ChopperExchange Releases 2017 American V-twin Industry Pricing Report

St. Petersburg, FL — ChopperExchange, the largest American V-twin motorcycle classifieds website in the United States, released their 2017 American V-twin Industry Pricing Report. The report compares data gathered from roughly 100,000 motorcycle listings on their website from 2016 Q3 – 2017 Q2. The data consists of listings from all American V-twin brands, but like the market the data is concentrated on perennial powerhouse brands like Harley-Davidson® and Indian® Motorcycles.

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Top 3 Most Expensive Harleys

Most consider Harley-Davidson a premium, American motorcycle brand and also pretty pricey. So, we thought it would be a cool idea to look up the top three most expensive custom Harleys currently listed on our website. Take a look and enjoy. All three are works of art. (Click on the name and model above each photo, if you would like to see more photos and full description.)

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ChopperExchange Acquired by Its Chief Information Officer and Operations Manager

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St. Petersburg, FL — ChopperExchange, the largest American V-twin motorcycle classifieds website in the United States, was recently acquired by Kapok Marketing, a marketing agency co-founded by Jake Braun and Mirela Setkic. Both Jake and Mirela were previously employed by Marco Polo Publications, the former parent company of ChopperExchange, where they served as the company’s Chief Information Officer and Operations Manager, respectively.

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End of Summer 2016 Bikes

autumnSummer is coming to a close and that means selling season is too. Before the weather starts cooling down, check out some of these bikes that are listed on ChopperExchange. Remember to click “Share this Listing” in the upper right hand corner of an ad if you see a bike your friends or family on Facebook might be interested in!

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Create the Perfect Listing

Sell Your Bike Fast - Fall 2016

Riding season has just a few months left, which means selling season is also coming to a close. We have come up with a few tips on how to make the best of your listing on ChopperExchange. These tips are meant to make your bike stand out and get some serious buyer’s in your direction.

Tip #1: Quality Photos

We typically recommend that private sellers upload 5-10 photos. However, it is important to remember that quality is better than quantity when it comes to selling on the internet. While we are aware that not everyone is a photographer, remember to include the best angles and views of your bike possible.

Do:

  • Post a clear side view photo of your bike, showing off the pipes
  • Take your bike out to an area clear of debris or other distractions
  • Photograph all sides from a decent distance; does not have to be too close or too far

Don’t:

  • Post photos of your bike in a crowded shed or garage
  • Only upload one *blurry* photo
  • Take tons of pictures of every part on your bike. Remember, quality > quantity

Tip #2: Write a description to SELL

A biker knows their motorcycle like the back of their hand! While not everyone is excited about having to give up their favorite toy, writing a detailed description will ease the selling process. Here are some ideas on what to include in your description:

  • Was your bike garage/storage/shed kept?
  • Any accidents/drops?
  • First owner?
  • What are the extras, where are they from?
  • How often did you ride?
  • What is your reason for selling?
  • Any new parts? (Battery, tires?)
  • How often/When was the last service?

Tip #3: Set a competitive price

If you need an idea of what your bike is worth, we recommend checking out websites like Kelley Blue Book or NADA. In addition to researching these prices, you should also see what other people are selling their bikes for by completing a search for your same year/make/model on ChopperExchange. This will help ensure that you’re not selling yourself short, but are still offering a great price. If you’re willing to negotiate or take other offers or trades, make sure to say so in your description.

While most bikers have thousands of dollars of chrome and extras, it’s important to remember that your buyer may be buying the bike and renovating it to their style. Don’t give the bike away, but be mindful of how much you choose to increase your price due to extras.

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Hot Rides of May and June

Hot Rides of May and June

Summer is underway and it’s a great time to be on the open road. If you’re looking for a new ride, there are some awesome bikes to be seen on ChopperExchange. Check out the top 10 hot rides we choose for May and June!

