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Dec 10

Posts: 91

ajroberts says:

Cat C bike??

Got a question and can't find a blunt answer.

Bought my bike January last year. In its service this year (September) I got told that it was a Cat C write off and had got at least a new frame on it. 
Is/was it illegal for the company to have sold me a bike without declaring that it was a cat c to me. (I was never told).
What should I do about it, there website says all bikes are HPI checked.


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Jan 08

Posts: 7824

kcmc says:


Think you need to speak to-----

before having your head filled with what others think they would do and what they think you should do,get proper legal advice first before making a move,good luck.:smile

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Nov 04

Posts: 3840

750FLYER says:

Hello mate,

Here's a discussion I started a few years ago on the same subject:

OK.. So in the end after repairing the bike myself all I had to do legally was make it roadworthy! crazy eh?? Anyway so my insurance co. insisted that I get a new MOT on the bike and they were happy. I did that and now if I was to sell it it's not my duty to tell the prospective buyer about it... That is down to the buyer to get an HPI check done themselves. So in your case mate I'd say you should have HPI'd it yourself.

Having said that, if, as you say, their website clearly states all the bikes they sell are HPI'd then sounds like you've got a case to question them about it.. And if I was you I would be doing so.

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Oct 11

Posts: 3061

roseyeric says:

Does the

website state 'HPI checked' or 'HPI clear'? Quite an important distinction I'd say.....

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Mar 10

Posts: 1046

bmwgs says:


my bike was a cat c stolen recovered and it just needed a mot to go back on the road after the damage lockes were fixed.  it did not need to be inspected buy the dvla as i phoned them to find out.

best double check the small print of the paper work when you go the bike

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Nov 12

Posts: 12

my car was HPI checked by the dealership

but I didn't get to see the result. 

They had done it to clear their own backs and prove at a later date if needed that they had not knowingly sold a stolen car.

If I'd wanted to see a result of the HPI check I needed to do it myself. 

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:

Thing is

the seller has no duty to tell you it's a Cat C - it's up to you to ask, in which case they must provide a truthful answer.

You say you bought it in January last year (2011) - bear in mind it's nearly 2 years on, so you may struggle to make / bring a case anyway due to time limits etc.

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Aug 05

Posts: 7611

babyblade41 says:


when you went to insure that would of thrown it up.


Again buyer beware :upset:

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Mar 10

Posts: 1046

bmwgs says:


nope my bike is a cat c as it was to costly to fix.

and i have not told the insurances comps any thing about it and nothing has come up.

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