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    Default Registering a classic in the UK.

    I had a brain malfunction and bought a Benelli 650 twin. I can`t explain it, I wasn`t even drunk. Anyway, its an eyetie. If I register it with DVLA after May can it be done in the normal way but without the need for an M.O.T.? I know about the 40year exemption but it all seems a bit too good to be true to just get it insured ....and go!
    BTW, I`v e finished customising my 500SL Pantah. If I knew how to I`d post a picture.
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    You will still need an MOT but the bike will be tax exempt.
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    DVLA are changing the rules in May re MOTs . If you register a bike as historic vehicle the MOT exemptions are now active at 40 years old, not limited to pre-1960 as they were. So anything pre-1968 will now not need an MOT, next year pre-1969 and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    ..... So anything pre-1968 will now not need an MOT, next year pre-1969 and so on.
    Pre 1978 (40 years old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    DVLA are changing the rules in May re MOTs . If you register a bike as historic vehicle the MOT exemptions are now active at 40 years old, not limited to pre-1960 as they were. So anything pre-1968 will now not need an MOT, next year pre-1969 and so on.
    Will you still have to register for road tax even although tax exempt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H651z77ii9k
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    for the replies. It won`t be ready for the road until after May so I guess I just insure it and get the form from the post office and off I go. No M.O.T.

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    If the bike has not been registered in the uk you will need to mot it before the dvla will give you a registration number

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilLew View Post
    Pre 1978 (40 years old)
    Yes. Sorry, my mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam View Post
    Will you still have to register for road tax even although tax exempt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H651z77ii9k
    Yes, but nothing to pay

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    Great info re MOTs, thanks for that as I was contemplating MOTing the 860 next month.

    Cool, soon the ol bike will be MOT & tax exempt! And, yes, I do realise that the emphasis is now very much on the owner to make sure the bike is road worthy...

    PS - nothing wrong with the Benelli 650 twin, I quite like 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian paterson View Post
    If the bike has not been registered in the uk you will need to mot it before the dvla will give you a registration number
    Thanks. This is the information I needed. So even though it's over 40 years old she'll still need an mot.
    It'll have to be a daytime one cos I'm doing away with the lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian paterson View Post
    If the bike has not been registered in the uk you will need to mot it before the dvla will give you a registration number
    Thanks. This is the information I needed. So even though it's over 40 years old she'll still need an mot.
    It'll have to be a daytime one cos I'm doing away with the lights!

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    The following web address should clarify:
    http://www.classicandsportscar.com/n...ified-classics

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