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No more MOT tests!

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Happy to learn that there's no longer a requirement to get my bike MOT tested.

Vehicles over 40yrs old are now exempt: gov.uk/historic-vehicles

Now all I need to cough up for each year is insurance.


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Red Barron @ 17/06/2018 10:06  

Yes they only do it as there is no way in hell a 40 year old bike could pass the current mot but a lot of folk don't realize that if the bike is not kept in roadworthy condition it can be impounded.

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JP @ 17/06/2018 10:17  

This is a really stupid economic revision. It will save the government some cash & potentially allow unroadworthy vehicles on the road. I run a 1978 MG (so have an insight) and l think a six month test for vehicles over 40 would be more appropriate. Modern vehicle construction & build quality is really good whereas a 1970's car, built on a friday, with filament bulbs, glass fuses and poorly structured wiring is inherently unreliable. As for my 1977 DT Yamaha..the brakes never gave worked well..lol..😂

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Kawasakitrev1 @ 17/06/2018 22:40  

Does that mean custom honda cm125 first registered in 1984 is now mot exempt

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Briggsy89 @ 18/06/2018 01:33  

Ktrev the problem is really simple they will never pass a rolling road brake test and the majority of testers have no clue how older vehicles work so can say if they meet a roadworthy state. So the problem has been passed on to police and DVSA vehicle inspectors. You can still take any car or bike to have it inspected if your not to good at maintenance. If in doubt contact classic car or motorcycle clubs they will have plenty of advice for the folk with less experience.

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JP @ 18/06/2018 05:44  

MOT or not has no affect on safety. Neither does insurance - arguably it makes it worse
Only the driver and SPEED (mv2) has.

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JoePilot @ 23/09/2018 11:01  

Thanks for that Red Barron. Sometimes I think I'm crazy keeping this old bike going, but it just keeps getting cheaper to run, no tax and now no MOT.

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ZENBIKER @ 08/10/2018 19:42  

When riding my old bike I want brakes and lights working, if they don’t I’m the one who suffers!

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Largevikng @ 08/10/2018 20:30  

Maybe they figure that anyone who can keep a forty or fifty year old bike on the road, knows what they are doing. I find that other motorists act differently towards me. Had some clutch(nightmare problems) in heavy rush hour traffic, but no one hassled me. Also yesterday just a fuse/ no lights or brake lights problem at dusk. Police followed me a few miles, but didn't hassle me.

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ZENBIKER @ 08/10/2018 23:11  

My bike is 40 next year and I will be glad to get rid of the MOT stress. I also wouldn't take it on a road if it wasn't safe, so it gets looked after pretty well.
Maybe I should throw a birthday party!

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Fink @ 18/10/2018 08:10  

Yes give her a party with jelly and cake. Not forgetting the pie's

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JP @ 18/10/2018 08:50  

Yes, lots of custard pies ?

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Fink @ 19/10/2018 19:08  

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