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Suzuki SV650 47bhp legal exhaust

Hello motorcycling world,I am new to all of this, so please be kind. Today I bought myself a 2008 Suzuki SV650 Sport which I will need to restrict to 47bhp to meet the new A2 licencing laws. I was thinking about buying myself an aftermarket slip on exhaust, simply to unleash the V-Twin sound.My concern is that fitting an aftermarket exhaust will bring the BHP above the legal 47bhp, therefore making it illegal to ride and making my insurance void. Can anybody give me anymore information about this please, like am I perhaps looking into this too deeply? Is there ...

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  • 09 April 2014

MCN Law - is legal expenses insurance worth it?

This weeks MCN Law for you - http://www.bikelawyer.co.uk/mcn-law-columns/is-legal-expenses-insurance-worth-itKind regardsAndrew CampbellMCN Legal ExpertBikelawyer Motorcycle Accident Solicitorswww.bikelawyer.co.ukemail info@bikelawyer.co.ukTel 01446 794169

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  • 28 March 2014

Marc VDS ends Jack Miller pursuit %X96 legal battle to follow?

Aussie sensation Jack Miller might end up in a bitter legal battle before he ends up in MotoGP in 2015. Lawyers acting on behalf of the Belgium-based Marc VDS Racing squad are now dealing with its long-running contract saga with current Moto3 world championship leader Miller. Marc VDS Racing boss Michael Bartholemy has been adamant the current Moto3 world championship leader was...

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  • 13 August 2014

Are the Yoshimura R55 full exhaust systems road legal?

Hello all,Can someone please help me!!!I am looking to buy a Suzuki GSX-R600 K8. I seem to have found the perfect one! All original and mint condition. However, the owner has had the original exhaust taken off and replaced it with a full yoshimura  r55 exhaust system (Japan not USA) I have some concerns.A: I assume the insurance company will need to know? (as I guess it is classed as a performance extra)and more importantlyB: Is it going to be road legal?The last thing I want is to be getting pulled over every time I go out on it!! 

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  • 27 June 2014

UK legal size plates. Any change in the law ?

I have seen few 7%X94 x 5%X94 plates around ( I never understood how they got away, I believe they are illegal ), I want / need a smaller size than 9" x 7" for my new surround. I am trying to understand the sometimes obscure UK law.  The requirements for motorcycle%X92 plate are:  Character height 64mm Character width (except the figure 1 or letter I) 44mm Character stroke 10 mm Space ...

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  • 11 November 2013

Bikelawyer Motorcycle Accident Solicitors

Bikelawyer Motorcycle Accident Solicitors is a specialist firm of lawyers. Bikelawyer%X92s Andrew Campbell writes MCN Law and is MCN%X92s Legal Expert. Bikelawyer specialises in serious and catastrophic injuries although we act in the full range of motorcycle accidents. No-win, no-fee available.

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  • 16 January 2014

Electric bikes and riding regulations

I have been told previously that it is legal for younger riders to ride fast electric bikes such as the Brammo Empulse, but after looking this up online i cannot find anything to verify these statements and so i was hoping that this could get cleared up for me Many thanks :)

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  • 04 January 2014

Electric bikes and riding regulations

I have been told previously that it is legal for younger riders to ride fast electric bikes such as the Brammo Empulse, but after looking this up online i cannot find anything to verify these statements and so i was hoping that this could get cleared up for me Many thanks :)

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  • 04 January 2014

Hit and run

I was involved in a hit and run last June 2012, slow moving traffic when a young driver not concentrating rear-end me at 10-15mph.  He left in a hurry without stopping.  Luckily I could follow to were the driver dumped his car. I called for police assistance and did not approach the driver, whilst on the phone to the police the drivers mate turns up to pick him up, so I give the police details of both cars, reg etc as they leave the dumped car.  The insurance process begins, but the car owner fails to respond to any correspondence, ...

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  • 02 January 2014

Bike knocked over - workmen @ fault

Once again I am turning to MCN forum for advice. Last month a couple of workmen accidentally knocked my bike over off its side stand trying to get to the bins. They admitted the damage. And asked me to find out how much for the damages. My bike is a Versys 650 touring. The managed to smash the windscreen in 3 pieces. Scratch the hell out of the left pannier. Half my left foot peg is missing & my steering lock is damaged. I rang kawasaki and they said they could get a quote for damages if I brought it ...

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  • 14 October 2013

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