(VIC) Warranty or lack of, when buying a used motorcycle! I was surprised to find out that when you buy a used motorbike from a licensed motor trader in Victoria that you don't get the statutory 3 month/5,000 Km warranty that you get when you buy a used car so I emailed my MP to find out why and here are the details of my query and her answer that I received today: Question: If I buy a used car from a licensed motor car trader I can get a three-month/5,000 kilometre statutory warranty but if I buy a motorcycle from a licensed motor car trader the warranty does not apply. Why have motorcycles not been included in this legislation and how do we get this changed as it is unfair on motorcyclists? Answer: While motorcycles are not covered by statutory warranty under the MCTA, all Licenced Motor Car traders are required to display a prescribed form (Form 7) that clearly states a motorcycle is not covered by statutory warranty. Motorcycles are not the only type of vehicles excluded from statutory warranty under the MCTA. Consumers who buy motorcycles are covered by Part 2A (implied terms and conditions) of the Fair Trading Act 1999 that requires goods to be of merchantable quality and fit for purpose. From 1 January 2011, purchasers of new and used motorcycles will be covered by consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law that will offer more clearly defined consumer protection where goods are defective or faulty. So lets see what 1st January 2011 brings and see if bikers can get a fairer deal!