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Hi. I'm looking at purchasing a 1098R race bike which currently has an 848 EVO engine fitted to permit racing in a 600 cc class.

The bike does however come with the 1098 engine albeit it does have a blown piston.

The bike and engine were build by a very reputable race team in the UK and I have discovered that there is no engine number stamped on the engine anywhere.

Where the engine number is normally stamped is perfectly smooth so it doesn't look like it has been ground off.
Is there any reason why an engine would have no engine number stamped on it? Perhaps say if it was never fitted into a frame from the assembly line?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Could be a lot of things.
Were the old cases cracked and been replaced with new ones?
Has the number been machined off, would be a bit dodgy if that was the case.
Could indicate is a stolen motor.
Can you ask the seller for an explanation?
 
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