Q Will a new engine stall my bike’s value?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

I’ve had my 2016 BMW S1000RR since new and it’s cov­ered 11,000 miles, but this week I had to have it re­cov­ered as the engine didn’t sound too good and it wasn’t run­ning cor­rectly. BMW re­placed the crank shaft sen­sor which had failed, but the engine still didn’t sound right – there was a loud tick­ing noise. They now think it’s the camshaft that has worn. They might need to put a new engine in. I’m not overly happy as this will surely af­fect the re­sale value of my bike? Can I ask for a re­place­ment bike of the same age and colour? Or, do I have to ac­cept the engine re­place­ment? Peter Hamidzade, email

A An­swered by Dave Hodg­son, Vines of Guild­ford The na­ture of the prob­lem and the terms of BMW’S war­ranty mean you would strug­gle to get a re­place­ment ma­chine. In fact, your ex­ist­ing bike’s value could be en­hanced, be­cause if we were go­ing to take the bike in, the ‘younger’ engine would count as a plus, not a neg­a­tive.

Hav­ing a new engine un­der war­ranty shouldn’t af­fect your bike’s value

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