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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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Mar 13

Posts: 2

Okteecee says:

Nothing to do with 13

The only thing that stops people buying a new bike is the over inflated price tags that are being placed onto them these days, no reason other than that not to have a 13 plate, after all every little and big square box with wheels is unlucky as they are not enjoying the freedom of just 2 or possibly 3.

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

Immunity ?

I've never been concerned about the number thirteen, which by the way is called triskaidekaphobia, because I was born on the thirteenth and always imagined this gave me some sort of immunity.

As for registration numbers: I have a cherished number on my bike which I'd transfer to any new machine.

I bet the DVLA is doing a brisk trade selling alternative or cherished numbers to the superstitious right now.

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Dec 09

Posts: 2494

supermario says:


I'm not a superstitious person but I consider 13 to be my lucky number and use it whenever the occasion arises as I was born on the 13th!

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Sep 09

Posts: 905

Rogerborg says:

Taxes put me off

You can deal with the bad luck by running over a black cat.

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Jan 11

Posts: 13

BradleyRob says:

can't wait for 13

Looking forward to getting a new Triple with a 13 plate!

Rogerborg: I'll keep my two black cats in for a few months then.

Okteecee; trouble is the dealers are hiking up the price of older bikes as well.  You now have to pay more for a 3 to 5 year old bike than the original purchaser.  This does not happen in the car market.  No wonder 2nd hand bikes are staying in the showrooms for years.


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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

666 would

rediculous q most bikers are not supersticous, its not like we give a shit what our plate says, we want speed and handling and dry weather!!!!

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Jan 03

Posts: 21

Rocker66 says:

I was born on the 13th so I look on it as lucky for me. I actually picked up a new bike on !st march which was of course Friday 13th

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Jan 03

Posts: 21

Rocker66 says:

Sorry I meant say Friday & 13 not thought to be a good combination

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May 10

Posts: 427

X2Glider says:

13's been my lucky number

Had the number 13 on quite a few rugby and footy jerseys and always did well with it.  I even run a 666 on the dirt bike, cuz, well, the bike is evil.  And I have a black cat too.  Maybe I just like to push my luck.

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Aug 02

Posts: 602

winger says:

Bikers not superstiticous!!!!!! Feck me their the worsed of the lot.

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