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Are there advantages for lease purchasing motorcycle equipment?

If you are considering FINANCE. A lease purchase for motorcycle (or capital) equipment, also known as a lease-to-own arrangement, offers several advantages for businesses looking to acquire expensive assets such as Workbenches, workshop cabinets and workstations, diagnostic equipment even – MOT Bays.

Here are some key benefits:

  1. Conservation of Capital: Lease purchases allow businesses to acquire necessary equipment without a significant upfront cash outlay. This preserves capital for other essential business needs such as operations, expansion, or unforeseen expenses.
  2. Cash Flow Management: Lease payments are often more manageable than a large upfront purchase, helping businesses to better forecast and manage their cash flow. This predictable expense structure can make budgeting and financial planning more straightforward.
  3. Tax Benefits: Lease payments may be tax-deductible as an operational expense, providing potential tax advantages for the business. This can vary depending on the accounting treatment and local tax regulations, so it’s essential to consult with a tax professional.
  4. Flexibility: Lease purchases offer flexibility in terms of contract duration and end-of-lease options. Depending on the agreement, businesses may have the option to purchase the equipment at the end of the lease term, return it, or upgrade to newer equipment.
  5. Technology Upgrades: In industries with rapidly advancing technology, leasing allows businesses to regularly upgrade their equipment without the hassle of selling or disposing of outdated assets. This can help maintain competitiveness and operational efficiency.
  6. Preservation of Credit Lines: Leasing does not typically require a significant down payment, which means businesses can preserve their credit lines for other purposes. This can be especially valuable for smaller businesses with limited access to credit.
  7. Risk Mitigation: Some lease agreements include maintenance and service contracts, transferring the responsibility of equipment maintenance to the leasing company. This can reduce the risk of unexpected repair costs and downtime.
  8. Asset Management: Leasing companies often specialise in managing and maintaining assets. This can free up resources within the business, as the leasing company may handle tasks such as maintenance, compliance, and disposal of the equipment.
  9. Speed of Acquisition: Lease agreements can often be processed more quickly than traditional financing options, allowing businesses to acquire the necessary equipment promptly and stay ahead of competition.
  10. Test Before Committing: Leasing provides an opportunity for businesses to test the equipment before committing to a purchase. This can be particularly beneficial when considering specialised or technologically advanced equipment.

While lease purchases offer these advantages, it’s important for businesses to carefully evaluate the terms of the lease agreement, including interest rates, end-of-lease options, and any potential additional costs. Each business’s situation and financial goals will influence whether a lease purchase is the most suitable option for acquiring capital equipment.

Ownership at the End:

Whether you will own the equipment at the end of the lease purchase agreement depends on the specific terms negotiated. In a typical lease purchase arrangement, there is an option to buy the equipment at the end of the lease term. This purchase option may involve a predetermined price or fair market value.

It’s crucial to carefully review and understand the terms and conditions of the lease agreement before entering into the contract. If ownership at the end of the lease is a priority for you, make sure to negotiate this aspect explicitly in the agreement.

NOTE: Always consult with legal and financial professionals to ensure that the terms of the lease purchase agreement align with your business goals and financial considerations.

BIg Bike Lift

So you’re looking to offer your services to owners of bigger bikes, you’ll need the ultimate in hydraulic motorcycle lifts. Popular where bigger bikes are commonplace, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Triumph and more. Also the preferred choice for Police Motorcycle workshops. The EG800HCFE is a workbench of unrivalled quality and specification, designed for the workshop where, quite simply, only the best will do. This highly engineered workbench features; a greater gauge of steel to produce an exceptionally robust lift, top quality electro-hydraulic pump unit, 1.3m lifting height and drop down tail section. Space saving scissor operation by single phase electric supply – for a quiet and smooth running lift. A class leading 1.3m lifting height completes its specification. If you need it to match the CI of your bike dealership, this is an option too. This range of workbenches can also be supplied with optional ; front deck extension, side extension kit, automatic or manual front wheel clamp and tie down straps are available. The HCFE lift can be flush fitted into the floor of your workshop in conjunction with specially designed a powder coated steel frame, please call us to discuss your individual requirements.


  • Electro hydraulic operation
  • 800kg Capacity
  • 1.3m Lifting height
  • Electro-mechanical safety device
  • Front run off bar
  • Side tool holders
  • Cable operated remote control – infrared remote control option available
  • Hydraulic pipe protection
  • Rear pull out section
  • Premium Italian quality
  • Available as colour coded option
  • In-ground frame (EGFF) recommended when installing all in-ground lifts

DUCATI MotoGP Champions 2022

Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia has become the first Italian to win the Blue Riband class on an Italian bike since Giacomo Agostini in 1972. Now you can celebrate with a limited edition motorcycle lift from LV8.

While Ducati have been near the title for a number of years, the last rider to win MotoGp on a Ducati was Casey Stoner in 2007. Closely linked to all things Ducati, LV8 have been producing the top quality motorcycle lifts that can be found in most Ducati workshops. Why? When you are working on premium brand machines you want to be sure your motorcycle workshop equipment is up  to the task. Designed and manufactured in Italy the EG600CE is a tidy bit of kit. Scissor action electro-hydraulic platforms with robust and stable chassis combine with remote control and a range of add on accessories such as; tie down rails, automatic and manual wheel clamps, side and front extension kit and colour coded accessory pack to match you dealership make these lifts the perfect workbench for your workshop.

Also available as in-floor version to give a flush ramp that allows you to roll bikes into position. BMW, Harley Davidson, KTM, Triumph, Yamaha and independent workshop know that fitting out a professional workshop takes investment in the best equipment. Would anyone seriously risk working a bike worth many thousands on anything less?

Motorcycle Workshop Equipment – Price over service?

It’s fairly easy to identify good design, quality components and materials. Judging what represents good service can be a little more tricky…

A brief guide to good customer serviceduring and after sales…

Aside from researching on line recommendation (which may or may not be genuine),

  • Referrals and recommendations from professionals, friends and users
  • Talk and listen to the person offering the service (are they reading from a script)
  • Ask difficult questions
  • Can they offer alternatives, or do they ask pertinent questions of you?
  • Do they have any negative feedback?
  • Do they have a proven track record?
  • Are they pushy?

If you feel happy with all the answers