B50's now MOT exempt

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B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Andy Chaos » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:04 pm

Just heard a rumor that the MOT exempt date has changed from pre 1960 to a vehicle that is older than 40 years (pre 1977) :thumb

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Orange dog » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:25 pm

No change, still pre 1960

https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Andy Chaos » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Consultation outcome
Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historical interest
The outcome from the ‘Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historic interest’ consultation was released on 14 September 2017.

We have decided that most vehicles over 40 years old (on a rolling basis) will now be exempt from MOT testing.

Those that have been ‘substantially changed’ will still require yearly testing. We have prepared draft guidance as to what constitutes “substantial change” in the context of old vehicles. We plan to finalise the guidance during November 2017. If you have any questions or feedback about it please contact roadworthinesstesting@dft.gsi.gov.uk.

The consultation received 2,217 responses, including from:

owners
car clubs
trade bodies
businesses
public bodies

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by minetymenace » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:03 pm

How about the road fund license, do we still have to pay that?
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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Andy Chaos » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 pm

I believe that road tax has already changed to the 40 year rule.
So no road tax and no MOT up to 1977.
I have just sent off my new A65 log book application with an MOT exemption form so fingers crossed.

On another note i bought the A65 without NOVA paperwork but after a few emails to HMRC and £112 (5% of the £2250 for the bike i paid in import tax) i now have a NOVA and so an easy route towards a V5 :thumb

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by AJ CCM » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:53 pm

Andy

So hopefully my CCM that was registered on the road 22nd December 1977 Reg No VGX 192S would be exempt from Road Tax and MOT from the end of the year then.

Alan
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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by AJ CCM » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:57 pm

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Andy Chaos » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:02 pm

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by skippy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:54 pm

minetymenace wrote:How about the road fund license, do we still have to pay that?
It seems totally unfair to make you pay to have Fun on the roads. :???:
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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Andy Chaos » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:28 pm

We are getting there Skipppy after May only insurance to pay for.
I run a traders policy so its just a case of adding a bike on the PC and away i go. :grin: :thumb :ban

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by lathejack » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:06 am

Well that's just great, just when having to take my two BSA's for their MOT became quite a pleasurable experience.

My local vehicle service and repair garage has a new large MOT testing area for cars, vans and larger vehicles.
But the classic motorcyle loving owner has also built a new testing area just for bikes, and employed an ex British bike shop worker to do the testing, who also happens to own several BSA's.

They have also built a small cosy cafe on site, and with every MOT you are given a mug of tea or coffee, plus a bacon or sausage cob.

I will just have to make the effort to pop down on the BSA anyway, just for a snack and a chat.

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Post by Andy Chaos » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:34 am

There is nothing stopping you still going for a test for piece of mind :grin:

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by minetymenace » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 am

If you do that and it fails the test, do you have to get it through another test before you can ride it on the road again?
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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by Andy Chaos » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:49 am

Good point <201

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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Post by hwan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:42 am

Confirming Andy's statement -

'Official' report on the subject is available on;
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... c-interest

If you have any questions or feedback about it please contact <roadworthinesstesting@dft.gsi.gov.uk.>

If you can be bothered it makes interesting reading with various options thought about - luckily 'sense' and government not wanting to change something that is working, prevailed.

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