June 29, 2022

So that you’re out in the marketplace to get your fingers on a kickass motorbike at a discount worth. 

You hop on the native search engine algorithms, scroll a titch and discover a magnificence that advertises herself as ‘one in all a sort,’ ‘single-owner’ and ‘good as new.’

Whereas these claims sound heavenly (and will very effectively match the bike), there’s a couple of option to idiot a system – which is why Yamaha’s determined to spend money on the security of the consumer’s pockets by making a platform for his or her used machines. 

A view of Yamaha bikes within the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Licensed Pre-Owned” platform within the EU. Picture courtesy of Yamaha EU.

With integrity now firmly rooted by way of confirmed paperwork and transparency, shopping for a Yammie bike has by no means been simpler – and this new platform – christened “Licensed Pre-Owned YAMAHA” – will likely be saving a world of fear for future hooners trying to improve, downgrade, or simply purchase a motorbike that may do what the advert says. 

So how does this platform work?

A view of Yamaha motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha's "Certified Pre-Owned" platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Top Speed.
A view of Yamaha bikes within the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Licensed Pre-Owned” platform within the EU. Picture courtesy of Prime Velocity.

We’re informed by Prime Velocity that the appliance for any bike to get on the platform is extraordinarily strict. A complete mileage investigation, proof of excellent cost completion and analysis of the bike’s previous are only a few of the tiers used to filter the lineups. 

This contains checking to be sure that ‘the bike has not been stolen or topic to an insurance coverage write-off.’

There are perks to utilizing the platform as the vendor, too. 

A view of Yamaha motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha's "Certified Pre-Owned" platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of motorcycle cruiser.
A view of Yamaha bikes within the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Licensed Pre-Owned” platform within the EU. Picture courtesy of Bike Cruiser.

“Any Yamaha that passes the Licensed Pre-Owned examination will likely be marketed with a 12 months guarantee and Yamaha Motor Roadside Help,” continues the press launch. 

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A easy search operate permits clients to ‘view by mannequin kind and placement,’ with each bike high quality checked (every entry even comes with roadside help).

A view of Yamaha motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha's "Certified Pre-Owned" platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Top Speed.
A view of Yamaha bikes within the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Licensed Pre-Owned” platform within the EU. Picture courtesy of Prime Velocity.

The listing of to-do’s for the vendor to test are as follows, in accordance with Yamaha’s EU web site:

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  • The VRN and VIN of the car are in contrast towards [the Yamaha] database
  • All autos will need to have a full service historical past

If over three years previous, the car should:

  • Have a sound MOT certificates
  • Go a 49-point PTW/47-point Scooter test sheet
A view of Yamaha motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha's "Certified Pre-Owned" platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Yamaha EU.
A view of Yamaha bikes within the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Licensed Pre-Owned” platform within the EU. Picture courtesy of Prime Velocity.

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*Media sourced from Prime Velocity Nikkei Asia, Bike Cruiser and Yamaha EU*