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Why aren't 40 year old, classic motorbikes MoT exempt from 2018?

I, like many classic car enthusiasts, also care for classic motorcycles. I understand that 40 year old ones are not exempt from MoTs from May 20 2018, unlike the cars. Can you please advise on this, and if you have heard of steps to have equality?

Asked on 22 December 2017 by Grumpy2

Answered by Keith Moody
Classic bikes over 40 years old will be exempt from the annual MoT test from 20 May - unless (and this also applies to cars) they have been 'substantially changed'. Have a look at the Department for Transport guidance here: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/news/general-news/2017-1.../
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