Yamaha’s “Certified Pre-Owned” Motorcycle Platform is Now Live

A Secure System for Secondhand Bikes, Yammie-Style

So you’re out on the market to get your hands on a kickass motorcycle at a bargain price. 

You hop on the local search engine algorithms, scroll a titch and find a beauty that advertises herself as ‘one of a kind,’ ‘single-owner’ and ‘good as new.’

While those claims sound heavenly (and may very well match the bike), there’s more than one way to fool a system – which is why Yamaha’s decided to invest in the safety of the client’s wallet by creating a platform for their used machines. 

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 motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Certified Pre-Owned” platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Yamaha EU.

With integrity now firmly rooted via proven paperwork and transparency, buying a Yammie bike has never been easier – and this new platform – christened “Certified Pre-Owned YAMAHA” – will be saving a world of worry for future hooners looking to upgrade, downgrade, or just buy a bike that will 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 motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Certified Pre-Owned” platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Top Speed.

We’re told by Top Speed that the application for any bike to get on the platform is extremely strict. A comprehensive mileage investigation, proof of outstanding payment completion and research of the bike’s past are just a few of the tiers used to filter the lineups. 

This includes checking to make sure that ‘the bike has not been stolen or subject to an insurance write-off.’

There are perks to using the platform as the seller, 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 motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Certified Pre-Owned” platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Motorcycle Cruiser.

“Any Yamaha that passes the Certified Pre-Owned examination will be marketed with a 12 months warranty and Yamaha Motor Roadside Assistance,” continues the press release. 

A simple search function allows customers to ‘view by model type and location,’ with every bike quality checked (each entry even comes with roadside assistance).

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 motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Certified Pre-Owned” platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Top Speed.

The list of to-do’s for the seller to check are as follows, according to Yamaha’s EU website:

  • The VRN and VIN of the vehicle are compared against [the Yamaha] database
  • All vehicles must have a full service history

If over three years old, the vehicle must:

  • Have a valid MOT certificate
  • Pass a 49-point PTW/47-point Scooter check 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 motorcycles in the bid to debut Yamaha’s “Certified Pre-Owned” platform in the EU. Photo courtesy of Top Speed.

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Be sure to also check back for more of the best of the latest here at MBW, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Top Speed Nikkei Asia, Motorcycle Cruiser and Yamaha EU*

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