Notices
 

Thread: Budget Bikes Swindon

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. Budget Bikes Swindon 
    #1
    Active Member Trev_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    RWB
    Posts
    75
    Hi All,
    Anyone have any experience of these people, i have read a few reviews, some good, some bad as reviews of any kind tend to be. it's just that i have a hankering for a second bike and they have a few that have caught my eye.
    i know they are a sell cheap, high turnover company so apart from the bike being roadworthy...............MOT's, Servicing etc is down to the buyer but that's not to much of a problem
     
     

  2.  
    #2
    Senior Member WR6133's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tidworth
    Posts
    848
    For the age/mileage bikes they have listed for sale I'd never consider anything but a private sale. I don't think the extra you pay a dealer is worth it.

    Also from their eBay store I'm scared

    GSXR 750Y asking absolute top dollar (I paid less private for a pristine 1000 K1) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-W-SU...cAAOSwvx5bUm8V

    Mot History says there is a drop of 6000 miles on the clocks between last 2 MOT's (rider must have reversed for 6k miles). It has spent 9 years without an MOT (so I'd guess track bike). From the amount of non standard tat (those extras are cheap eBay stuff), paint and fairings I'd also assume its been thrown down the tarmac more than a truck stop hooker.

    I didn't go hunting through everything they sell to find that, looked them up on eBay and it was the first bike I clicked on. Based on that bike alone I'd never go anywhere near them.
     
     

  3.  
    #3
    Senior Member WR6133's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tidworth
    Posts
    848
    I can't help myself I had to look at a few more

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-SUZU...QAAOSwowBbWlqw ...... asking almost £1700!

    This bike comes with its owners manual, previous MOT's, service book and receipts.
    What they are not telling us is the last time it was presented for MOT was June 2016 and it failed. It's had no valid MOT since.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1997-P-KA...8AAOSwZrdbP~m8 ..... ZX7R asking top price. Just look at the poor thing


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-W-AP...8AAOSwGNxbJEl4 ..... a Lovely little RS125? Last MOT'd in May 2008...
     
     

  4.  
    #4
    Platinum Member Burbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Brizzle
    Posts
    1,373
    Some happy customers, but generally avoided by the cogniscenti
    I only have one vice…I lie.
     
     

  5.  
    #5
    Platinum Member Burbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Brizzle
    Posts
    1,373
    P.S. I've got a Blackbird going cheep (in the right colour too). New tyres, new MoT
    I only have one vice…I lie.
     
     

  6.  
    #6
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    203
    Quote Originally Posted by WR6133 View Post
    I can't help myself I had to look at a few more

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-SUZU...QAAOSwowBbWlqw ...... asking almost £1700!



    What they are not telling us is the last time it was presented for MOT was June 2016 and it failed. It's had no valid MOT since.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1997-P-KA...8AAOSwZrdbP~m8 ..... ZX7R asking top price. Just look at the poor thing


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-W-AP...8AAOSwGNxbJEl4 ..... a Lovely little RS125? Last MOT'd in May 2008...

    After reading the above i think i would avoid for sure. What about Blade motorcycles, they have a trade centre as well. Personally i have not bought from them but am sure there must be reviews out there.

    https://www.bladetradecentre.co.uk
     
     

  7.  
    #7
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    203
    Trev is this what you have been looking at Budget Bikes....

    https://www.budgetbikesuk.co.uk/used...tshire-1647192
     
     

  8.  
    #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Upavon
    Posts
    602
    Iv viewed a couple of their bikes but can't say I was impressed, with the bikes or the staff to be honest. Final straw was them offering me £800 trade in on my low mileage mint Yamaha thundercat against a £3000 R1 (I later sold the cat privately for £2150). I know you get less on trade ins but that's taking the pi$$. For that alone I wouldn't go back personally.
     
     

  9.  
    #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Upavon
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by Dazr View Post
    After reading the above i think i would avoid for sure. What about Blade motorcycles, they have a trade centre as well. Personally i have not bought from them but am sure there must be reviews out there.

    https://www.bladetradecentre.co.uk
    id swap both my testicals for that.
     
     

  10.  
    #10
    Active Member Trev_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    RWB
    Posts
    75
    not looking for anything to "modern" thought about a bike from my past, a kawasaki zzr600 1997 on.
    thanks all for your thoughts it reinforced my first impressions about them, will scan through fleabay and mcn. the issues with a lot of older bikes as said is a lot have been thrown heavily down the road and have stickers and paint jobs to hide it

    so Budget Bikes = Avoid
     
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •