By fmymouth - United States - Los Angeles
Today, I found out that the motorcycle I paid cash for was an illegal import. My plates are canceled, I have to turn in the bike for it to be destroyed, and the seller has vanished off the face of the planet. FML
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  doodlecloud  |  26

Well it was OP's fault for not checking these things out so I don't think he needs reimbursed. Don't see the point in destroying a perfectly fine working bike though, that's just wasteful. Can't they resell it with proceeds going to police or charity or something? Or is it not suitable to use on US roads then?

  PhinIt2WinIt  |  24

it's probably because they want to make sure they are never driven. it's stupid though. like if you illegally imported the Skyline GT-R from Japan. I wish it was easier to buy those..

  ThatHorse  |  15

Even if it's just the importing of the bike that's illegal I'd imagine they'd still destroy it. The cops aren't known for peaceful/non-violent measures, after all.

  Foxfire15  |  15

30, the law for cars (and I imagine bikes as well) is 25 years or a bunch if the same model have to be subjected to crash tests, effectively destroying them, at the owners expense. Otherwise the government takes the car and destroys it.

By  WitEluded  |  13

Guess it is time for you to create your own shady craigslist ad.

Used import bike. No plates. Runs great. Faster than a Crown Victoria, incase you were wondering...