If you’d like more pictures or information, click the pictures to be redirected to the listing on ChopperExchange and don’t forget to share this post with your friends looking for a new ride:

2013 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® – $31,000 – 3.7k mi – South Carolina

2013 Harley-Davidson® FLHX Street Glide®

2013 Harley-Davidson® FLHX Street Glide®

2004 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC/I Heritage Softail® Classic – $7,950 – 28k mi – Texas

2004 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC/I Heritage Softail® Classic

2004 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC/I Heritage Softail® Classic

2006 Harley-Davidson® Custom – $29, 000 – 300 mi – New Mexico

2006 Harley-Davidson® Custom

2006 Harley-Davidson® Custom

 

2012 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®  – $16,900 – 875 mi – Florida

2012 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®

2012 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®

2001 Harley-Davidson® FLHRC/I Road King® Classic – $16,000 – 22k mi – Kansas

2001 Harley-Davidson® FLHRC/I Road King® Classic

2001 Harley-Davidson® FLHRC/I Road King® Classic

2015 Harley-Davidson® FLSTFB Softail® Fat Boy® Lo – $16,900 – 1.4k  mi – Texas

2015 Harley-Davidson® FLSTFB Softail® Fat Boy® Lo

2015 Harley-Davidson® FLSTFB Softail® Fat Boy® Lo

2003 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU/I Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® w/ Sidecar – $21,900 – 41k mi – New Mexico

2003 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU/I Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® w/ Sidecar

2003 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU/I Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® w/ Sidecar

2012 Harley-Davidson® FLHX Street Glide® – $14,000 – 52k mi – New Jersey

2012 Harley-Davidson® FLHX Street Glide®

2012 Harley-Davidson® FLHX Street Glide®

2011 Harley-Davidson® FLSTSE2 CVO™ Softail® Convertible – $20,900 – 2.2k mi – Michigan

2011 Harley-Davidson® FLSTSE2 CVO™ Softail® Convertible

2011 Harley-Davidson® FLSTSE2 CVO™ Softail® Convertible

2004 American IronHorse Legend – $12,000 – 6.5k mi – Washington, DC

2004 American IronHorse Legend

2004 American IronHorse Legend

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use promo code CXBL20  for 20% off any listing.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Women Riders Month

May is Women Riders Month

May is Women Riders Month

May is a great month for motorcyclists! Not only is it the month to create and spread motorcycle safety awareness but it is also a month to celebrate our lady riders! Created a few years back by Harley-Davidson, May has since been declared Women Riders Month. Even more exciting is that lady riders are celebrated globally every year on May 7 for International Female Ride Day.

If you or a lady rider you know have been interested in joining a lady rider’s club, check with your local motorcycle dealership and you may find a new group to enjoy the open road with. Another great source for women rider’s is the Women Riders Now website. This upcoming weekend, May 27-30, they will be hosting the Babe’s Ride Out East Coast event, their first ever all-women camping trip on the East coast in 2016! Check out their Calendar of Events for a summer full of rallies and riding.

Harley-Davidson’s Rider’s Edge New Rider Course is a great way of introducing potential lady riders’ to life on the open road. Find your local Harley-Davidson dealership to get more information on how this program works and if it would be suited for you or a friend! 

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use promo code CXBL20  for 20% off any listing.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

 

 

Share the Road

PARISIAN

Across the country, May has been designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as a way to encourage motorists to “share the road” with bikers. According to Governors Highway Safety Association, while motorcycles only account for 3% of vehicles on the road, they make up 14% of all motor-vehicle fatalities. Even though motorcycle fatalities are decreasing, it is important to continue promoting motorcycle safety and awareness. Here’s how motorists can help:

  1. Give bikers space. Share the road but do not attempt to share the same lane. Allow a full lane width for bikers to safely maneuver the roads. Also be sure to have enough following distance in case the rider suddenly brakes, changes speed or attempts to avoid hazards such as potholes or railroad crossings.
  2. Check twice. Before switching lanes, be sure to use side and rear-view mirrors. Check your shoulders for riders that may be in your blind spots. If you’re at an obstructed intersection where you do not have a clear view, wait until you can see that it is safe to drive again.
  3. Avoid distraction. Research has shown that drivers behind the wheel are distracted 50% of the time. Avoid texting, eating or any other activities that remove your hands from the steering wheel and eyes from the road.

Here’s how riders can help:

  1. Wear a DOT-compliant helmet for safety.
  2. Do not ride while impaired. Alcohol accounts for nearly one-third of motorcycle fatalities in the United States.
  3. Make yourself visible. Use signal lights and ride in a position where you are most visible to drivers.

