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Who are Motorcycle News?

First published as a newspaper in 1955, Motorcycle News are a motorcycle-enthusiast site that offer news, reviews and industry insights. They also operate a ‘Bikes for Sale’ section, which offers classified ads both online and in-print.
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Free Trader UK and Motorcycle News at a glance

.Free Trader UK**Motorcycle News*
Bikes for saleOver 20,000Over 12,000
Private and Trade adverts
Expert Reviews
Dealer Reviews
Advert Video
Vehicle History CheckFull 10-point checksTheft check only
Search by Home Delivery
COVID-19 Safety Measures on trade adverts

Choice of stock

Motorcycle News list just over 12,000* bikes for sale on their site, compared to over 20,000** bikes available on Free Trader UK.

Both sites list stock from private sellers and dealerships.

Vehicles on Free Trader UK undergo a 10-point check which covers things such as; if the vehicle has been stolen, if it has outstanding finance, if it has been imported etc. Bikes listed on Motorcycle News undergo a theft check only as standard.

Finding a deal

Motorcycle News allow you to search by make, model, type, age, engine size and mileage. You can also specify your price range and preferred distance from the seller.

On Free Trader UK, you can start your search with make, model, type and distance and further refine it by age of advert, price (lowest or highest first) and mileage. You can also opt to show only adverts with home delivery or collection services available. Free Trader UK also give you the option to save up to four adverts so you can compare the bikes on your shortlist.

Selling your bike

Motorcycle News allow private sellers to list their bikes for sale. You need to provide your licence plate and mileage to start, then fill in a form to generate your advert.

Prices start at £19.99* for a two-week online advert, with the option for a print ad in their paper starting from £6.99* per week.

You can also list your bike for sale on Free Trader UK. You can create an advert in three steps: start with the basic details, add any information and photos to the advert template, and select the package you want to pay for. Prices start from £19.95** for a two-week advert, rising to £39.95** for a six-week premium advert. All packages allow you to feature 20 photos as standard. Free Trader UK have an audience of over a million bike buyers***. We also offer part-exchange as an option.

How do we compare?

How do we stack up against other automotive websites?

* Please note this is a non-exhaustive list.

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Bike experts since before the internet

For over 40 years we’ve helped millions of people find new and used bikes for sale. From life as a bike magazine, to the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, we evolve to make bike-buying easier.

*All data taken from on 17th Feb 2021

** All data taken from on 17th Feb 2021

***Bikes users average of all months 2020 1,058,609

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