At least you can be assured with an official 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.
To make a PPSR check, you will need to supply the vehicle identification number (VIN). Never buy a vehicle from anyone unless they provide the VIN.
You can find the VIN on a registration notice or on the bike’s 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.
In a car, a VIN could be in a number of different places: Wheel arches, dashboard, boot, under the spare tyre, doors, door frames, and in the engine bay.
PPSR can also be accessed for various other personal property such as cars, boats, caravans, pant, machinery, shares and even works of art.
You can also search non-material items such as accounts, intellectual property, investment instruments, or licences.