A friend of mine is buying a new bike (2nd hand) from a dealer. He's got the finance, done the deal, signed the paperwork, is now ready to pick up the bike. He doesn't have his L's yet (booked for 2 weeks time). I test rode the bike for him and was going to pick it up and ride it back to his place. The dealer has now said they won't release the bike to him until he has the "R" updated on his licence! Surely this isn't correct. You don't need to have a licence to own a bike - only to ride it?? What if he was doing it up, or riding on private roads?? Anyone got any info on this. Is the dealer allowed to do this? Cheers.