Photocopy is fine in all cases, in my experience. I think the problem with a new car / motorcycle is, that it takes few months to get the or/cr at all. Until then, you're in limbo because there is only a one week grace period from the date of buying (that may have changed by now and be not the case anymore at all). I think it was last year, got a set of papers signed by the dealer dated ahead for 8 weeks or so, enabling me to prove I just bought the bike at most 7 days ago on any given day during that time. Just hope nobody checks the actual km on the clock after two months of riding when you say "sir I just bought it new yesterday"