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Grade 1 - Motorbike

Grade 1:
The vehicle is in excellent condition, with only minor defects in panel surfaces that do not require conventional body or paintwork. Limited quality repairs may have been performed.

Notes: Vehicles in a condition for retail sale, requiring no remedial work to body panels, paintwork, upholstery or screen. No items or parts missing. Typical bikes, once subjected to a professional valet/mop, will be suitable for sale to a retail customer.

Grade 2 - Motorbike

Grade 2:
The vehicle is better than average for its year and mileage. With only minor chips or scratches in panel surfaces that may require minor conventional body and paintwork or paint dent repair.

Notes: Vehicles that would be Grade 1 if some limited minor body/cold metal repairs were carried out, i.e. minor stone chips that would be small enough to repair via a touch in process, scratches to farings, guards etc that could be repaired via localised painting. Dents, e.g. to front guards, that have not broken or creased the paintwork and could be removed via cold metal repair. This does not include fuel tanks.

Grade 3 - Motorbike

Grade 3:
The vehicle has normal wear and tear, e.g. small scratches chips/ or minor broken parts. It may require minor conventional body and paintwork or replacement of minor parts.

Notes: Vehicles with up to two 2 panels that require body shop repairs e.g. scratches/scuffs through to base or primer, and dents that will not cold metal repair. Unsatisfactory repairs/re-sprays that would require re-finish.

Grade 4 - Motorbike

Grade 4:
The vehicle shows signs of excessive wear and tear. The panels or shrouds may have dents, scratches and panels that require replacement. Parts may be broken or missing.

Notes: Vehicles that require three or more panels to have body shop repairs.

Grade 5 - Motorbike

Grade 5:
The vehicle shows signs of severe abuse, or has sustained major RTA damage.

Notes: Any vehicle that has a total loss marker on it will be a grade 5.

Any fuel tank damage will result in a grading of Grade 3 at best.
Please note these grades are given as a result of an exterior assessment, not a mechanical examination.

R = runner
NR = non-runner

BCA will do their utmost to capture all defects on the appraisal, but if any are missed, BCA will only entertain complaints where a re-examination reveals the grade to have changed.