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Offline cooleronthecoast

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Another MOT question
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:27:02 AM »
I have a bike that was first registered in March 1979, but I'm pretty sure it was manufactured at least 12 months before that.  I'm afraid its a Honda CB550, but I hope you won't hold that against me.   :o
 
Its currently MOT'd until the middle of next month (July).   The question is, do I need to get it tested one more time or if the bike was manufactured over 40 years ago, does it qualify in terms of not needing a new MOT because of its age?  Its not a parallel import and the V5 shows it was first reg in the UK in 1979.

I've always had at least one road bike around the place since my first RD200B in 1975.  I'm now RDless,  at least for the time being, currently residing in the garage, an Aprilia Tuono V4 and a 1979 Honda CB550

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 09:41:57 AM »
My guess would be you need one more MOT.

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 09:53:58 AM »
I thinks one or two more MOTs for that Honda  :-[
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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 10:12:47 AM »
I thinks one or two more MOTs for that Honda  :-[
I agree, I think you will have to wait until 2020 to register it as a Historic Vehicle MOT

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 06:44:26 PM »
I thinks one or two more MOTs for that Honda  :-[
I agree, I think you will have to wait until 2020 to register it as a Historic Vehicle MOT

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 04:02:37 PM »
Thanks guys but why 2020?   It will be 40 years since registration in March 2019.
I've always had at least one road bike around the place since my first RD200B in 1975.  I'm now RDless,  at least for the time being, currently residing in the garage, an Aprilia Tuono V4 and a 1979 Honda CB550

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 06:10:43 PM »
Thanks guys but why 2020?   It will be 40 years since registration in March 2019.
Who knows how the tormented minds of our beloved civil service work
My understanding is any bike registered after 7th January 1979 but before 6th January 1980 achives Historic Vehicle status in May 2020
If my understanding is incorrect please let me know


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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 08:34:31 PM »
My understanding is:
due to when the legislation came in, a bike becomes historic on the next April after its 40th birthday.
So my August '77 bike only became "historic" in April 2018.

When I got my V5 back in May the DVLA had "taxed" it for me already, but I don't know if this was just because the DVLA person was in a good mood or if it's their normal process.

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 10:03:58 PM »
Just to clarify my previous note - the bike becomes "potentially" historic in the April.  You still have to send off the V5 with a note (or go to the Post Office) and then you get the V5 back with Historic status showing, and the free tax and no-MOT benefits.

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 12:03:43 AM »
dont forget v112 form! self certify that no mot is req. this is done at sane time as declaring historic. not many post offices understand.
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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 02:51:41 PM »
My understanding is:
due to when the legislation came in, a bike becomes historic on the next April after its 40th birthday.
So my August '77 bike only became "historic" in April 2018.



If thats correct mine should be eligable next year (Apr 2019) being registered in the March.  I have to say I'm a bit confused here.  The only thing I know for sure is I'll need to MOT it later this month.
I've always had at least one road bike around the place since my first RD200B in 1975.  I'm now RDless,  at least for the time being, currently residing in the garage, an Aprilia Tuono V4 and a 1979 Honda CB550

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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 04:08:33 PM »
Yes it is confusing, why do they make it so difficult to understand

However I have copied the text (below) from the DVLA website which is for this year

"You do not need to pay vehicle tax if your vehicle was built on or before 31 December 1977.

If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered between 1 and 7 January 1978, you do not have to pay vehicle tax,"


So all the motorcycles registered in 1978 (or after 7th January 1978) will not get Historic Vehicle status until April 2019


So in the case we are discussing (first registered in March 1979) it will become exempt from vehicle tax and MOT in April 2020
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Re: Another MOT question
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 06:13:19 PM »
Thanks.   
I've always had at least one road bike around the place since my first RD200B in 1975.  I'm now RDless,  at least for the time being, currently residing in the garage, an Aprilia Tuono V4 and a 1979 Honda CB550