motorcycle Insurance Valuations
Classic bike valuations from this service are accepted by all UK insurance companies, and our expertise has been recommended by hundreds of satisfied customers. Most of my work comes from repeat or renewal customers and personal recommendations.
Valuations are carried out online. Send me your motorcycle details and photographs via the online classic bike valuation form, complete payment with debit or credit card and I will complete the valuation quickly and efficiently, emailing you a signed valuation certificate in return. All sent material is disposed of securely for your protection.
Contact me to discuss the full range of valuation services. All information is treated in complete confidence.