ASIF’S STORY

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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

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