Details of bike check
Annually, numerous people acquire used motorcycles that have had their mileage decreased, concealing major accident damage, or are not legally the seller's property. Before you leave with your money, it's a good idea to check the details.
What information may a bike check reveal?
Is it worth buying?
It might be tough to determine whether a motorcycle is expensive as a private purchaser. ‘CarDotCheck’ bike check can give you the current market value for the motorbike you're interested in, using standard industry information which is based on mileage and CO2 emissions, along with the age of the vehicle among other factors. This allows you to negotiate more confidently and maybe even obtain a better deal.
Have the number plates been altered?
Personalized number plates are getting increasingly popular, and it is currently fairly typical for a plate to be altered. Most are completely innocent, however, a plate can sometimes be altered to conceal a motorcycle's actual history, such as accident damage.
A bike check can show you whether a bike has had one or more plate alterations and can provide you with the details on each instance.
Bike's mileage has been altered?
This is referred to as a clocking, and it is a crime for a vehicle dealer to falsify significant aspects of a vehicle's description, such as the mileage reading. A check will compare the reading you supply to the millions of readings already in the database using information from a variety of sources. If an issue is discovered, the bike check will display all prior readings for that vehicle that is on file.
Is this bike a write-off?
If the bike was considered a total loss, commonly known as a "write-off," it was very definitely involved in a serious accident and later repaired.
A bike history check can offer information on motorcycles that have been declared total losses by insurance or that have been reported to the DVLA as scrapped. Many of these motorbikes may be securely fixed and re-registered, while others will always be dangerous. If you are aware of a car's history, you will be able to request that an expert evaluate the damage and ensure that your vehicle is safe.
You may never legally possess a bike if there is outstanding financing on it when you buy it!
We would never encourage clients to purchase motorcycles with outstanding debt. You may lose the bike depending on the terms of the agreement.
Agencies are used by finance companies to register their interest in bikes that are the subject of a loan arrangement. A motorcycle history check will reveal whether or not finance has been secured on the bike and whether or not it is still owed. If financing is recorded, you will be able to determine whose firm it is with, when it was obtained, how long it is valid for, and what form of finance it is.
If a motorbike is written off and the insurance company paid the owner for it, the insurance company holds the bike. If this has occurred, a bike check can notify you.
If the bike has been robbed, you may be required to surrender it to the police!
Any motorcycle with a stolen logbook and MOT certificate is likely to be illegal in other ways as well. For example, the bike may have been robbed, the number plates could have come from another bike, or the mileage on the bike could have been lowered. If this is the case, you might lose both the bike and the money you paid for it. A bike with a faked MOT will also be in bad mechanical condition.
A motorbike check can simply identify whether a vehicle has been stolen by retrieving information from the Police National Computer.