Value Your Trade


We Will Buy Your Bike! 

At Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin, we believe in making motorcycle shopping and motorcycle buying as easy as possible. One way we make that goal achievable for our Round Rock customers is by offering a hassle-free way to sell their used motorcycles. Not everyone has the time or desire to become a private party seller — and that’s where Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin comes in. We will buy your motorcycle, so you don’t have to worry about posting ads or screening buyers. Then, we’ll help you put your motorcycle’s value toward the new or pre-owned vehicle you truly want. 

What is the Trade-In Value of My Motorcycle? 

If you’re wondering, “What is my used motorcycle worth,” the answer is just a few clicks away! Using our handy value your trade-in calculator, you can get an estimated motorcycle trade-in value from the comfort of your home or office. Simply input some information about your motorcycle into the trade-in value calculator, as well as your contact information, and you’ll have an estimate right away. If you’d like to do additional research, you can cross-reference using popular resources, such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds True Market Value®. Keep in mind, there are a few factors that affect trade-in value, including: 

  • Mileage 
  • Mechanical condition 
  • Motorcycle features 
  • Exterior/Interior condition 
  • Market landscape 

How Do You Trade in a Motorcycle?

After you’ve received your trade-in estimate, it’s time for an appraisal of your vehicle! Our Austin dealership can take of this step for you. We’ll examine the condition of your motorcycle and make sure it’s a good fit for our used motorcycle inventory. When you visit for your motorcycle’s appraisal, be sure to bring your trade-in estimate! 

Once we’ve examined your motorcycle, you can negotiate or accept our offer and finalize the sale. We pride ourselves on offering the fairest possible offer on trade-in vehicles, aiming to make the trade-in process transparent and simple. In fact, there are a couple of major advantages to selling your motorcycle to a dealership, including:

  • You can haggle at a dealership. We encourage our customers to always do their own research to make sure they’re getting the most reasonable trade-in offers. 
  • Can you trade in a motorcycle you still owe on? You can with a dealership. If you’re upside down on your motorcycle loan, you can consolidate what’s owed on your current motorcycle with the price of your new ride. 

Value Your Trade-In: FAQs

Q: Can you trade in a financed motorcycle?

A: Yes, you can. If you have positive equity on the motorcycle (as in it’s worth more than what you currently owe), you can trade it in easily. The dealer will purchase the motorcycle and pay off the loan, then they’ll put what’s left toward the new vehicle price, giving you a major advantage. If you have negative equity on the motorcycle (as in it’s worth less than what you currently owe), the dealer may still buy the motorcycle and pay off the loan, but the difference will be rolled into your new motorcycle loan — meaning you’ll still need to pay it off eventually. 

Q: How soon can you trade in a financed motorcycle? 

A: There’s no time limit that’s set in stone, but it’s a good idea to wait until you have positive equity. 

Q: What does it mean to be “upside down” on a motorcycle loan?

A: Being “upside down” on a motorcycle loan is the same thing as having negative equity. If, for example, you owe $30,000 on a motorcycle that’s worth $25,000, you have negative equity. 

Q: Can I trade in my motorcycle for a cheaper motorcycle? 

A: If you still owe money on the motorcycle, you can trade it in for a cheaper one. If, for example, you owe $15,000 and the motorcycle is worth $20,000, the dealer can purchase the motorcycle as a trade-in, pay off the loan, and put the $5,000 toward your new auto loan as equity. If you don’t owe money on the motorcycle and own it outright, there’s nothing stopping you from trading it in for a cheaper motorcycle; you can do what you’d like with it. 

Make Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin Your Automotive Partner Today! 

If you have questions about how to trade in a motorcycle that is paid off, or how to get the best possible offer, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at 512-448-4294. While you’re here, be sure to browse our current new and pre-owned motorcycle specials to start shopping for your next great offer near San Marcos