Recently I purchased a motorcycle from a man in Colorado. I received a bill of sale from him and felt good about the purchase. Since I wanted to license the bike I needed to go through a couple of steps, one of them a VIN check. I had the bike insured and had all “add on” devices out on it and with only one more hurdle, the VIN check, I was looking pretty good. Once I checked the VIN it came back stolen out of California. In Colorado we do not title off highway vehicles so unless I had checked the VIN prior to the purchase, well….I was excited. Now I’m out $2100.00 and no bike. The Aurora Police department had stated that he is not liable for anything because he had no prior knowledge that the motorcycle was stolen.
So my question is, do I have any legal recourse to get my money back? I only had the bike for three days before it was taken from me and I was left hi and dry with no other information. Any ideas?