Rose-tinted Brex­i­teer

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

How I laughed when I read the let­ter from Robert Garn­ham (MCN, Novem­ber 23). He thinks that when the UK quits the EU, our bikes won’t be sub­ject to bur­den­some regs. Well, ‘our bikes’ are mostly ei­ther made in Europe, in which case there won’t be any con­ces­sions made, or Ja­pan who won’t change a mi­nor­ity of their pro­duc­tion to suit him ei­ther. That leaves Tri­umph, who make a large part of their pro­duc­tion for Europe and be­yond and a few mi­nor play­ers who also won’t want to split their pro­duc­tion be­tween mar­kets. Per­haps what he had in mind was a res­ur­rec­tion of a few good old Bri­tish makes like Fran­cis-bar­nett and the like. We can wear ex-army trench­coats and wellies in­stead of Ce-marked pro­tec­tive gear and re-learn the art of de-cok­ing the heads ev­ery few hun­dred miles. Pass me the rose-tinted glasses! Peter Gates, Beds Ed – Fran­cis-bar­nett are back!

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