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Steve Farrell  says:

Bike tax up

Motorcycle road tax for bikes over 600cc has increased by nearly 6% in the Budget.  The rate for over-600s has gone from £70 to £74. It’s the second rise since March 2010, when the price was £66. Tax for bikes between 401cc and 600cc has also gone up, from £50 to £53. Bikes from 151cc to 400cc now cost £35 to...

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uncleturtle

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uncleturtle says:

Bike Tax

Why are bikes being hit harder? You can get cars with zero road fund license that do 50-odd mpg. Why then are bikes having their license fees pushed up when a good proportion do at least 50 mpg and cause very little surface damage to roads? In fact more bikes are damaged by the UK's roads, potholes etc. If there are any vehicles out there that deserve a life free of the road fund license, it's the bikes.

Makes no sense.

Just wanted to get in before someone comes on here advertising shoes or clothes! SPAMMERS, go away!

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exportmanuk

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exportmanuk says:

My wifes car which has a higher CO2 output and uses more fuel than my bike  has been reduced to £20.00

 

CRAZY

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Sanjuricus

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Sanjuricus says:

Bike Tax

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amidoinitrite? Trololololol!!!!

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ERP30

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ERP30 says:

Bike Tax

Here in Ireland it costs €76 no matter what bike you ride. 50cc Moped = €76 Goldwing = €76 , i personally think it should be free or i wouldn't complain if it went back to 20 quid like it was when i started biking in 1994... bikers really are ripped off.....

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

It's not the £70 or £74 that's the problem... it's just the price of a couple of fill-ups... but it is a slap in the face for a considerate group of road users when other, far less eco-friendly forms of transport are cheaper to tax. The govt. along with many others see motorcycles as recreational vehicles that the roads could well do without.

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JacquesWood

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JacquesWood says:

It isn't midless

I was talking too a chap at my local council not long ago, talking about this very subject. And he says, that the reason for the increase in bike tax is due to a motorcycle's need for better quality road surfacing. He says, they wish they could concrete the entire road network and be be done with it. But, it seems there is consideration for us bikers, but with that comes increased costs in tax. And, to be fair, all the roads that have been resurfaced near me (Surrey) are certainly coming out as nice, smooth bits of black heaven! Have a chat with your local councils, mine are really proactive about keeping road surfaces to a high quality to minimise crashes.

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tackyaccy

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tackyaccy says:

what were doing

is subsidising car tax for thoes cars with small emissions,its a bit bloody rich isnt it when a car takes up 4 times the space of a motorcycle. just another ripoff.

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holdcrai121

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holdcrai121 says:

Joke

This country is a Joke, the roads are becoming unrideable, I have nearly binned my bike twice in so many weeks there is a road between Fort Dunlop and Wood end Lane in Erdington Birmingham That is so dangerous due to the amount of pot holes it's stupid, around both islands and as you turn into the road from wood end lane. why we stand for this all they do is hike the pricing and give no service...JOKE!!!!

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Damage.

Sorry JacquesWood, but your councillor's statement that, "the reason for the increase in bike tax is due to a motorcycle's need for better quality road surfacing" clearly doesn't stand up to scrutiny. We're not doing the damage and besides, that's not how taxation works. All taxes and National Insurance goes into a single pot. The Government then decide what to spend it on. Your taxes don't buy you what you think you're getting.

Oh, and if the newly resurfaced roads round your way are that good I'm almost certain that you live near the Council Offices. I've seen that sort of corruption before.

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blue200tdi

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blue200tdi says:

Tax, tax, tax!

The road tax DOES NOT go towards road repairs, that stopped years ago. The main problem we have is that the MP's drive cars, and only cars, so are in all probability, bike haters, so we have to pay to fund the cars that are virtually free to tax, they reduce the tax for one group, and raise it for another.

All this rubbish about the enviroment is codswallop, they need to stop cutting down the rain forests and tax the heck out of house builders, but they'll not do either because councils earn money and get roads built for free from housing estates and who would fund a war to protect the rain forests, unless they were full of oil of course.

If the enviroment was a huge concern, then why tax bikes off the road? My wife's car is cheaper to tax than my ZZR1400, where the heck is the sense in that? And my Volvo V70 is only £45 a year more than my bike!!!

And please, please, please claim from your local council if your bike or car is damaged by a pot hole, they have a duty of care for all road users, don't be fobbed off either, take it to court if you have too.

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