Free tax! and no MOTs!

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Free tax! and no MOTs!

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 pm

http://www.classicandperformancecar.com ... -announced

I've got even less excuse for not sorting my '76 Bonnie out now.
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Re: Free tax! and no MOTs!

Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:01 am

Super, that's the T500, Speed Twin, Seeley Honda 750 and T140V Bonnie all Tax and MOT free from 2018 :D That'll save a few bob each year.

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Re: Free tax! and no MOTs!

Unread post by Hooli » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:07 pm

Yup, about £100 a bike I'd say. That covers the cost of the insurance 8-)
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Re: Free tax! and no MOTs!

Unread post by Antoni » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:07 am

My understanding is that it applies to cars but not motorcycles...

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Re: Free tax! and no MOTs!

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:22 pm

Classics ain't built in Metric

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Re: Free tax! and no MOTs!

Unread post by Antoni » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:38 pm

I think I am wrong.

It's the EU directive itself that gives separate time scales for bikes/trikes and cars - this article explains its best if you're interested:

http://motorcycleminds.org/2017/09/20/m ... nthusiasm/

"It is worth noting at this point that motorcycles at present are not included in the EU directive as regards testing, however what the directive does state is:
From 1 January 2022, two- or three-wheel vehicles – vehicle categories L3e, L4e, L5e and L7e, with an engine displacement of more than 125 cm3;"

Looks like UK govt have done it all at once.

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