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At least you can be assured with a PPSR check that you do not end up buying a lemon, a stolen bike or one that will be repossessed by a finance company because the previous owner still owed money on it.
There are several private websites that offer similar services, but they can be quite expensive and may offer information that is not relevant to your purchasing decision.
Be wary if you simply Google-search for “PPSR” as you will also find private suppliers. These are only useful if you want a more in-depth report that may show things such as odometer regularities, or “clocking” where the seller winds the odd back.
The PPSR offers this service as well, but it costs more.
To make a PPSR check, all you need is your credit/debit card ($2) your vehicle identification number (VIN) and your email address.
The VIN can be found on your registration notice or usually on the steering head, front frame or on the bottom of the engine.
It could be on a special plate, or stamped or etched into the frame or engine.
Turn the handlebars to the left and look on the right side of the frame where the steering head goes through the frame.