Practical Sportsbikes (UK)

Clowns to the left...

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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.

Ian Flynn

 ??  ?? MOT testers can sometimes have twisted notions of what is a fail
MOT testers can sometimes have twisted notions of what is a fail

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