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Discover the best way to f­inance the BMW motorcycle of your choice.

At Cotswold Motorrad it is our aim to offer you expert information and support. Our Business Manager is on-hand to discuss all aspects of the financial services we have available to you. The range of solutions offers choice and flexibility, each one can be tailored to work within your budget and get you out on the open road as soon as possible.

For information visit: Finance and Insurance at Cotswold Motorrad.

To discuss your options, please contact our Cotswold Motorrad Specialists on 01242 335 355 or EMAIL

What is Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)?

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is a finance product that allows you the opportunity to buy a new or a used motorbike.

It is similar to a Hire Purchase agreement as you will usually pay an initial deposit, followed by monthly instalments over a term typically between 18 to 48 months.

What makes PCP different to Hire Purchase (HP) is that your monthly instalments are paying off the depreciation of the car, and not its entire value, over the course of the term. Then, when you get to the end of your agreement, there is a final, balloon payment that must be made if you want to keep the motorbike. The balloon payment is often referred to also as the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV).

How does PCP actually work?​


When you have chosen your motorbike, you will then agree your annual mileage and decide on the agreement term with one of our Business Managers.

We will then determine the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) of the vehicle at the end of the agreement and work out a deposit and monthly amount that works for you.

At the end of your agreement you will then have three options:

Return – Simply return the motorbike the back to us
Retain – Keep the car by paying the optional final payment
Renew – Trade it in for another motorbike

For a quotation, help, or advice contact us and ask to speak to one of our Business Managers.

What are the advantages of PCP?

  • Monthly payments on a car financed by PCP are usually lower than if your car is financed by a Hire Purchase agreement.
  • If you decide not to buy the car, you can simply walk away when you've made all the payments.
  • Similar to PCH, you can drive away a new or used motorbike every few years (dependent on the chosen term) without worrying about selling it on.
  • If your vehicle is worth more than the Guaranteed Future Value then you can use that equity towards a deposit on a new motorbike.

Can I settle my PCP agreement early?


You can normally settle your agreement early by asking the finance company to provide you with a settlement figure. However, the finance company will require you to pay off the difference between what your motorbike is worth, and what you still owe and there may be a difference which is known as negative equity. On the other hand, you may find that at the end of your term your motorbike is worth more than the Guaranteed Future Value, which means you will have some positive equity to contribute towards your next vehicle.

What is Hire Purchase (HP)?

Hire Purchase is a way to finance buying a new or used motorbike. You will normally pay an initial deposit and will pay off the entire value of the motorbike in monthly instalments. When all the payments are made, the Hire Purchase agreement ends, and you own the motorbike outright.

What are the advantages of HP?

  • You’ll be able to drive away a car that you may not have managed to buy outright.
  • Unlike a PCP or PCH contract, you won't need to estimate your mileage at the start of your Hire Purchase agreement, so you'll avoid excess mileage charges.
  • Once you’ve made your final monthly payment, including the option to purchase fee, you'll have full ownership of the motorbike.

What should you consider when opting for HP?

  • Monthly payments may be higher than some other finance options, such as PCP, as you're paying off the full value of the motorbike.
  • You won’t be able to sell the motorbike without settling the finance.
  • You won’t own the motorbike until you have made all of your repayments.
  • You’ll need to keep the motorbike properly insured, maintained and in your possession until the full value is paid off.

Can I settle my HP agreement early?


The short answer is yes, you can end your finance early. There are different provisions within each finance agreement that allows you to do just that. If you have got through two-thirds of the way through your finance agreement, the options to end the finance agreement early open up.

For a Hire Purchase agreement, there is an option of paying it off early through a settlement fee. A settlement fee covers the cost of any remaining unpaid instalments and interest payments remaining on the agreement. Once the settlement fee is paid, you take full ownership of the motorbike early.

Under a Personal Contract Purchase agreement, you can also pay a settlement fee for bringing the agreement to an end early. After that, you can choose to hand the motorbike back or you have a second option. Through a PCP agreement, you can take full ownership of the motorbike by paying off the remaining Guaranteed Minimum Future Value also known as a balloon payment.