40 year cut off for MOTs?

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40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby bob.keevil » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:44 pm

HI one and all
Just been reading the Arrow/ Leader website and see the news about a rolling cut off date of 40 years for non modified motorcycles has been discussed with a possible start date for September 2018 can anyone confirm this or is just (blue smoke) and mirrors.
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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby Dick H » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:13 am

It's being discussed on the VMCC forum so it looks as though it's actually going to happen. Usual pros and cons of course. What worries me more is the car scenario. Why are bikes and cars always lumped together in issues like this? (Rally regs., Byway TROs etc.).

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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby Roger James » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:45 am

Just had a quick look at the documents on the Gov.UK website regarding this matter, as I understand it as of 20th May 2018 most vehicles over 40 years old will be exempt from needing an M.O.T.
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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby AndyEames » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:44 pm

I think that the majority of 'old' bikes will be well maintained/cherished. After all how many car drivers jump into their motors and go for a drive round just for the pleasure of it ? Happens every week with most of us. We value our machines much more than the majority of 4 wheelers. If something goes wrong with a motorcycle the consequences can be dire. The same for a car and you just park it at the roadside. Am I blowing our trumpet too loudly?

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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby Frank Godber » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:28 pm

This was on the Francis Barnett site a few days ago and it is only for Car and not Motorcycles and Three Wheelers until 2022.

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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby iansoady » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:12 am

I think the UK proposal does include bikes although it is as yet just a proposal.
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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:39 am

Frank Godber wrote:This was on the Francis Barnett site a few days ago and it is only for Car and not Motorcycles and Three Wheelers until 2022.

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Apparently that was how it was set out in an early consultation document, and is to do with the poor definition of the phrase 'classic car'. The statute will refer to 'historic vehicles' which includes two and three wheelers.
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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 am

There's more information on the VMCC forum.
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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby admin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The only differece for motorcycles is:

We have assessed these issues with DVLA and the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
We have produced a modified definition of ‘Substantial Change’ based on DVLA’s rule and propose to include it in guidance which will be finalised
before the regulations come into force.
A copy of this in draft is annexed to the response.
We will discuss the definition with stakeholders before the guidance is issued and ensure that the guidance is the subject of regul
ar review. It is recognised that guidance may need to vary slightly in the case of motorcycles as some of the common features for cars are not present on bikes. Accordingly a slightly different definition of “substantial change” will be used for motorcycles.
This will also be published.
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Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

Postby keith.mettam » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:26 pm

Here is the DVLA conclusion link folks :-
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... c-interest
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