Practical Sportsbikes (UK)
Clowns to the left...
I enjoyed Rob Gent’s letter about speedos and Mots (Dec 2020). Here in Northern Ireland we do it differently. Mots are carried out at government centres, not garages. Being a government job, it attracts some of the ‘mechanics’ who would be unemployable in the outside world.
A few years ago, much to the embarrassment of the guy doing the test on my 1990s Ducati, some clown ran the length of the garage to tell me it was a straight fail – because the speedo was only in miles per hour – no kilometre range. It wasn’t his fault of course – it was Heath’s for joining the EU.
Never mind they'd passed it for the previous seven years. Had to get a new clock face.