The Cycle Trader app is the best tool to find the motorcycle, ATV, Personal Watercraft or snowmobile you are looking for. We have over 250,000 listings from private sellers and dealers across the US. Save your searches, motorcycles and quickly calculate payments for the bike of your dreams.

What's New

Version 5.0.14

*Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.7K Ratings
2.7K Ratings


I gave up on the mobile app a few months ago as it would often hang, freeze, or crash with great frequency. It was unusable. I switched to the web app, which was much better.

On a whim, I decided to give the mobile app another try today. After I started it, it showed that it was initializing some process for over two minutes—the progress wheel kept spinning, but nothing was happening and I had no idea if it was rebuilding a database or updating itself or what (if a user doesn’t understand what’s happening, that’s bad UX).

I restarted it and it ran fine. An announcement popped up that mentioned that it had been updated to fix various bugs and performance issues. I thought that was promising.

However, after using the app for a few more minutes, I was letdown again.

It still freezes, still hangs, and still crashes. I’ve never had such a bad experience with a mobile app, especially one from such a well-known company. I love some of the UI enhancements they made, but if your app doesn’t work, attention should be diverted elsewhere to make sure it functions before making it look slick.

My phone is an iPhone 6 running iOS 11.4.1.

(I’m writing this review because I care and I truly hope the developers can rectify.)


Pretty good

The CycleTrader app provides a really comprehensive nationwide search. No, it doesn’t have every bike for sale, but it seems to be the single largest source (that I’ve found). I have two complaints, neither of which have ever driven me away:

1. At least on an iPad Pro 10.5 running ios12, you can not zoom in on any photos using the normal two finger enlargement. You can bring up a fairly big photo, but if you want to zoom in to see what buttons a bike has on the handlebar (the ASC or ESA button on a bmw r1200 for instance), you’re SOL. You can usually click over to the dealer site and enlarge the photos there. Perhaps that’s the very intent of disabling that feature in the app.
2. On rare occasion, the app will slow down after a lot of searching. This isn’t the only app to do that. Perhaps there’s some sort of data loop or leak, making the app much heavier on your device than intended. A quick close and app
restart solves that for quite a while.

Overall, it’s a good app that could be great, but isn’t. Still, it serves its intended function well. 4/5.

Andrufus Ombudsman

Great App

This is a great app that features listings from dealers and private sellers. You can customize your searches with a lot of specific detail. Search for bikes within a custom range of miles from your location. Filter the searches to show you the prices from lowest to highest (or vice-versa), bikes nearest to you, or newest. There are a lot more filters but those are the ones I like and use the most. You can save the bikes you are most interested in and track their pricing and availability. The app lets you know if a saved bike has been sold / removed from the app. Very helpful.

Developer Response

Thanks, Andrufus!


Trader Interactive, LLC
122.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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