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Steve Farrell  says:

Euro MoT threat

Motorcyclists face roadside MoT-style inspections and restrictions on fitting accessories under proposals from Brussels. The UK’s MoT system will be replaced with a new Europe-wide roadworthiness inspection regime under the plans. As well as roadside spot checks just for bikes, the European Commission is proposing:  • Compulsory tests whenever a vehicle has been in an accident, changed owners or been modified...

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Sep 10

Posts: 8

doughnut1 says:

For what gain?

Will it be to have standardised MoT testing. In the case of motorcycles, such Big Brother interference will close a whole raft of businesses who supply the aftermarket accessory economy. So long as the product is CE approved is that not enough?

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Jul 10

Posts: 390

DoomedDog says:


What are the manufacturers doing with regards to opposing this propsed EU wide MOT? Nothing as usual, or are they going to fight their customers corner for a change? Once again it seems like it's being left to MAG and the like and motorcyclists themselves to stand up against legislation that harms motorcycling.

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Feb 10

Posts: 47

stevekwak says:

Im glad im a channel islander, we have no such thing as MOT over :)

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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:

Not entirely sure if they plan on charging you for said roadside inspections - but i bet so
read it carefully anyway and spread the link just in case our government decides to pay attention to the EU for once, hopefully we just say "pah we do it our way"

and lol at " Raising the cost of inspections by up to £30%."

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Feb 10

Posts: 47

stevekwak says:

and as a channel islander eg. Jersey, Guernsey, etc... we do not come under the UK or the EU as we have our own laws and governments, so go stick that up ya arses in brussels you twats

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Mar 06

Posts: 103

widowmakerv2 says:


This is the last straw AND only 2 days notice to fill the form out ?

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Jun 10

Posts: 49


How are you going to test a bike or car that's been in a bad accident? What will that tell you? "This car seems to have a damaged wing and a buckled front wheel, it fails the test" LOL!

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Feb 08

Posts: 817

Andy949494 says:


Has to be one of the worse surveys ever. Talks about PTI and never defines it. Typical Government...

Also there are questions which effectively mandate a 5% rise in pricing. No lower limit is available.

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

PTI = Partially Thoughtout Insanity

I can see why a standardised certificate of roadworthiness might be a good idea. If you are travelling across different countries, you have no idea to what standard vehicles have been tested, Italy might be a bunch of slack Friday afternoon box tickers whereas Germany would have a strict policy in place. If your tyre pressure is 1 degree below the manufacturer recommended pressure they might declare war on the offending person's country!

That said, I've tried to be impartial but I would rather stick with our current system and have told the Eurocrats exactly that. I don't want to have random roadside MOT's for f**ks sake. Journey times, congestion and emissions will all increase and thousands of bike accessory manufacturers will be down the Jobcentre adding to our crap economy. It's another example of blanket wide legislation that hasn't been thought through properly.


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Sep 10

Posts: 103

street3r says:

Form done. It will probably not happen. It will cost too much to implement it. UK's got no money so taht will be that.

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