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Are you superstitious about the 13 plate?

There is talk within the motorcycle industry that new bike sales could drop with the introduction of the new 13 registration plates due to peoples' superstitions. Is the inclusion of a 13 on a registration plate enough to put you off buying a new bike, or indeed has it already? Place your vote and don't forget to comment - your thoughts...

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

13 Plate

Yes, I actually purchased my new bike a little earlier than originally planned to avoid having a 13-plate. 

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Same here Marcus

The main reason was i wanted the underseat exhaust on the 675, but i'll have to admit avoiding the 13 plate was a consideration( especially as the last time i bought new it was a disastrous experience from the start till finish, didn't want to add to the chances of that happening again)

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Bebobobob

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Bebobobob says:

Delusional?

seriously? it's disturbing people are still that thick, did you know the average house has 13 steps..... you're going to die because of that amount of steps now, also black cats may have sat on your bikes and a psychic said you're going to die in a bike crash

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preunit

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preunit says:

Lets see..

what the cards say, shall we :unsure:

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69Fastback

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69Fastback says:

12+1

Reminds me of Ángel Nieto, 12+1.

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oldandbold

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oldandbold says:

What about....

666 plates and ones with GGG (looks like 666)in them?

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

actually

almost every house has 13 steps, because its building regulations , any more than that and you have to build a platform in ,therefore increasing the expense of the build. hence most houses having 13 steps.

Also the number 13 is considered unlucky because of the date the French decided to do away with the knights templer which was friday 13th of october 1307.

Now tradition is a powerfull thing given over 700 years to establish itself and 13 being an unlucky number could be seen more of a sign of not trusting people, more than anything else(especially kings who owe you lots of money). so sometimes supersitions can be linked to a certain amount of common sense, ie like walking under a ladder.

So supersitious maybe, delusional and thick, i think not

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

13 Plate

Generally speaking I am not a superstitious person.  I have no issues with black cats, would not necessarily avoid walking under a ladder and will quite happily step on cracks in the pavement.  But, I didn't want a 13 plate on my bike.  Can't really explain why - I just didn't. 

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muddy686

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muddy686 says:

If you put off buying a bike for 6 months because you don't want a 13 plate you are an idiot.  Unless you REALLY like the number 63! 

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minij

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minij says:

13/63

ahh 2019/69 will bring out some creative plates

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