Classic Motorcycle Valuations UK

Welcome to Classic Motorcycle Valuations. I provide a range of valuation services for classic bike owners, collectors and other interested parties 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 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. My independent valuations guarantee stress-free insurance settlements with no conflict-of-interest issues in a claim. As my work encompasses both insurers and insured, 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 cost £30 per valuation and 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 are accepted by all UK insurers and are valid for two years, making this service excellent value for money for maximum peace of mind.

Motorcycle Probate Valuations

My quick and easy motorcycle probate valuation service costs £55 per bike when carried out online. I also carry out valuations in person for an additional travel charge. The service includes no-strings advice on how and where to to sell your motorcycle. I am discrete and professional: your security and privacy is my priority.

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.

Motorcycle Investment Consultancy

I often produce reports on market trends for different types of motorcycle, but this is not investment consultation. It is historic price and market analysis. Beware of anyone who describes their work as motorcycle investment consultation! Values go up as well as down and no one can absolutely guarantee to increase your wealth through buying motorcycles. Trends can help forecast what may happen but markets are dynamic and nothing is definite.

What motorcycles can be valued using this service?

I value all classic 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
  • 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, helping customers to get a fair deal.

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 own nine classic bikes as part of a twenty-plus classic car and bike collection and have an extensive classic car and motorcycle 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. Submit your classic bike details via the secure connection, email some photos and make payment via bank transfer or Paypal. 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.