NO MOT FOR BIKES OVER 40

Fast Bikes - - UPFRONT -

In a pretty bold move by The Depart­ment for Trans­port, from May 2018 all ve­hi­cles that are over 40 years old will be ex­empt from tak­ing MoT tests af­ter bring­ing the thresh­old up from pre 1960s to pre 1978.

Strangely, the rea­son­ing be­hind the change is that any­one with a ve­hi­cle (whether car or bike) of that age will rarely use the ma­chine and it will be loved and cared for, leav­ing it up the owner to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the gen­eral road­wor­thi­ness.

You can al­ways take your old weapon in for a vol­un­tary MoT though if you’re feel­ing wor­ried about it.

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