Owner’s Dragster 800 prompted concern
Asif Salam told us that he bought a Dragster 800 RR from Hampshire Motorcycles Ltd last year. He says that he phoned up and paid a deposit on what he was told was a brand new 2016 model. Asif was given a registration and an invoice, then says he paid the balance totalling £12,966. Four days later the bike arrived, but he says that all was not well. Asif says that when the bike arrived it had a trade plate stuck over the top of the numberplate and that when he questioned this with the dealer he was told that his registration documents had not arrived in time, but that he was safe to ride it around. Asif says that he then contacted the dealership about the problem, and also the fact that the bike had marks on it indicative of use (it later came to light the bike had been delivered in May 2015). Asif says that the dealership failed to offer a satisfactory resolution, so he requested that they collect the bike and issue a full refund. Asif told us that he contacted MV Agusta in Italy who informed him that they were chasing debts from Hampshire Motorcycles Ltd, that his bike had never been paid for and that it still belongs to a finance company in Italy. Hampshire Motorcycles Ltd then folded. As it stands, Asif says that he has a bike sat in his garage that he’s paid for, but is not actually his, isn’t – and can’t be – registered, and he has no obvious route towards a solution.
‘He requested they collect the bike and issue a refund’
Asif says he paid for his Dragster in full
Trade plate was stuck on numberplate