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Re: buying used motorbike from dealer, MFK

1. If you are unsure and not able to asses the current condition of the vehicle yourself a independent third party is a good idea. I do not know how good TCS is regarding motorcycles.

2. This is up to you and the seller. But normal understanding is that a vehicle is roadworthy (that what MFK is about) at time of sale unless specifically noted. Note, that a vehicle may be no longer roadworthy after a few days of use.

3. For any canton:

If the vehicle is less than 10 years old the normal control periods apply, which are 5, 3, 2 years. For example if the vehicle is 4 years old you will get an invitation for the MFK in the next 1 or two years (chances to actually get such a letter depends on canton, workload, and other unknown circumstances). If the vehicle is 6 years old and has never been checked expect and invite soon after registering (chances to actually get such a letter depends on canton, workload, and other unknown circumstances).

If the vehicle is more than 10 years old and the time since the last MFK has been more than 2 years ago expect and invited for the MFK soon after registering the vehicle (chances to actually get such a letter depends on canton, workload, and other unknown circumstances). If it is less than two years ago you are good until the 2 year period is up and you will get an MFKS invitation (chances to actually get such a letter depends on canton, workload, and other unknown circumstances).

MFK does not expire, it is by invitation (chances to actually get such a letter depends on canton, workload, and other unknown circumstances). But you are free to schedule an appointment for an MFK at any time you wish.
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