I wonder if anyone can shed any light on the process of registering big bikes, as it all seems shrouded in mystery. Bike registration seems to run between 60-70K depending on who you ask. This figure seems outrageously high (in comparison to most other things here), and I am wondering why it is so expensive. Is the whole process actually illegal and most of the money goes to grease various palms ? Also, the process of recycling old books is often mentioned. I see many bikes for sale "invoice" on mocyc.com etc, are these freshly stolen erm I mean imported from Japan, or have they had the plates and books pulled to be used on other bikes ? How does one go about recycling a book, and how does one spot a bike with a 'dodgy' book ? Just struggling to get my head round the whole thing. Any explanations in plain english would be most appreciated. Cheers.