Ps-era faves slide into either classic insurance or no tax, no MOT categories. Yes!
Important news from the exciting world of police motorcycle collections, plus Freddie and Waldi
Bikes registered in 1999, including Aprilia’s epic RSV1000SP Mille and Yamaha’s badass YZF-R6, will become eligible for classic insurance this January. The rolling 20 year milestone is recognised by most insurance companies so there are savings to be had for owners of a whole raft of PS favourites.
Suzuki’s brilliant SV650 which is already kind on the pocket when it comes to buying and running is one of machines to benefit from this newly awarded classic status, as is the first generation beam-framed Honda CBR600F-X (is it really 20 years since Jim threw one of these into the tyre wall at Nogaro in France?).
There’s exotica, too. As well as the Mille SP, Bimota’s Tl1000r-powered SB8R and 900Ss-engineed DB4. Ducati’s 748SPS, the 916-powered ST4, 996 Biposto and SPS join the list, as does Hinckley Triumph’s sport touring Sprint ST. If you’ve got any of the above, or a bike registered in 1999, stick it on your classic policy.
There’s even better news for owners of 1979 registered models – yes, that’s you early GS1000S owners, X7 stalwarts and RD400F riders. Your machines will this year no longer require tax or MOT. Obviously that’s no excuse to run your tyres down to the canvas, remove your baffles and get forgetful with maintenance, but it’ll save the annual trip to the MOT station, plus a few of your hard earned pounds ending up in the pocket of The Man. Sometimes it really is a happy new year.
Cheap insurance for these now – and deservedly so
Stick one of these on your classic policy
No tax, no MOT now