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Steve Farrell  says:

Bike tax up 6%

Road tax for bikes over 600cc rises from £66 to £70 from April 1. The 6% rise was contained in yesterday’s Budget.  Tax for bikes between 401cc and 600cc rises from £48 to £50 while the rate for smaller bikes remains frozen at £15 for up to 150cc and £33 for up to 400cc. The Motorcycle Action Group said tax should...

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Aug 08

Posts: 514

KWAKZ750S says:

bike tax

As a MAG member I totally agree that riders should be rewarded in some way for reducing their impact on the environment.  I find it ludacris that my father in law can pay £35 a year ( now reduced I believe) for a Peugeot 207 HDI, yet I have to pay twice that for my Z750, which causes far less pollution, emissions and causes less wear and tear on the road.


With regard to the scrappage scheme, I'm totally against this idea, either for cars or bikes.  Why should my taxes be used to subsidise the Japanes/Korean/Italian....motor industry.  Main dealers may benefit from this, but how many small, independent workshops and mechanics have gone to then wall through lack of trade.  There are plenty cars and bikes out there, well in excess of 10 years old, which realistically have plenty life left in them.  Legislating older cars off the road is merely pandering to the whims of the eco nazi element, who would rather see any motorised transport legislated off the road in any case.

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Jan 09

Posts: 20

doctortongue says:

road tax

agree with you gixxer3quarter....seems strange i will pay £70 for my 2001 harley 1450 ultra and somebody with a 125 pays £150

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Nov 09

Posts: 12

T1G3R says:


Perhaps they could use some of the cash generated to fix the pot holes and craters littering the road network or on educating car drivers or on designing a new test, etc, etc

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Feb 10

Posts: 47

stevekwak says:

NO Road Tax

Thank goodness i live in the channel islands. :-) no road tax in jersey. otherwise i'd be paying a fortune in taxes on my bikes

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Aug 02

Posts: 45

sjtscott says:

taxed via CC or emissions?????

Hmm it is a little unfair how bikes are paying more tax than certain cars but hey don't should shout too loud otherwise they'll start imposing emissions regs on bikes and tax us like cars! There's no legal requirement for cats on bikes in the UK still or a test at the MOT to confirm the bike meets a certain emissions limit.

What would bikers prefer?

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Jan 08

Posts: 282

steven.hood7 says:


There you go ! The 100 Million found for pot-holes has just been raised by Motorcycles above 600cc.£66 per year rises to £70 as from April 1st. Not happy with this at all.

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Jul 09

Posts: 48

DrAtsab says:

Inconsistent taxation

A car with the same fuel consumption figure as my bike would be tax exempt, but I'll have to pay £70. There's nothing worse than inconsistency in government policy.

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Apr 06

Posts: 1208

CosherB says:

like car tax, it's just another mechanism to raise revenue for the exchequer and has nothing to do with investment in road infrastructure, environmental targets or public transport alternatives.  another no-so stealth tax to get UK plc out of the pile of sh*t it finds itself in financially ...

i'm off to panic buy cider before the weekend ...

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Dec 09

Posts: 3

laney21 says:


Hell I just changed my bike reg doc to a Ford Fiesta Duratorq and now my road Tax is nothing, just dont tell a,,' MCN', the only support we will get is from each other as any gov'ripoff'ment is only going to take more and more from the poor 'low classes' hard earning workers or what ever the tax paying people you want to call them. So MCN are you going to run a campaign against this farce!

Have a nice day,,,,,tum te tum

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Feb 10

Posts: 53

TheWookie says:

Oh calamity, my road tax has increased by a measly £2....

That's almost like....less than a penny a day...


Sheesh... big deal.

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