Private Party Financing

Have you decided to buy or sell a used Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and need to obtain financing to complete the sale? Harley-Davidson® Financial Services (HDFS) can help. Questions? Call 910-346-9997 and ask for our sales department.

Through the Harley-Davidson® Rider-to-Rider Financing Program®, financing is available to qualified individuals who are buying a used motorcycle from a private party. Rest assured Harley-Davidson® experts are involved in your sale.


Benefits for the Buyer

  • Competitive financing rates and terms available.
  • All buyers considered.
  • Ability to include additional Harley-Davidson® branded products and services (Harley-Davidson® Extended Service Plan, Parts & Accessories, Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes) only available at New River Harley-Davidson® to the amount financed.
  • Opportunity to have the bike inspected and receive a maintenance check prior to purchase.

What do you need to do as the Buyer?

  1. Complete the ESB Online Credit Application or stop in to New River Harley-Davidson®.
  2. Once the credit application has been approved, the dealership will visually inspect the motorcycle, verify all paperwork is completed correctly, and ensure (if applicable) all warranties are properly transferred.
  3. To complete the sale you need to provide:
    • Valid state or federal government photo identification
    • Proof of physical damage insurance (New River Harley-Davidson® can help you acquire insurance if needed)
    • Down payment via cash, check or credit card
  4. You may also need to provide:
    • Proof of income (e.g. W2 or current paycheck stub)
    • Proof of residence (e.g. utility bill, mortgage loan statement) 

Benefits for the Seller

  • Expand the pool of potential buyers for your motorcycle by offering them a financing option to help complete the sale.
  • Let New River Harley-Davidson® quickly and easily handle the processing of all paperwork (e.g. title transfer, bill of sale, loan contract, etc.) and applicable warranties, plus assist you with your current loan payoff (if applicable)

 

What do you need to do as the Seller?

 

  1. Call New River Harley-Davidson® to discuss how the H-D® Rider-to-Rider Financing Program can help you.
  2. Let your buyer know that competitive financing rates and terms are available to them through New River Harley-Davidson®.
  3. Recommend your buyer complete the Online Credit Application.
  4. Bring the motorcycle being sold to New River Harley-Davidson® along with your valid identification, title and/or current loan information. (If you have a joint loan account both account holders must be present or a notarized release from parties not present providing permission to sell must be presented at time of transaction).
  5. Once your buyer's credit application has been approved, the dealership will visually inspect the motorcycle, verify all paperwork is completed correctly, and ensure (if applicable) all warranties are properly transferred.
  6. Confirm delivery of bike to your buyer.
  7. Receive a check from New River Harley-Davidson® for the sale of your motorcycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a seller and it sounds like I’m trading in my bike to the dealership and they are actually selling it for me. Is that true?

No. The transaction is still a private sale. Many sellers find the easiest and quickest way to sell their bike is by helping their buyers obtain financing to complete the sale. Only New River Harley-Davidson®  can offer financing through the H-D® Rider-to-Rider Financing Program. Let New River Harley-Davidson® do the work for you so you can easily complete your sale and get your money faster.


As a buyer why should I be interested in the Seller’s Assist program?

Through H-D® Rider-to-Rider Financing Program you can acquire the financing necessary to complete your bike purchase. New River Harley-Davidson® can offer you competitive financing rates and terms and work with you to customize a solution that best meets your needs. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to receive a complete maintenance check on the bike and all applicable warranties will be successfully transferred form the previous owner. You also may be able to include additional H-D® branded products and services (H-D® Extended Service Plan, Parts & Accessories, H-D® MotorClothes) only available at New River Harley-Davidson®  to the financed amount. We will be available to answer any of your questions and provide you expert service on the day of the sale and into the future.


Do both the buyer and seller have to be at the dealership at the same time to complete the sale?

Yes. New River Harley-Davidson®  must visually inspect the motorcycle at the dealership and verify both the buyers and seller information. The buyer must take delivery of the bike at New River Harley-Davidson®.

*The Harley-Davidson Rider-to-Rider Financing Program is offered through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB), a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) at participating Harley-Davidson Dealerships