Buying Secondhand – A Racers Guide
What to look for on engine and frame numbers
Some of you might have noticed in recent ACU newsletter there is an article to help new riders wanting to purchase a racing motorcycle. The article tells riders what to look for, ie. have either frame or engine numbers tampered with etc.
We hope you find this helpful and would be grateful if you can download and pass on the article to any other riders you know.
Much of the info in this item applies to anyone replacing their motorcycle for road or track use.
The Club can not stress enough how important the issue of stolen motorcycles in motor sport has become and feel we must warn members that more stringent checks will be made in the coming season. The police have been known to attend meetings in the past and have confiscated suspect motorcycles.
This Guide provided for all motorcycle racers by the ACU has been compiled with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police: Stolen Vehicle Unit and Motorcycle News. The guide gives very detailed information regarding what to look for in legitimate engine and frame numbers and will help you avoid buying a stolen motorcycle for competition or even road use.