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France rejects EU 'super-MOT'

Plans for a new Europe-wide ‘super MoT’ have been rejected in France, Sweden and Holland. The Motorcycle Action Group is calling for the UK to do the same. It says the proposed EU annual roadworthiness test could be more rigorous than our current MoT and cost £50 for bikes instead of £29. French parliament’s European Affairs Committee said including bikes...

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:

allez le france

I am now singing the french national anthem (badly)

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Apr 10

Posts: 55

The frogs are becoming the leaders of Europe

The French seem to be in a place right now, which leaves the rest of the European nations in ridicule. They are approaching the economic crisis with reasonable and sensible financioal policies. The government rejects this farsical means of bringing more cash into the tax system in order to protect the people who cannot pay for these outlandish ideas. In other countries (I am speaking mainly about Spain, where I live) the government protects the banks, as they continue to suck the last drops of blood from the people who are struggling to get by. They force us to accept pay cuts and leave people unemployed while they use that money to keep feeding the fat cats in their multiple posts so they can buy a new yacht. A disgrace to modern living! Allez la France! I hope the UK follows suit. I am sure the people have a clear idea what to do. It is just the clown who controls the government who I doubt....

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Sep 10

Posts: 1316

SatNavSteve says:

I hope all the people who have been slagging France on here recently will read this and take note, they aren't as bad as some make out!

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Aug 02

Posts: 3268

eatcs01 says:



They STILL have a 100bhp limit though.....

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Sep 10

Posts: 1316

SatNavSteve says:


Well, thats only a problem if you live there. And that wouldn't bother me with my 94bhp Tiger 800. Wow, how do people manage with only 100bhp? life must not be worth living! I'm sure if its a choice between 100bhp or no bike, what would be your choice? In the last few years, I've owned a Blackbird, a Fazer 1000 and a Sprint ST 1050 and I'm more than happy with the Tiger, but I prefer distance to out and out speed. Each to their own!

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Nov 09

Posts: 19

jimmuck says:

The problem for us is the UK accepts all EU legislation without question and to the letter, remember the 50kph 31.1mph swerve test fiasco.


The French and other eurpean nations simply say no.

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

It's an EU proposal being rejected by EU countries. The European Union isn't a governing body but is there to represent the interests of its European members. If European countries don't agree with the EU proposals, you have to ask the question - who does the EU represent. and who came up with the proposal in the first place and who backed it?

It's another nail in the coffin for a European body, trying to dictate policy across europe, that only serves to protect its future while many question its existence.

Well done France, Sweden and Holland. More will follow, I'm sure, and it's reassuring to think a democracy still exists.

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Sep 07

Posts: 2812

James600zx says:

Euro MOT.

Before we all get too excited perhaps they've simply rejected the first draft rather than the whole idea.

Regarding jimmuck's last sentence, in fact the problem is that other European nations don't simply say no, they allegedly say 'yes' to appear good Europeans and then carry on as before

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Apr 11

Posts: 129

moany100 says:


too right we have suffered enough rulings already the new bike test is bad enough

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