What should hap­pen when you buy a new bike?

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When you pur­chase a new bike from a dealer they should in­form the man­u­fac­turer of the sale, then ei­ther pay the man­u­fac­turer di­rectly or the fi­nance com­pany they deal with. Once the man­u­fac­turer has re­ceipt of pay­ment, they release a COC

(Cer­tifi­cate of Con­for­mity) to an in­de­pen­dent third party, who then in­puts the de­tails to the AFRL (Au­to­mated First Reg­is­tra­tion and Li­cens­ing) sys­tem, which al­lows the dealer to reg­is­ter it for the road with the DVLA. Once this has been done, the bike is is­sued with a reg­is­tra­tion num­ber and the V5C is sent di­rect to the new owner.

What went wrong in this case?

In these cases, it is al­leged that some deal­ers were sell­ing the bikes but not pay­ing MV Agusta, or in­form­ing them of the sales at all. In those cir­cum­stances, Cocs were not re­leased and with­out one bikes can­not be reg­is­tered.

What’s hap­pen­ing now?

MCN un­der­stands that MV Agusta S.p. A. are also build­ing their own case against the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved.

Of course no-one should pre­judge the sit­u­a­tion but own­ers of MV Agusta bikes should check their sta­tus to make sure they are not im­pli­cated.

NOTE: Nei­ther hamp­shirem­va­gusta.co.uk, run by Alf’s Mo­tor­cy­cles, of Wor­thing, East Sus­sex, or Moto Per­for­mance Ltd have any­thing to do with the com­pany men­tioned in this re­port.

‘With­out a Cer­tifi­cate of Con­for­mity, a bike can’t be reg­is­tered’

MV Agusta CEO Gio­vanni Castiglioni is in­ves­ti­gat­ing

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