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Offline GR400

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Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« on: May 17, 2020, 07:56:13 PM »
Hi all,
My 400 was first registered Feb 1980 and was last taxed 1989.  Restoration complete so now ready to go back on the road.  My understanding is that it's MOT exempt now because it was first registered more that 40 years ago, but tax exemption doesn't kick in until 01.01.21?
I just tried to tax it online and couldn't because it doesn't have a valid MOT? Do I have to register for MOT exemption or have I misunderstood something else?
Thanks.
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'75 RD350B. Not touched for at least 20 years. Next up
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Re: Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 08:20:22 PM »
I might be able to partly answer your question!

You might have to tax your vehicle at the post office and hand them a self declaration form, saying that the bike is MoT exempt. I don't know whether or not you can change tax status to historic vehicle yet though.

Others will comment further later on.
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Re: Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 08:35:16 PM »
You need to change the taxation class to "Historic" which you can do once the bike is 41(? I think) years old you are then eligible for free road tax. BUT I think your bike will be "MOT Exempt" once it is over 40 years old. I think you need to sign a declaration on form V112.
Trust our Civil Servents to make the whole thing more confusing than it ought to be

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Re: Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 08:42:15 PM »
I think you will need to tax at the post office, take a completed V112 with you just in case. You can change to Historic and get free tax from 1st April 2021, this also has to be done at the PO.

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Re: Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 08:50:40 PM »
I think you will need to tax at the post office, take a completed V112 with you just in case. You can change to Historic and get free tax from 1st April 2021, this also has to be done at the PO.
I think that is what I was trying to say, but you have described the process better

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Re: Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 08:58:52 PM »
Like you say Motty it is confusing, i changed 2 of mine to historic yesterday and free taxed, took a while as the computer kept saying no, assistant had to get backup to get the computer to agree... :D

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Re: Taxing an MOT exempt bike?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 10:02:52 PM »
Thanks gents
'80 RD400F, restored
'75 RD350B. Not touched for at least 20 years. Next up
'01 ZRX1200R
'01 GSX-R1000 K1