For more motorcycle safety tips and statistics, check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s website.

ChopperExchange May Promo

ChopperExchange May Promo

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use this month’s promo code CEXM16 for 30% off any listing.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Check Your Helmet!

Check Your Helmet Month

April marks an important month for bikers and motorcycle safety — Check Your Helmet Month! Check Your Helmet Month is an initiative to ensure bikers get the highest quality of safety in the event a helmet will be used to save a life. Here are some tips and reminders:

  1. Aging – If your helmet has not been damaged or dropped, be sure to replace it every 3-5 years. Basic use and UV rays from those long, sunny rides can reduce the protective quality of your helmet after a while. Also, be sure to check with your local motorcycle dealership for helmet trade-in offers in the month of April. Some dealers offer up to 15% off your next helmet purchase with a trade-in.
  2. Impact – Crashes or even one drop can cause serious damage to the protective quality of your helmet. Even if there are no visible signs of damage, you should replace your helmet immediately if any impact occurs.
  3. Fit and Function – For the best fit, your helmet should rest about one inch above your eyebrows and should NOT roll forward or sideways when you move. Many dealers with apparel stores will help you find the proper fit if you ask! For function, check your local and state laws to make sure your helmet meets the minimum safety standards. You can also do this by looking for DOT stickers on the inside or outside of the helmet. Having this sticker ensures that your helmet has passed its tests for impact, penetration, retention and peripheral vision.

Additionally, make sure that your helmet is never exposed to insect repellents, gasoline, excessive heat or other harmful liquids and fumes. Exposure to harsh chemicals can degrade the helmet’s protective materials without any visible sign.

For more information on protection and helmet suggestions, check out this flyer by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the MotoUSA blog.

ChopperExchange April Promo

ChopperExchange April Promo

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use this month’s promo code APCX16 for a FREE Highlighted listing upgrade ($20 value) on any Basic, Standard or Premium listing at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Hot Rides of February and March 2016

56 (2)Winter is gone and the year is already flying by. With April right around the corner, we’ve picked our Top 10 favorite bikes listed in February and March that are still for sale.

Want more pictures or seller contact information? Click the pictures to be redirected to the listing on ChopperExchange and don’t forget to share this post with your friends looking for a new ride!

2011 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic – $18,999 – 18.2k mi – Illinois

2011 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC Heritage Softail® Classic

2011 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC Heritage Softail® Classic

2014 Harley-Davidson Road King – $15,500 – 4.5k mi – Oklahoma

2014 Harley-Davidson® FLHR Road King®

2014 Harley-Davidson® FLHR Road King®

 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim – $18,000 – 720 mi – Arizona

2013 Harley-Davidson® FLS Softail® Slim

2013 Harley-Davidson® FLS Softail® Slim

2007 Heritage Softail Classic – $16,900 – 16.4k mi – Idaho

2007 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC Heritage Softail® Classic

2007 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC Heritage Softail® Classic

 2003 Harley-Davidson Custom – $12,000 – 2.5k mi – Arizona

2003 Harley-Davidson® Custom

2003 Harley-Davidson® Custom

2005 Big Dog Bulldog – $13,500 – 7.3k mi – Ohio

2005 Big Dog Bulldog

2005 Big Dog Bulldog

2006 Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod – $15,750 – 8.3k mi – Arizona

2006 Harley-Davidson® VRSCSE2 Screamin' Eagle® V-Rod®

2006 Harley-Davidson® VRSCSE2 Screamin’ Eagle® V-Rod®

2006 Titan Sidewinder Custom Chopper SX – $12,500 – 100 mi – Virginia

2006 Titan Sidewinder Custom Chopper SX

2006 Titan Sidewinder Custom Chopper SX

1995 Sportster 883 – $2,995 – 8.1k mi – Pennsylvania

1995 Harley-Davidson® XLH-883 Sportster® 883

1995 Harley-Davidson® XLH-883 Sportster® 883

2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker – $10,000 – 5.7k mi – Texas

2008 Harley-Davidson® FXCW Softail® Rocker™

2008 Harley-Davidson® FXCW Softail® Rocker™

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.