FIRE IT UP IS THE MOST TRUSTED PURCHASER IN SA! WE PAY INSTANTLY, WE COLLECT, WE COME TO YOU! www.fireitup.co.za Fire It Up! Does it differently. F.I.U. QUALITY PRE OWNED Kawasaki ZRX1200R 28,000kms - SOLD - you have to be quick here - they move stock fast. Selling a bike? Buying a bike? These guys seem to know their stuff… Fire It Up! Is one of the biggest pre owned motorcycles dealers around. We had a chat with them about their business model: is accurate? Has every service been done correctly? Has every accident been fixed back to OEM spec? Have there been any factory recalls - and were they done? Thus, an extended warranty is a good purchase but you need to do your homework and find the one that gives you the best cover, because some of them are very limited in what they will pay for based on age and mileage of the bike. Buying: They do not give you an estimate over the phone and then kick you in the nuts once they have inspected your bike. They will first inspect your motorcycle thoroughly and then discuss their findings with you before they make you an offer. Once the offer is made and accepted they do payment immediately, be it to settle your outstanding finance agreement and give you the balance or pay you directly. Naturally you can opt to have them use it as a part payment or deposit on your new dream machine from them. Fire it Up! has taken this very different approach in terms of their TRUST commitment and advertise all their motorcycle stock accordingly, so that you as the buyer can have absolute peace of mind when buying your motorcycle from them. Once they have inspected the bike they categorize the bikes under the following 3 classifications: 1. Premium Collection: This is basically as close to a new bike you can get for preowned money. • This is a One owner motorcycle with a full and traceable service history with the official agents for that brand. • The bike has its owner’s manual, tool kit and everything that came with the bike originally. • It has all of its Spare keys. • The bike is completely accident free including touch ups from small tip overs. • Premium bikes are sold with a free 3yr/30 000km service plan that covers all labour costs and fluids and oil filter. Worth up to R30 000. 2. Quality Pre-Owned • This bike may have had one or two owners. • The bike has a full traceable service history at agents and other appointed dealers. • The bike is accident free but there may be a scratch on a panel from a small tip over or stone chip that has been repaired. • The owner’s manual is available as is the Service history, (be it the service booklet and/or invoices to as proof thereof) • It has been given the full FIU! Quality check. Now listen to this: The quality check includes having an oil sample taken and tested at an approved laboratory for aluminium content, (excessive engine/bearing wear indicator), carbons, fibres and a whole host of other things which will allude to the state of the valves, rings, clutch and etc, so as to ensure engine health. We have never heard of this before. Great idea! Once a quality check and oil sample have been performed, a 2 year service and mechanical plan is available. F.I.U. PPREMIUM COLLECTION 2016 Triumph 1200 Thruxton R - 1 owner - 2,300km - R129,000.00.jpg Peace of mind. Basically what you are hoping for when buying a pre-owned motorcycle, an assurance that you are not buying a lemon. Obviously things can still happen. It is impossible to accurately predict the life span of electronics and such - it is a used bike after all. Then, we get to their third category and the one we are most interested in as Fire It Up!’s reputation speaks for itself on the first two. 3. Fire It Up 2nd • These bikes are traded in and are often in perfect condition but may have an unknown service history meaning the owner may have done some of the servicing himself or had a mechanic mate do it after hours and a panel may need repair here and there. • These bikes are always offered at a substantial discount, so there is a plus for the cash strapped. • They are aimed at customers who love to fix, customise or perfect the bike themselves to their own taste. • All of these bikes are in running condition and more often than not are indistinguishable from their “Quality Pre-Owned” in a lot of ways. Donovan Fourie will do a semi regular feature on some of the delectable used motorcycles out there. This month, he bumped into a very desirable bucket list motorcycle in Fire It Up’s premium collection, the Ducati 996 SPS Pista. By Sean Hendley. As a general practice most used motorcycle dealers put all there stock on their showroom floor and are sometimes a bit vague about disclosing the full history or condition of their stock. So, unless you as the customer or buyer are really clued up about the finer ins and outs of motorcycle maintenance, repairs and engine condition you would need to do a huge amount of research on that motorcycle using the VIN number or registration number. But even then where do you begin? Who do you go to find out all the details of said motorcycle and even if you do by some far off chance, how can you know it And the list of questions goes on and on. More often than not, as is the case with any pre-owned vehicle a whole bunch of latent and unforeseen defects can creep in a few months down the line. Yes, you do have recourse through the CPA, but that is such a ball ache that you really do not want to go that route as it very often costs you more money in legal fees and etcetera. To cover themselves, many dealers insist that you take out an extended warranty. They only have the word of the seller to go on as far as the pre-owned bike is concerned and what their mechanics can determine without stripping the whole bike down to its bare nuts and bolts. Craig and his team at FIU! tell us that they have done the homework for you and have some very nice packages on offer that make a whole lot of sense when buying a pre-owned motor cycle and in some instances, will even include an extended maintenance plan. They have had a good, long and hard think about this and have taken a different approach right from the beginning of the process and this is to protect you as well as them, while still giving you a great, clean deal. And it all starts with the way they purchase motorcycles.