August 7 2013

Vehicle information expert HPI warns that nearly one in five bikes checked by the company has a hidden history and with one in five vehicles stolen in the UK reported to be a motorcycle, the company reminds all bike buyers to remain cautious and to conduct a vehicle history check, like the HPI Bike Check, which offers used motorcycle buyers the protection they need from fraudsters.

An HPI Bike Check will tell if a potential purchase is registered as stolen with the Police National Computer and can also verify the engine number of the bike as well.

Buying a stolen vehicle is just one of a number of risks facing used bike buyers. Outstanding finance continues to be a problem, with one in ten bikes checked by HPI still having finance on them. Anyone who purchases a bike with an outstanding debt could face losing both the motorcycle and the money they paid for it, as the bike still legally belongs to the finance house. In addition, one in ten motorcycles checked by HPI have been written off by an insurance company and could be potential death traps if they haven't been repaired properly.

For further information visit
www.hpibikecheck.com or call 0845 300 8905