How does consignment with Heartland Cycles work?

A seller contracts with us to consign their motorcycle. Photos are taken and a complete description of the vehicle is posted on our website: Advertising is also done in many venues. Buyers come in or contact us to view the vehicle. No road tests are ever allowed due to insurance requirements. We do all the negotiating with the buyer based on the seller's limits. We then pay the seller the purchase price, less fees/commission.


How much is your commission and what other services do you offer?

Heartland Cycles currently charges  10% commission on the selling price of the motorcycle. We also do a free safety inspection on every motorcycle before we put it up for sale. The safety inspection is upon the signing of the contract.

Our services include:

  • Showroom Prep on bike and continued minimum maintenance until bike is sold or contract has ended.
  • Placement on our website (
  • Multi-point safety inspection
  • Guaranteed placement on Showroom Floor for the length of the contract
  • We also advertise on several websites and on Cycle Trader


How long is the contract? 

The length of the contract can be negotiated, however the standard is 90 days.  With a fair price and advertising, most motorcycles will sell sooner than that. 


How many bikes are in your showroom?

Heartland Cycles can "floor" up to 10 motorcycles at any one time and floor space is on a "first come, first served basis".  


What if you don't have room for my bike on the showroom floor?

If at any time we can not accommodate your bike in our Showroom, we will add your name to the stand by list and you will be contacted as soon as space is available.


Will Heartland Cycles advertise my vehicle? 

Every effort is made to provide maximum buyer exposure on every vehicle we consign.
We can't guarantee that your vehicle will sell, but we can guarantee that we will make every effort to make that happen.


What information do I need when I consign?

When you consign your vehicle to us, you will be asked about the history of the bike. Certain things, by law, must be disclosed to a buyer such as whether the vehicle is a salvage, previously a rental or law enforcement vehicle, lemon law vehicle, flood/fire/frame damaged vehicle. Having a written service history is not required, but is suggested, as it is proof that your vehicle has been well maintained.

We will need to know the price you want your bike listed at and the lowest price you will accept. If the bike is currently financed, we will need the lien holder's name and phone number.  We will need to see and verify title/registration and insurance on the vehicle.


What happens when I bring my bike in?

We will inspect the vehicle as a buyer would - from front tire to brake light and everything in between.
Although test rides are not allowed by potential buyers, the vehicle will be taken for a test ride to verify its condition and road-worthiness. All Heartland Cycles test riders have valid Florida Drivers' licenses with M1 endorsements and are insured.

  • We will make suggestions that may improve the salability of the vehicle (repairs/maintenance).
  • We can suggest an asking price, but you will have the final decision.
  • You will fill out and sign the Consignment Agreement, provide a copy of the bike's registration and your insurance card.
  • Photos will be taken and posted on our website along with a description of the bike.
  • We will perform a Multi-Point Safety Inspection on your vehicle - if any problems are discovered during the inspection, we will notify you.
  • We make every effort to get your bike posted on the website within one week of listing with us


What happens when my bike sells?

When your bike is purchased, we do all the paperwork necessary to transfer ownership to the buyer. When the sale is completed, we will let you know so you can cancel your insurance. You will receive the proceeds from the sale, less our commission and any repairs or fines, within 20 days of the completed sale (per DMV regulations). Most people receive their check within 10 days... the exceptions usually occur when a payoff is made to a lienholder.  We have to wait until the lienholder sends us the cleared title in order to complete the sale with the DMV.