Firstly, has Brexit damaged the market?
No. If anything it has strengthened the market for investment grade classic motorcycles. Machines which are not investment grade are not selling as well as well as before, but the real investment grade ones are increasing in value. You can read more about it in this article here. Since writing this article, investment grade machines are starting to rise in value, as the pound is weakening.
What have customers actually made in terms of profit?
I started The Motorcycle Broker because a friend asked me to find him motorcycles worth up to £30,000 in 2010. He paid £27,000 for a 1979 Laverda Jota, a 1969 Honda CB750K0 sandcast, a Ducati 916 SP, a Honda CBX1000 and a 1978 Ducati 900SS. In 2015 his collection is now worth at least £98,500 and all of his profits are completely 100% tax-free. I purchased a machine in my own private collection for £13,000 in 2012 and sold it for £43,000 in 2015. So you can see that the model works and produces very high returns. These machines will continue to rise in value due to demographics, as you can read in my article here backed up by hard data and facts.
Have any customers lost money buying from The Motorcycle Broker
No. However I always point out that if you think you’re going to make a fortune in a few months or a year, then don’t do it. The market doesn’t move like that. This is a five to ten year project to realise proper returns.
Do classic motorcycles really offer better returns than London property?
If you buy the right machines, they are genuine and in the right condition, then yes many do. Just look at the example above. And they are less hassle than renting property and loads more fun than a banking product or stocks and shares.
Classic cars and classic motorcycles
Just look at classic cars to see where classic motorcycles are heading. You can fit fifteen classic motorcycles in the same space that one decent sized classic car takes up. In 2008 Chris Evans bought his 1959 Ferrari GTO for a record £5.6M. He reportedly sold it a few years ago for £18M. No wonder he’s smiling, he tripled his money in a few years and all of it, every penny, was tax-free! Just like a classic motorcycle. There are many reasons why these baby boomer classic motorcycles will rocket in value over the coming years, and are already offering fantastic tax-free returns. See more about this on the page on this site classic motorcycle investment.
Some ROI Charts
Some ROI figures of established classic motorcycles
Emerging market classic motorcycles ROI charts.
One of the strongest emerging market motorcycle brands is Ducati. Here are two charts to consider for this powerful brand. There are very good reasons for this and I believe, along with other classic motorcycle experts, that this trend will continue and there is still plenty of room for far greater growth.
Here are some other emerging market classic motorcycles that have a long way to go to realise their true investment potential.
Emerging market off road classic motorcycles.
Many people invest in classic moto cross and trials motorcycles for numerous reasons. One driver pushing collectors towards competition dirt motorcycles is that DVLA are becoming more demanding about motorcycles which are kept on a SORN. Many collectors are becoming weary of the bureaucracy and like dirt bikes, because there is no record of them with DVLA. They are also incredible fun to ride.
One of the under estimated brands of the dirt bike world is Bultaco and Montesa and I believe that these machines will explode in price once old memories are stirred. however they have been performing respectfully enough.
Unfortunately there are no official figures available for such sales, so these figures are from in-house research and decades in the motorcycle industry. I think you will agree that, classic motorcycle investment is one of the best kept secrets to high yield tax free investing. To understand more about this exciting, tax-efficient, high yield and fun way to invest, feel free to call and find out more.
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